Frequently Asked Questions

Legal recruiting with Astor Professional Search

When we communicate, is it confidential?

Absolutely. We hold all communications with you in the strictest confidence, and we go to extreme lengths to ensure this confidentiality. In fact, even our Chicago office location was specifically selected, because our building’s security does not record who has visited us (a rarity in today’s “big brother” environment).

 

Is it comprehensive?

Yes. You are an individual, with individual personalized goals and career aspirations. Our client firms and corporations are also made up of individuals, and your satisfaction and success with a new employer is as much about the individuals with whom you would be working as it is about any other factors. We dig deep into every search, examining culture, practice group personalities, clientele, partner and associate demographics, and more to provide the most comprehensive and personalized search experience possible.

 

Do you have up-to-date market knowledge?

Yes. We are not sitting on a beach somewhere passively trolling law firm websites for job listings. Rather, we are in the heart of the Chicago Loop and out on the street, constantly communicating with our client firms and companies utilizing primary market intelligence and proprietary data to develop and identify short and long-term micro and macro trends.

 

What if I’m not sure if I want to make a move?

We hear this a lot, and we agree. How could you be “sure” if you want to make a move? Specifically, how can you form an opinion with limited information at your disposal? At minimum, we will help put your current position in context by apprising you of what particular alternatives might look like.

We are not here to “sell” you. Rather, we are here to consult and listen intently to your specific short and long-term goals, and to uncover critical objectives of which you, yourself, may not even be aware. In short, we work collaboratively to determine exactly where you are within the broader context, where you want to go, and how you can best navigate to get there.

 

Can you just let me know what’s going on in the legal market?

Of course. We track the legal market on a full-time basis, and we are more than happy to fill you in on the constant changes.

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