Job ID: 7026
Updated: Feb 21, 2023
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Category: Legal Recruiting & Development
About Kirkland & Ellis
At Kirkland & Ellis, we are united in our ambition and drive to move forward. We share core values that help us achieve excellence: collaboration, talent empowerment, service, inclusion, respect and gratitude. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in the brightest talent and encourage a diversity of perspectives and strengths to create dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their field. Our talented professionals show up every day knowing they will engage in meaningful work, continuous learning and professional development.
As one of the world’s leading law firms, we serve a broad range of clients with market-leading practices in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and management; restructurings; high-stakes litigation and trials; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. We handle the most complicated and sophisticated legal matters because we don’t just meet industry standards, we create them. We bring innovation and entrepreneurialism to every engagement and, as a result, have long-standing client relationships with leading global corporations and financial sponsors. With 6,500 employees (including 3,000+ lawyers) operating from 18 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.
Essential Job Functions
As a member of the Firmwide Legal Recruiting & Development Department (“LRD”), the CareerLink Coach for Chicago will guide and support attorneys, alumni, and friends of the Firm in defining their career goals, including job search efforts.
The Kirkland CareerLink (“KCL” or “CareerLink”) program provides industry-leading support to Kirkland attorneys, alumni, and Firm clients in defining and pursuing career success. Harnessing the global reach of Kirkland’s brand and connections, CareerLink delivers value through in-depth career coaching, innovative program and resource development, and network building.
The CareerLink Coach will be an integral part of the innovative and award-winning CareerLink program managing day-to-day activities, working with clients on career direction, resume development, interview preparation, salary negotiations, networking best practices, and more. The CareerLink Coach will also be responsible for tracking program metrics, developing meaningful resources for an effective job search, and integrating these offerings into the greater LRD programming.
This role will work collaboratively and seamlessly with resources across the LRD channels and other departments in areas such as: Alumni Engagement, Events Planning, Recruiting, Professional Development/Training, Diversity & Inclusion, and Marketing & Communications.
Essential Functions: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
Other Functions: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills:
Teamwork, ownership of assigned work, responsiveness, and outstanding commitment to excellence is essential for this position. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess these qualifications:
Technology plays an important role in the execution of team deliverables. Candidates are expected to work within the following tools:
Certificates, Licensures, Registrations:
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.
How to Apply
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