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Should a resume be one page?
I’m a jr. litigation partner at a mid-sized law firm. I have great credentials and trial experience, but no portable book of business. Will I be able to “upgrade” to a big firm as a partner?
I’m interested in a great job, but the money is below what I would accept. Should I apply anyway and see if I can get what I need after the employer falls in love with me?
How to Line Up the Best References Before a Job Search.
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?
How To Greatly Improve Your Success at Building Your Professional Network.
If you lack this one thing in a job interview, you will never get the job.
Why do employers require Big Law experience when hiring a GC?
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?
Will an inflated title hurt my marketability in the job market?
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?
Should you disclose your compensation in a job interview?
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?
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?
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?
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’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?
Someone I barely know asked me to recommend her for a job at my company. Is this appropriate? What are the rules for such requests?
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?
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?
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?
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?
How do I address large employment gaps on my resume?
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?
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?
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?
Why are some jobs posted anonymously? How do I conduct my research if I don’t know who the employer is?
I applied for a job and was immediately rejected. A few months later the same job was reposted. Should I reapply? If so, what is the best way to do so?
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?
6 Steps To Achieve Your 2017 Career New Year’s Resolutions.
ABA Journal names The Lawyer Whisperer among top blogs on “Blawg 100”.
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?
How do employers view LinkedIn Profiles vs. Resumes? What are their differences and should they contain the same or different content?
I’m an associate and work for a senior partner who is well respected, but unreasonable, hostile and unpredictable. I’m not sure I should leave – as his behavior may be common. How do I deal with him in the meantime?
What is the right length of time to stay in an in house job?
Top 10 Best Pieces of Advice To Build…and Maintain a Successful Legal Career.
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