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I’m an introvert and have been rejected in interviews for not showing enough enthusiasm. How do I overcome this if I can’t change my personality?
I interviewed for a job and forgot to send my thank you notes. It’s been one week. Is it too late to send them now?
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Should I include a job on my resume that I had for only 12 weeks?
Should a candidate always send a thank you note after a job interview?
Why would company executives want their General Counsel to report to the CFO?
Will an inflated title hurt my marketability in the job market?
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Why Employers Prefer To Hire Local Candidates.
My boss just announced there would be no promotions in the legal department for the foreseeable future. I love my job, but I want to advance. Should I stay or leave?
My company is failing. How much will this negatively impact my candidacy for a job? Do today’s companies only want to hire from “successful” companies?
What’s the best way to explain long unemployment gaps, weird job moves, short job stints, multiple moves etc. on a resume?
Feeling Miserable and Trapped In Your Job? Here’s How To Fix It.
My current title is Group General Counsel. I want to switch jobs and am open to a more junior title/role at a larger company. How do I convince an employer that I’m ok with this?
My husband and I are new attorneys with young kids. He works long hours so I need a predictable job in order to take care of our family. How can I achieve this and still enjoy career success?
I’ve been working contract positions since law school to pay my law school loans – and often change jobs for more money. Is this job-hopping bad for my career?
I’m a senior associate with awful law school grades. I want to join another law firm and employers are requesting my transcript. How can I get around this hurdle?
From Legal Generalist to Specialist. Good Career Move?
Can a lame job stint compromise an entire career?
I’m a new grad working at a small firm that’s run like a frat house. I’m miserable and want to leave, but is it too soon? What do I say in an interview about my departure?
I’m an unhappy law firm partner and am interviewing for an in-house job. What’s the best way to answer the question “Why do you want to go in-house?” without sounding bitter or negative?
How to ask for more money when you’re asked to take on more at work.
I’m a senior law firm lawyer and want to move in house. How do I convince employers that my experience is relevant and I’m not too old?
Is Complaining Good For Your Career?
How do I find part-time or family friendly full-time in house work? Should I apply for a full-time job and negotiate for a reduced schedule if I receive an offer?
What’s the typical background and seniority of a private company GC? I’m the Director of Legal at a startup and want the GC title. Is it doable?
I’ve been given several months notice that my job is being eliminated and I’m panicking. Should I start my search now or is it ok to wait until closer to my last day?
Get Excited! This Is Your Enthusiasm Prep List.
How do I address large employment gaps on my resume?
What does the perfect thank you note look like?
What is the ideal length of time to stay in the same in house job?
Are lawyers with foreign law degrees at a competitive disadvantage in the U.S. job market?
I’m a law firm associate and want to move to another firm. Is there a best hiring cycle in this market?
The Employer Perspective: Tips for Getting to the Top of the Hiring Manager’s List
My company just hired a new GC. What can I do to make sure that I get off to a great start with my new boss?
My friend told me about a job he was excited about and was interviewing for. It sounds like the perfect job for me and I want to apply too. Would this be inappropriate?
I don’t want to provide my boss as a reference for a job interview. How do I navigate this situation?
I’d like to write more in 2017. Where do I start?
I interviewed for a job and the hiring manager said that she “might” seek a more experienced candidate for the position. What does this mean?
Why are some jobs posted anonymously? How do I conduct my research if I don’t know who the employer is?
Top 10 Goals for a Killer Career in 2017
I was denied admission to the California Bar because of a conviction 10 years ago. I have a lot of law school debt and don’t know what to do now. Where do I go from here?
I’m a 12th year corporate associate/of counsel with no partnership or business development prospects. What are my career options?
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