How to get a family-friendly position
So, when I read Suzanne Dupree Howe's blog post on counsel to counsel, it made me think what it may take to get a family-friendly position. Suzanne's post says these positions at law firms usually are found through back door methods. Suzanne, a legal recruiter, says she has placed and gotten offers for women with reduced work schedules. But the interview process is tricky.
"In order to successfully negotiate, these women had to interview as if they wanted a full-time position, then sit back and wait for an offer. Then once the offer was in hand, they negotiated their hours. Simply put, they had to make the firms believe they were indispensable before they showed all their cards," Suzanne says.
Do you believe the back door method works best when seeking a part-time job?