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Claire Cavanagh

Claire Cavanagh is an Associate Director at EJ Legal in London, a leading legal recruitment agency. She is a highly experienced and prominent legal recruiter for private practice for both partners and assistants and is recognised as one of the leading recruiters in London. EJ Legal regularly post top jobs, latest vacancies and the latest industry news.

This is the second of two articles showing how social media can be used to best effect in job seeking. The first in the January issue looked at LinkedIn.

Twitter has been used by lawyers and legal professionals since its introduction for connecting with other like-minded professionals. Job seekers are increasingly using the platform for connecting with and following firms and, on the flip-side, recruiters are sourcing and screening candidates’ profiles.

In light of this, there are many things you can do to make yourself appear more employable to firms and recruiters on Twitter and to seek out your perfect firm or role. This guide outlines the dos and don’ts of Twitter for legal professionals.

LinkedIn is the biggest social media platform for professionals but has seen only moderate uptake by those in the law industry, until now. Both legal firms and specialist law recruiters are tuning into the power of LinkedIn to find prime law candidates and to find out more about their applicants, so are you ready to get spotted? This cheat sheet contains a number of specialised tips and tricks to help you get noticed and tick the recruiter’s boxes.