April 5, 2010
NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES NEW CAREER CENTER RESOURCE FOR ATTORNEYS
Web Site Provides One-Stop-Shopping for Job Seekers, Employers and Recruiters
Continuing its commitment to providing cutting-edge resources to help attorneys find employment in this difficult job market, the New York State Bar Association today launched a new Career Center that will match attorneys who need jobs with employers who need attorneys. The NYSBA Career Center, powered by JobTarget and located on the State Bar's Web site at www.nysba.org/jobs, will be a complete, one-stop-shopping resource for job seekers, employers and recruiters.
With competition for limited job openings getting tougher, it is vital in today's job market that attorneys have the most up-to-date information on hand when searching for jobs in the legal profession," said State Bar President Michael E. Getnick (Getnick Livingston Atkinson & Priore, LLP of Utica and of counsel to Getnick & Getnick of New York City). "This outstanding new resource on our Web site offers a powerful tool that matches job seekers with employers and recruiters. Attorneys will now have timely and relevant information as well as the right resources at their fingertips to conduct a thorough and successful job search. Equally important, employers and recruiters will have the ability to tap into the unsurpassed talent of New York attorneys."
The new NYSBA Career Center features state-of-the-art search tools from JobTarget. The Center allows State Bar Association members to post their resumes on the site free of charge for one year and to create a "jobseeker account" that easily manages all of their activities. Members will also be able to conduct timely, comprehensive and targeted job searches, and receive daily email job alerts about openings in specific professional areas of interest. All of the same services also are available to non-member attorneys for a small annual fee of $50.
Additionally, employers and recruiters will be able to use the new Career Center to post job openings, review resumes, and create an "employer account" to manage online recruiting efforts. Fees depend on the type of employer (for instance, non-profit or private law firm) and the desired length of posting time.
"This new Career Center is an important and practical benefit that the State Bar is proud to offer. We know it will be an indispensable tool that will make a real difference in the lives of the lawyers we serve," Getnick added.