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Is it ok to wear perfume or cologne for a job interview?
What Clients Want.
I am a first year associate at a big law firm and I am miserable. Is it too soon to leave?
How detailed should my LinkedIn profile be?
Worst Case Scenario.
I am an in house lawyer with no direct reports. How do I address this deficiency when interviewing for a job that requires management experience?
My management team is dysfunctional and the culture is terrible. How honest should I be about this in an interview? What should I say when asked my reasons for leaving?
What is the biggest mistake lawyers make in their approach to networking?
How…and When To Raise The Issue of Compensation in a Job Interview Process
I have accepted a written offer, but my current employer has come back again and offered me more enticing money. Would it be bad if I reneged on my acceptance and stayed?
I’m a lawyer, but want to move into Business Development. Will this hurt my legal career if I ever wanted to go back to practicing law?
I’ve been in my job for 2 1/2 years and my friends tell me I need to move now or employers will think my experience is stale. Is this true?
I’m interviewing for a job and want to telecommute 1-2 days a week, but I don’t want give the impression that I don’t want to work hard or it’s all I care about. Should I raise the issue immediately or wait?
Is there a predictable hiring cycle for the in-house market? If so, what is it?
You Snooze…You Lose.
Start Dates: How Much Time Is OK To Take Before You Start Your New Job?
I’m a hiring manager and I have been looking to hire a lawyer for 6 months. Is this length of time normal in today’s market? If not, what am I doing wrong?
Are You Too Picky?
Will joining a company with a mediocre brand hurt my career?
A former colleague asked me to endorse him on LinkedIn – but I REALLY don’t want to. How do I say “no” without sounding like a jerk?
As a hiring manager, how do I land a great candidate in this über competitive market?
When is a “final offer” really a final offer?
As the only lawyer in a mid-stage start up, how can I protect myself in the event the execs hire a more seasoned GC over me? Can I negotiate to leave with a fully vested stock package?
I’m interviewing for 2 different jobs and received an offer for my 2nd choice. The process for my 1st choice is behind. Should I take the offer or go for my 1st choice instead?
Should I include a Professional Summary at the top of my resume?
The #1 reason employers reject candidates post job interview. How to avoid the same fate and boost your odds of interview success.
Is it too late to send thank you notes a week after a job interview?
Before You Start Your Job Search, Read This!
Will an inflated title hurt my marketability in the job market?
From The Law Firm Partner Handbook: The best way to encourage a young lawyer’s partnership aspirations.
What Is Business Acumen and How Do I Develop It?
The Most Under-Appreciated, Under-Valued, Under-Recognized, Under-Rewarded Character Trait……Ever. And It’s the Character Trait of Winners.
How do I find an awesome part-time or family/flex time legal job? Should I apply for a full-time job and ask for a reduced schedule if I receive an offer?
Can I take 6-12 months off in between jobs or will it hurt my career? How do I strategically manage my time off?
I don’t want to provide my boss as a reference for a job interview because we don’t get along. So what should I do?
What is the compensation and reporting structure for a VP of Legal? Is it better to have a broader title like this or something more specific?
The Right Way To Achieve Your New Year’s Career Resolutions.
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