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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?
Will an inflated title hurt my marketability in the job market?
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?
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?
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?
What is the best title for a diverse role that reports to the General Counsel?
Get Excited! This Is Your Enthusiasm Prep List.
How do I address large employment gaps on my resume?
The Most Under-Appreciated, Under-Valued, Under-Recognized, Under-Rewarded Professional Character Trait…Ever.
Which candidate profile is better to hire: (1) OK culture fit and spot-on experience; or (2) smart, great culture fit, but less relevant experience?
Are lawyers with foreign law degrees at a competitive disadvantage in the U.S. job market?
I’m a law firm associate and want to move to another firm. Is there a best hiring cycle in this market?
The Employer Perspective: Tips for Getting to the Top of the Hiring Manager’s List
I interviewed for a job and the hiring manager said that she “might” seek a more experienced candidate for the position. What does this mean?
ABA Journal names The Lawyer Whisperer among top blogs on “Blawg 100”.
When applying for a job, is it appropriate to contact attorneys at the company/firm who went to my law school or undergrad in order to get a good sense of the place?
After my job interview my interest level has waned. Is it ok to withdraw midway through the process or should I keep an open mind and complete it?
I’m working on two temp projects while I look for a full time job. I plan to complete both projects during my first few months in my permanent role. When and how should I raise this in an interview?
What is the hiring cycle for the in house legal market?
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