“Elise worked tirelessly on my behalf and helped place me at a top law firm at a time when very few firms were hiring. Elise took the time to learn my background and get a good idea of the direction in which I wanted my career to move. And when positions would open up she would talk them through with me, weighing the advantages and disadvantages of each job. She never pushed me to apply to any opening. Instead, it was clear she wanted me to find the best job for me, one where I would be happy. I highly recommend working with Elise as a legal recruiter. In fact, I've already referred several of my friends to her, and each one has had a similarly positive experience working with her.”
"When I first talked to Elise, I wasn't even sure if I wanted to switch jobs. The legal job market was tumbling and I was just happy to be employed -- switching meant risking job security. That said, I felt from the beginning I was in good hands with Elise as I quickly realized that she has a keen sense for both the market and the job position I was seeking. Throughout the process, Elise provided me with unbiased guidance -- I truly felt that she wanted what was best for me, and not merely the placement fee which seems to be the sole focus for most legal recruiters. Most importantly, I was offered and accepted the job position and am loving it. Without Elise, and her superior skills and guidance, I would never have seized the opportunity."
"I work in a niche practice area where openings are few and far between. Elise Lau called me with a dream opportunity closer to family and helped me polish my resume for the position. After I was rejected without an interview, I was devastated. Elise thought I was the right fit for the position and kept pushing the firm's recruiting coordinator to take a look at my resume again. Her persistence paid off for me: I got a screening interview, which led to a callback and ultimately a job offer. I accepted and am now raising my young children closer to their grandparents and cousins. Thank you Elise!"
“While a lateral move is not exactly a pleasant experience, I am happy to say that I was quite pleased with the services of Elise Lau. Elise was a great resource, particularly because I was planning to move to California from out-of-state. My anxiety due to my lack of familiarity with the job market in California was eased by Elise's solid experience in this area. She was there every step of the way, providing me with sound advice which was critical to securing my desired employment. She was also diligent and kept me updated on a regular basis with new developments. I highly recommend Elise Lau.”
“Like other associates at top law firms, I had been approached by a number of legal recruiters, most of whom I found either pushy and off-putting, or indifferent to my particular background and goals. Elise Lau was different. From the start, she focused on my career goals, and helped to steer me toward positions that would help me to achieve these goals. Initially, as a junior associate looking to change practice groups in a tough economic market, I found myself discouraged, but Elise persevered and counseled me not to scale back my expectations in order to take a position that I would ultimately be dissatisfied with. Her persistence and confidence paid off, and I was rewarded with exactly the kind of position I had been hoping for. I could not be happier, and I recommend Elise to any attorney who is seeking a rewarding career change.”
“Elise Lau helped me get the perfect job because she took the time to get to know me and understand my vision before making any recommendations. She helped me move from a boutique firm to a national firm consisting of lawyers that share my values and handle the types of high profile matters that made me fall in love with the law in the first place. During my transition period, Elise checked on me to ensure that my move was going smoothly and was always available to help. That is the type of sincerity that makes working with Elise so easy and enjoyable. Not being impulsive though, I decided to hold off on a recommendation until I was sure that my move was the right one. Now, having worked at my firm for a while, I can confidently say that Elise's attentiveness to my needs as a lawyer is a key reason that I am thriving in my practice
“I am happy to report that I have had the pleasure, and fortune, of working with Elise Lau, who recently guided me through a stressful job search involving several wonderful opportunities, each of which had its own set of very tempting perks. While I was working with a few other recruiters at the time, Elise really showed them up through her diligence, empathy, accessibility and honest evaluations of the pros and cons, short-term and long-term, of each of my options. She invested much of her time and effort to help me find my way to my current law firm, which I cannot imagine leaving to go elsewhere...ever. For that, I am forever indebted to Elise.