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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?
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?
The Key Traits of a Good Candidate.
Should employers rescind offers for poorly behaved candidates?
From Litigator to In House Transaction Lawyer.
I’m interviewing with 2 companies and just received an offer from my 2nd choice with a few days to decide. My 1st choice is far behind in the interview process. What should I do?
If I am required to keep my compensation confidential (by state law or agreement with my employer), can I tell an employer in a job interview? If so, what’s the best way to say it without sounding snarky?
Should you disclose your compensation in a job interview?
Why Employers Prefer To Hire Local Candidates.
How To Reject a Job Offer Like a Pro.
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?
How to explain the reasons for leaving your job in a job interview.
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?
Is it common for startups not to offer bonuses?
I took a low paying job with good health insurance in order to cover a needed surgery. I’m on the market again and omitted my salary on job applications because I’m embarrassed by it. I think it’s cost me interviews so how do I get around this?
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?
I’m a non-local candidate and am getting nowhere in my job search. Should I insert a local address on my resume so it looks like I live in the area (i.e. P.O. Box)?
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?
No feedback from your job interview? Here’s Why.
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?
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?
What is the best title for a diverse role that reports to the General Counsel?
Get Excited! This Is Your Enthusiasm Prep List.
How long should I wait to follow up after a job interview? I was told I’d hear within 2 weeks, but it’s been 3 and I haven’t heard anything. What should I do?
What does the perfect thank you note look like?
The Employer Perspective: Tips for Getting to the Top of the Hiring Manager’s List
I’m interviewing for 2 different jobs and just got an offer for my 2nd choice. Should I just take the offer or tell the 1st choice employer about it to expedite their process?
I refused to report to a person who made me feel uncomfortable. As a result, I was put on a performance plan. I just resigned with a severance, but am totally devastated. How do I address the circumstances of my departure in an interview?
I don’t want to provide my boss as a reference for a job interview. How do I navigate this situation?
What is the best way to reject a job offer and still preserve a good relationship with the hiring manager?
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?
How do I inquire about work-life balance in an interview without giving off a negative impression?
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When applying for a job, is it appropriate to contact attorneys at the company/firm who went to my law school or undergrad in order to get a good sense of the place?
After my job interview my interest level has waned. Is it ok to withdraw midway through the process or should I keep an open mind and complete it?
I’m working on two temp projects while I look for a full time job. I plan to complete both projects during my first few months in my permanent role. When and how should I raise this in an interview?
What is the hiring cycle for the in house legal market?
I just left my in house job and started a solo practice while looking for another in house position. Should I create a brochure to highlight my background for potential clients and employers?
What offer terms are acceptable to negotiate for an in house position? How do I figure out where there might be room to negotiate and what truly is set in stone?
I’m the General Counsel of a company and our new CEO is cleaning house. I love my job, but I don’t know where I stand in the new regime. Should I start a job search now or wait and see what happens?
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