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How To Successfully Negotiate The Offer You Want.
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?
How…and When To Raise The Issue of Compensation in a Job Interview Process
Is there a predictable hiring cycle for the in-house market? If so, what is it?
Start Dates: How Much Time Is OK To Take Before You Start Your New Job?
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?
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?
Will an inflated title hurt my marketability in the job market?
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?
Actions Speak Louder Than Words.
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?
Turning Ageism in a Job Interview Into Your Competitive Advantage
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?
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 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?
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?
The Danger of Being Too Aggressive in Today’s Job Market.
How to score an in house job without in house experience.
How to ask about compensation in a job interview without sounding greedy.
How to write a great thank you note.
Is it ok to wear perfume or cologne to a job interview?
How To Crush Your Phone Interview.
Should You Always Counter a Job Offer?
This could be one of your greatest career assets. Seriously!
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.
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?
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?
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?
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?
From Litigator to In House Transaction Lawyer.
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?
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