Are you currently on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn? Use them to help you in your search…
Thinking of going for a position at a specific company? Before you apply, have you followed them on LinkedIn? Do you “like” their Facebook page? Are you following them on Twitter? If not, why not?
Do your homework/ research on that company and if they have pages on social media then connect to them. If you don’t, then don’t be surprised if you don’t hear back from them! Companies will often check to see if anyone is “following” them who have the skills/experience that match roles they are currently recruiting for and will sometimes meet these candidates before opening their role up to the wider market (if they then need to!)
And yes this also applies within the legal arena! Law firms and recruiters apply exactly the same criteria when they recruit lawyers, legal secretaries and paralegals. Visit this page for more tips on how to get noticed by prospective employers!