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LW Compensation Series: Director
State of the Legal Market 2023 – The Lawyer Whisperer
Has Covid-19 Impacted In House Compensation for Lawyers?
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?
How…and When To Raise The Issue of Compensation in a Job Interview Process
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?
You Snooze…You Lose.
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?
As a hiring manager, how do I land a great candidate in this über competitive market?
The #1 reason employers reject candidates post job interview. How to avoid the same fate and boost your odds of interview success.
The Most Under-Appreciated, Under-Valued, Under-Recognized, Under-Rewarded Character Trait……Ever. And It’s the Character Trait of Winners.
Turning Ageism in a Job Interview Into Your Competitive Advantage
“What Are Your Compensation Expectations?”: How To Answer This Question The Right Way.
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?
The Danger of Being Too Aggressive in Today’s Job Market.
How to score an in house job without in house experience.
How To Crush Your Phone Interview.
Should You Always Counter a Job Offer?
This could be one of your greatest career assets. Seriously!
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?
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?
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)
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)
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?
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.
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?
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?
The Key Traits of a Good Candidate.
Should employers rescind offers for poorly behaved candidates?
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?
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?
Why Employers Prefer To Hire Local Candidates.
The Secret To Retaining Your Top Performers.
How To Reject a Job Offer Like a Pro.
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?
Is it common for startups not to offer bonuses?
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