How do I apply for a staff position?
We post positions that are available to external candidates here. Applicants must submit resumes online. After we receive an application, we will follow up by email.
When and how will I hear if I am being considered for the position?
We will try to notify you either by email or a phone call within five business days after your initial submission if we are considering you for the position.
Do you offer job shadowing or short-term work experience?
We do not currently offer this experience.
Does Schiff Hardin conduct background checks?
Yes, we perform background checks on all new hires before they start. A typical background check will verify employment and education and include a criminal record check. We may also perform a credit check for certain positions.
Does Schiff Hardin offer health care coverage?
Yes. Please see our Generous Benefits Program section.
Where can I learn about the job requirements for a position?
To understand specific skills you need for a particular position, we recommend that you search for the position(s) that interest you and review the job posting.
Does Schiff Hardin pay competitive salaries?
Yes. We consult various law firm-specific salary surveys to determine current market data. If you are interested in learning more about salary levels generally, you may want to check the following sources:
What is the rehire process for former Schiff Hardin employees?
We follow the same application process for a former employee that we follow for other candidates. Visit our search tool to find open positions that match your experience.
Also, if you still have friends working here, you might want to contact them and ask them to submit your name through our Employee Referral program.
Will I have opportunities for training and development after I am hired?
Yes. We value training and development and encourage our employees to seek internal and external opportunities for professional development and to discuss them with their manager.
Tell me about the Schiff Hardin interview process?
The interview process typically begins with a phone interview with a recruiter. That interview is sometimes followed by a conversation with a member of the team with an open position.
The interview with your recruiter tends to focus on your experience and interests, while the interview with a team member is more technical, or skills-based.
After these interviews, we may invite you for a callback interview, either on-site at a Schiff Hardin location or at a location near you via video conference. During these interviews, you will meet one-on-one with several employees in the hiring group. Each interview lasts about 45 minutes. An interviewer may be a peer or a manager.
We try to reach a hiring decision within five business days after the final interview has taken place, but please ask your recruiter for a better understanding of our timeframe.
I have an upcoming interview. What should I wear?
Please ask your recruiter for advice. Your interview dress depends on the type of job and group with which you are interviewing. Typically, we recommend you wear “business casual” dress — clothes that are appropriate for the workplace but also comfortable.
Where can I ask additional questions?
If our website does not answer all of your questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out our LinkedIn page for more information.