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I am a first year associate at a big law firm and I am miserable. Is it too soon to leave?
Worst Case Scenario.
What You Need To Know to Successfully Negotiate a Job Offer for an In House Legal Position.
As the only lawyer in a mid-stage start up, how can I protect myself in the event the execs hire a more seasoned GC over me? Can I negotiate to leave with a fully vested stock package?
What Is Business Acumen and How Do I Develop It?
The Most Under-Appreciated, Under-Valued, Under-Recognized, Under-Rewarded Character Trait……Ever. And It’s the Character Trait of Winners.
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?
The Right Way To Achieve Your New Year’s Career Resolutions.
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.
Unemployed and Panicked. What Should You Do?
Is it better to earn a JD/LL.M at the same time or pursue an LL.M after practicing law for a few years?
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’m serving as interim GC, but my CEO just hired a permanent GC to replace me. How do I preserve my job security once the new GC takes over?
How To Handle An Email War.
What is the proper attire for a job interview?
“What Are Your Compensation Expectations?”: How To Answer This Question The Right Way.
I have 2 offers. Which one should I take?
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?
What can I do to be happier in my first year as a law firm associate?
The Danger of Being Too Aggressive in Today’s Job Market.
How to score an in house job without in house experience.
I am a commercial litigation associate and want to transition to IP litigation. Do I need a technical degree to make the switch?
I just got fired from my job. How bad is this for my career? What do I do next?
How to write a great thank you note.
My GC is leaving and the execs are going to conduct a search for her replacement. I want the job, but the best they can offer me is Interim GC, which infuriates me. Should I take it or quit?
Is it ok to wear perfume or cologne to a job interview?
How To Crush Your Phone Interview.
I’m thinking about accepting a “quasi-legal” job offer. Will this hurt my chances of finding a future legal position in a law firm or company?
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.
Your 2018 (Slightly Unconventional) Career Goal Guide.
Should a resume be one page?
How to Get the Dirt from a Reference Check (Part 2: The Pre-Call Preparation Musts).
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.
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