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TRU Tips | January 2024

TRU Staffing Partners February 1, 2024 at 7:00 AM
TRU Tips

The TRU Staffing Partners Hot Jobs newsletter provides readers with a weekly tip for our professionals and hiring managers in the data privacy, ediscovery, and cybersecurity spaces. With more than 12 years of experience in staffing and recruiting for our industries, our TRU Tips are relevant and crucial for anyone hiring or job hunting in our communities.

January 4th, 2024

If you directly submit your resume to a job posting, a third-party agency typically cannot assist or represent you to that company for up to six months, but more likely 12-24 months.

Top 3 Reasons to Never Accept a Counteroffer from your Current Employer: 

  1. 80% of senior executives lose trust in employees who accept a counteroffer.
  2. 96% of workers who accept counteroffers leave anyway or are fired within 12 months of accepting the counter.
  3. Have the courage to ask for a raise/promotion BEFORE seeking employment elsewhere and avoid the "counter" part of your new offer entirely..

January 10th, 2024 

Conference attendance and preparation is essential for a successful and accountable experience. 

Top 3 Tips for Conference Attendees at LegalWeek: 

  1. Study the vendor floor, highlight what providers you want to visit, and have three questions you want answered about their company, service, or software prepared in advance.

  2. Know exactly which sessions you plan to attend and invite a colleague or customer to join you at those sessions. Sit together.

  3. Better to over- not under-book appointments. People will cancel last minute, and you want your calendar full.

January 17th, 2024

Assume your resume is being pushed through A.I. modules before, during, and after a company solicits and receives your resume.

Top 3 Ways to Cater Your Resume to A.I.:

  1. Align keywords on the job description with same key skills you have on your resume.

  2. Avoid creating limitations to consideration, like having an objective that says you seek certain things (those things may not be available in that role and will rule you out).

  3. Avoid complex formatting and use of images as they may cause misinterpretation through machine learning or OCR (optical character recognition).

January 24th, 2024

The speed of hire is increasing, the job volume is increasing, the cost of talent is decreasing, and skill experience expectations are decreasing.

Top 3 Trends from the Latest Eye on ESI:

  1. At the end of 2023, the contract job market overtook direct hiring at a three-to-one ratio at the point of hire.
  2. Speed of hire for ESI project managers and analysts is accelerating from 40 to 30 days at law firms and vendors.
  3. Only 65% of TRU candidates are taking their first offers due to receiving multiple offers and speed of hire accelerating. again?

January 31st, 2024

Over 25% of TRU contractors who started assignments in 2023 were offered conversions within the year into direct hires. Ninety-five percent of those contractors accepted the conversion in 2023.

Top 5 Most Desired Contractor Skills from TRU’s 2024 eDiscovery Jobs Report:

  1. Relativity Administrator Skills
  2. RelativityOne Processing
  3. Project/Case Management
  4. TAR/CAR/Analytics/A.I.
  5. ESI Attorney