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The Five Rings. (an encore post)
Make. Your. Own. Luck. Here’s how…
Is it Common for Employers To Buy Out a Candidate’s Unvested RSUs as part of their compensation/job offer?
This childish trait is the mark of a leader. Do you possess it?
What are the best short-term career options for law firm associates who want to be a General Counsel one day?
I don’t like recruiters because I have had bad experiences with them in the past. But I know they can help my career. What’s the best way to approach this relationship?
The very best way to answer this commonly asked, cookie cutter interview question.
Are more companies today hiring lawyers straight out of law school? Is this is a smart hiring practice?
I interviewed a candidate who used my first name throughout our entire conversation. I found this odd so I dinged him. Do you think this decision was too harsh?
Your 2018 (Slightly Unconventional) Career Goal Guide.
How important is in house experience when applying for an in house job?
How To Get The Dirt From a Reference Check (Part 3: The Call, The Questions, The Clues)
Should a resume be one page?
How to Get the Dirt from a Reference Check (Part 2: The Pre-Call Preparation Musts).
How To Bypass the B.S. and Get the Dirt From Candidate Reference Checks (Part 1)
Should I include my GPA on my resume?
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 Get Out of a Job Rut.
How to Line Up the Best References Before a Job Search.
I have recently been promoted to Interim GC at my company. Should I ask for more money?
A lawyer sent me a great thank you note after our informational interview. I’d like to send her a note praising her for it. Is that weird or should I let it go?
To Poach, or Not To Poach, That is the Question.
How to Deal with a Micromanager…and Come Out Way Ahead.
How to withdraw your candidacy without burning a bridge.
I’m experiencing extreme difficulty hiring a junior lawyer with 4-6 years of SOLID licensing experience. What should I do?
The Right Way to Decline a Job Offer.
How To Sell Yourself Without Feeling Sleazy.
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.
Should Professional Women Support Each Other Unconditionally?
How To Manage The Fallout From An Email War.
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?
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.
How to break free from the stronghold of our parents.
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?
What To Do When Life Is Not Fair.
How much do today’s law firm lawyers care about the “Partner” title?
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?
What is the market compensation range and practice profile for a Director of IP?
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