Legal Secretaries

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Legal Secretary Recruitment

Are you a candidate actively or passively in the job market, looking to secure or be informed about new opportunities that would complement your experience as a Junior, Intermediate or Senior Legal Secretary? Are you an employer looking for a recruitment agency that will represent you proficiently in sourcing a Legal Secretary that will make a genuine difference in your support function?

MJD Recruitment is a specialist recruitment agency with dedicated offices in Sydney and Melbourne who effectively recruit for and assist job seeking Legal Secretaries across Australia. With 45 years of combined experience recruiting Legal Secretaries we understand just how much value the right Legal Secretary can make in a support function. We are well known for our incredible network of highly experienced Legal Secretaries, from junior to senior positions. The legal support market holds a very special place in our Managing Directors heart, as this has been an area of success and speciality for him for over 12 years now.

Recruiting the role of the Legal Secretary requires particular focus on detail orientation, ability to work to tight deadlines, capabilities with technology, written & verbal communications skills, research skills, multi-tasking and prioritisation. Emotional intelligence (EQ) as well as intelligence quotient (IQ) is also important, ensuring the right ‘fit’ is found, not just the right skillset, resulting in a better match for the employer and the employee. The MJD Recruitment know that when Legal Secretary recruitment is managed with care for ‘fit’ and skill, it results in greater longevity and stronger productivity.
Many of our highly experienced Consultants continue to choose a specialisation in office support recruitment because they understand just how business critical these roles are. The right support staff provide a level of comfort to their teams that allows focus on more strategic matters.

What We Know About Legal Secretary Recruitment

There are very specific competencies that a Legal Secretary must possess to be successful in any in-house role or private practice.

Knowing how these affect performance within different practice areas or in-house roles is essential.

For Clients

Seeking The Perfect Legal Secretary

We dedicate time and resources ensuring that we are across the ‘best of the best’ office support staff in the corporate marketplace. Many of the roles that we recruit for are filled with candidates that come via or referrals, networks across office support roles at so many different levels keep us informed about stand out talent.

Regarded as trusted & knowledgeable advisors, we go beyond recruitment support for our network of Receptionist candidates. The candidate experience starts with the recruitment agency and receiving career advice from specialists with over 45 years of experience in office support, builds immediate trust and respect for your brand.

We are incredibly proud to be working with some of Australia’s top tier firms and respected organisations who regard our invaluable insight and real market knowledge when hiring Receptionists. 80% of the clients that we work with are a result of personal recommendations from existing business and career partners. With an adaptable, consultative approach we work alongside internal HR teams and run the entire recruitment process for others.

For Candidates

Seeking The Ideal Legal Secretary Job

Working alongside a Personal Assistant, supporting them with a matter as important as their career, is a genuine privilege and one that we take seriously – but we also endeavour to ensure that there is an element of enjoyment in the process too!

We have long standing relationships with employer of choice style organisations and can share with you an intimate knowledge as to why they might be the right fit for you. We are known for our confidential and proactive introductions on behalf of our PA candidates, we don’t wait around for a role to be called in, we professionally source suitable opportunities with existing & new prospects.

Our PA networks are first to hear about new opportunities before they go to advertising stage, keeping our valued candidates ahead of competition.

We hold a number of exclusive events for our PA network to help strengthen our relationships and understanding of who you are. These range from informative or educational to fun and interactive and help you to strengthen your networks also.

What We Understand About Legal Secretaries

Legal Secretaries are serious about their careers and often like to be well informed on what is happening in the legal support market beyond their own roles.

How To Land Yourself A Legal Secretary Position

Whether you’re relocating or looking for the next step in your career, if you’re thinking about applying for legal secretary positions, the team at MJD Recruitment are here to help. We’re a specialist recruitment agency dedicated to helping experienced office support professionals find the perfect job for them.

We work alongside several prestigious businesses and organisations throughout Australia, connecting them with candidates who fit the role and their company culture. As specialists in legal secretary recruitment, the MJD Recruitment team is here to help you land yourself the legal secretary position of your dreams.

What Employers Look For In A Great Legal Secretary Resume

If you want your resume to stand out and stick in the mind of your prospective employer, make sure you include the following elements.
Use the keywords from the job advertisement.If an advertisement has used specific terminology or ‘buzzwords’, try to incorporate them into your resume as much as you can. Employers looking for a legal secretary in Melbourne, Sydney, or Brisbane will often use words such as;

• Calendaring/scheduling
• Legal documents
• Drafting
• Proofreading
• Secretarial
• Data entry
Highlight your relevant experience or qualifications. Legal secretaries typically don’t need specific training or certifications for the role, but relevant experience will definitely give you a competitive edge. If you have experience in the legal industry or qualifications in administration or business management, make sure to include them in your resume.
A strong summary goes a long way. You should include a 2-3 sentence summary at the top of your resume. If done correctly, this will grab the recruiter’s attention and encourage them to read the rest of your resume carefully. Your summary should include;

• How long you’ve been a legal secretary
• Your primary duties and responsibilities
• Relevant skills and qualifications
• What you can offer the company
Keep it short. Your resume shouldn’t be any longer than two pages at the most. Many employers will disregard lengthy resumes without even reading them, so try to keep it short and sweet.

What Employers Look For In A Great Legal Secretary Resume

If you want your resume to stand out and stick in the mind of your prospective employer, make sure you include the following elements.
Use the keywords from the job advertisement.If an advertisement has used specific terminology or ‘buzzwords’, try to incorporate them into your resume as much as you can. Employers looking for a legal secretary in Melbourne, Sydney, or Brisbane will often use words such as;

• Calendaring/scheduling
• Legal documents
• Drafting
• Proofreading
• Secretarial
• Data entry
A strong summary goes a long way. You should include a 2-3 sentence summary at the top of your resume. If done correctly, this will grab the recruiter’s attention and encourage them to read the rest of your resume carefully. Your summary should include;

• How long you’ve been a legal secretary
• Your primary duties and responsibilities
• Relevant skills and qualifications
• What you can offer the company
Highlight your relevant experience or qualifications. Legal secretaries typically don’t need specific training or certifications for the role, but relevant experience will definitely give you a competitive edge. If you have experience in the legal industry or qualifications in administration or business management, make sure to include them in your resume.
Keep it short. Your resume shouldn’t be any longer than two pages at the most. Many employers will disregard lengthy resumes without even reading them, so try to keep it short and sweet.

4 Interview Questions You Might Hear In Your Interview

The interview is your chance to show your prospective employer who you are and what you’re about, so make sure you prepare a few answers to some of the most commonly asked interview questions. The MJD Recruitment team has pulled together the four questions interviewers ask of a legal secretary in Sydney, Melbourne, or Brisbane.
A legal secretary typically has dozens of things on their plates at any time, so organisational skills are a must-have. If you have specific organisational strategies like planners, lists, sticky notes, or goal-setting, share these in your interview. Show the employer that you have a plan and that you’re cool, calm, and collected under pressure.
Unfortunately, almost every secretary will face an unpleasant situation in their career. They meet so many people daily that coming across an angry or upset individual is inevitable. If your interviewer asks this question, provide them with a real-life example of a time in which you dealt with a difficult situation.
Everyone gets overwhelmed at work sometimes; it’s just a fact of life. You don’t need to tell the interviewer that you never feel overwhelmed; they’ll know you’re lying. The employer is looking for an idea of how you adapt to difficult or stressful situations. Tell them your strategies for working through overwhelming periods.
Legal secretaries aren’t lawyers, so they don’t need to understand all facets of the law. However, when employers undergo legal secretary recruitment, they’ll be on the lookout for a basic understanding of legal jargon and terminology. Some secretaries’ responsibilities may include research, transcription, and drafting of correspondence, so they need to have a fundamental understanding of the legal industry. If you have no experience in the industry, try to demonstrate that you have taken steps to familiarise yourself with the sector and emphasise that you’re a fast learner.

Why Talk To MJD Recruitment About Legal Secretary Recruitment?

We’re proud to say that we help countless highly-qualified legal secretary professionals find their dream positions.

If You’re Looking For Legal Secretary Recruitment Opportunities, Contact MJD Recruitment

At MJD Recruitment, we have over 50 years of experience in recruitment. We take great pride in our role as a genuine partner to prestigious organisations throughout Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, providing them with the highest quality referrals and recruits for their vacant positions. Likewise, we make sure our candidates feel valued and supported in their journey to find the position that allows them to flourish. So whether your firm needs help with legal secretary recruitment or you have the qualifications and experience to take on a legal secretary position, MJD Recruitment can help you make the right connections. Contact us today.

If You’re Looking For Legal Secretary Recruitment Opportunities, Contact MJD Recruitment

At MJD Recruitment, we have over 50 years of experience in recruitment. We take great pride in our role as a genuine partner to prestigious organisations throughout Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, providing them with the highest quality referrals and recruits for their vacant positions. Likewise, we make sure our candidates feel valued and supported in their journey to find the position that allows them to flourish. So whether your firm needs help with legal secretary recruitment or you have the qualifications and experience to take on a legal secretary position, MJD Recruitment can help you make the right connections. Contact us today.

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