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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…
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.
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?
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 have recently been promoted to Interim GC at my company. Should I ask for more money?
To Poach, or Not To Poach, That is the Question.
How to Deal with a Micromanager…and Come Out Way Ahead.
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?
How to break free from the stronghold of our parents.
From Litigator to In House Transaction Lawyer.
What To Do When Life Is Not Fair.
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?
Feeling Miserable and Trapped In Your Job? Here’s How To Fix It.
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?
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?
Can a lame job stint compromise an entire career?
I’m a new grad working at a small firm that’s run like a frat house. I’m miserable and want to leave, but is it too soon? What do I say in an interview about my departure?
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 to ask for more money when you’re asked to take on more at work.
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?
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