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What are the Differences Between a General Counsel and a VP of Legal in a Private Company?
How do employers perceive LinkedIn Profiles vs. Resumes? What are the differences and should they contain the same or different information?
I just joined Big Law from a small firm and hate it (no mentoring and cutthroat) – but I need to stick it out for at least a year. How do I survive?
A colleague asked me for feedback on his “personal presentation” for interviews. He doesn’t present well so I’m not sure how honest to be. What should I do? Ugh.
Should I cancel an important interview if I am sick or should I just gut it out? I’m on vacation the following week and I’m worried I’ll get rejected if I cancel. What should I do?
The Little Things.
Turning Ageism in a Job Interview Into Your Competitive Advantage
Unemployed and Panicked. What Should You Do?
Should I quit my job and move in order to focus solely on my job search?
Is it better to earn a JD/LL.M at the same time or pursue an LL.M after practicing law for a few years?
What Job Opportunities Exist for Lawyers in the Blockchain Industry?
I interviewed for a job and the interviewer was disengaged, disinterested and preoccupied. How do I handle this situation if it happens again?
I’ve been an in house lawyer my entire career. Am I at a disadvantage in the job market without law firm experience? If so, how do I address this issue?
I want to send thank you notes after my job interview, but I don’t have the email addresses of my interviewers. What should I do?
I’m serving as interim GC, but my CEO just hired a permanent GC to replace me. How do I preserve my job security once the new GC takes over?
It’s All About…….Me!!!
After 3 months of failed networking, how can I best leverage my current contacts for new introductions?
How To Handle An Email War.
What is the proper attire for a job interview?
“What Are Your Compensation Expectations?”: How To Answer This Question The Right Way.
You’ve Been Fired: How to Explain it in a Job Interview.
I’ve met with several of my contacts to network for a new job. Should I follow up? If so, what should I say?
I have 2 offers. Which one should I take?
In a job interview, what is the best way to learn about an organization’s titles and their hierarchy?
I’m a 4th year law firm associate and want to move in house at a tech start-up. What is “market” compensation for someone with my profile?
I have a great job, in a good location with good people. But I don’t want to discourage recruiters from thinking of me for special opportunities. What is the best way to do this?
Words To Live By For A Successful Career.
I’ve been in a new job that I like for 5 months and was called by a recruiter for a once in a lifetime opportunity. Would it be bad to leave my current position so soon?
“You’re too old!” – How to address this objection in a job interview.
What can I do to be happier in my first year as a law firm associate?
The Danger of Being Too Aggressive in Today’s Job Market.
How to score an in house job without in house experience.
I am a commercial litigation associate and want to transition to IP litigation. Do I need a technical degree to make the switch?
How to ask about compensation in a job interview without sounding greedy.
I just got fired from my job. How bad is this for my career? What do I do next?
How to write a great thank you note.
My GC is leaving and the execs are going to conduct a search for her replacement. I want the job, but the best they can offer me is Interim GC, which infuriates me. Should I take it or quit?
Should I include a detailed Background Summary on my LinkedIn profile?
Is it ok to wear perfume or cologne to a job interview?
How To Crush Your Phone Interview.
I’m thinking about accepting a “quasi-legal” job offer. Will this hurt my chances of finding a future legal position in a law firm or company?
As a career in house lawyer, am I at a market disadvantage without any law firm experience? How do I effectively address this weakness?
Should You Always Counter a Job Offer?
What is the right length of time for a GC to stay in his/her role at the same company? In today’s market, what are the main reasons GCs leave their jobs?
This could be one of your greatest career assets. Seriously!
Do Divorces and Job Searches Mix?
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?
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