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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 Purpose of “The Process” in Your Job Search.
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?
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?
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?
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?
Why Employers Prefer To Hire Local Candidates.
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?
How to explain the reasons for leaving your job in a job interview.
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?
Is it common for startups not to offer bonuses?
I took a low paying job with good health insurance in order to cover a needed surgery. I’m on the market again and omitted my salary on job applications because I’m embarrassed by it. I think it’s cost me interviews so how do I get around this?
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?
I’m a non-local candidate and am getting nowhere in my job search. Should I insert a local address on my resume so it looks like I live in the area (i.e. P.O. Box)?
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