Here’s a nifty variation on the law school scam, parasitical internet predator division:
Firstlawjob.com provides the following services to its clients:
How The Process Works
I. Fill out the application.
II. Submit payment [$89. An $110 savings from the regular price of $199]
III. A career counselor will contact you via email to discuss career opportunities.
IV. We begin searching and applying for jobs on your behalf through a real-time database of hiring firms, as well as relationships with law firms and legal recruiters.
V. You will be contacted directly by those firms that are interested in you.
Don’t bother to contact the site to try to figure out where, if anywhere, your resume has been submitted though, because:
Since we work with outside recruiters, they do not provide us the name of the Firms
that are considering our candidates for employment. We inform the Firms who we are and that they may receive duplicate resumes directly from our clients. We’ve found that in those rare instances where we duplicate our efforts with our clients, it can’t hurt for a potential employer to see your resume twice.
So Firstlawjob.com doesn’t even purport to contact any employers! It merely claims to send your resume along to “outside recruiters,” whoever those might be.
Of course all of this is immaterial, since the chances of anyone ever getting any legal job via second-hand resume spamming can be safely calculated as zero.
My favorite detail in all this is that the image used on the web site is the first image that’s pulled up if you Google “stock legal image.” Way to go the extra mile guys.