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What's it like being a recruiter?

Pay, day-to-day, etc. Worth going into? Would speciali flanders05/17/17
Stressful. Place or starve. The recruiter's firm typical retard05/17/17
Anecdote: My buddy did this after law school. He was extrem ginganinja05/18/17
flanders (May 17, 2017 - 10:24 pm)

Pay, day-to-day, etc.

Worth going into?

Would specialize in law or finance.

Thanks

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retard (May 17, 2017 - 11:01 pm)

Stressful. Place or starve.

The recruiter's firm typically gets between 25 percent and 33 percent of the placed employee's first year salary. I'm not 100 percent sure what the actual recruiter's cut is but I believe it's somewhere south of 50 percent.

Let's say you place three 4th year associates into a major market big law at $220k a piece AND don't have to share credit (from what I gather uncommon) you are looking at somewhere between 110,000 and 147,000 assuming you get a fifty percent cut. Sounds easy? Don't forget how easy it is for firms to locate somewhat talented 4th years on their own, how many recruiters are working and how many 4th years are pimping themselves out without a recruiter.

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ginganinja (May 18, 2017 - 7:10 pm)

Anecdote: My buddy did this after law school. He was extremely social and great at networking, so I figured it was a good match. He ended up hating it and quit after a year.

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