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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 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?
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?
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?
How much do today’s law firm lawyers care about the “Partner” title?
What is the market compensation range and practice profile for a Director of IP?
Why Employers Prefer To Hire Local Candidates.
The Secret To Retaining Your Top Performers.
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?
Is it common for startups not to offer bonuses?
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?
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?
How Much Does a Startup General Counsel in Silicon Valley Make?
What is the compensation and reporting structure for a VP of Legal? Is it better to have this title or something more specific like VP Legal, Commercial and Operations?
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?
What is the best title for a diverse role that reports to the General Counsel?
What is the ideal length of time to stay in the same in house job?
I’m a law firm associate and want to move to another firm. Is there a best hiring cycle in this market?
I’m a senior in house counsel and have been asked to take over as acting VP of HR for 6-8 months. VPs are paid more in my company so how should I approach compensation for this offer?
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?
What is the right length of time to stay in an in house job?
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