I'm unhappy at my firm. Should I tell applicants?

by admin 4. March 2014 12:25

Dear Jane,

I am not very happy at the firm and have been vocal about my issues. The firm still asks me to interview both law student and lateral recruits. I’m always tempted to answer their questions honestly.

Sincerely,

One of These Days I Will Tell the Truth

Dear One of These Days I Will Tell the Truth,

You can play with that thought in your mind, but don’t do it. You are being asked to do recruiting as an advocate and fiduciary of the firm. Please justify their belief that you have sound judgment.

 

Jane DiRenzo Pigott is the managing director of R3 Group LLC, specializing in working with professional service organizations on leadership and change in connection with diversity and inclusion. Before founding R3 Group, she practiced law for more than two decades at large law firms where she chaired a practice group, served on the executive management and compensation committees, and founded and ran diversity initiatives and affinity groups.

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