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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.
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?
How To Greatly Improve Your Success at Building Your Professional Network.
Should Professional Women Support Each Other Unconditionally?
How To Manage The Fallout From An Email War.
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?
Will an inflated title hurt my marketability in the job market?
The Key Traits of a Good Candidate.
How to break free from the stronghold of our parents.
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?
What To Do When Life Is Not Fair.
Should you disclose your compensation in a job interview?
My boss just announced there would be no promotions in the legal department for the foreseeable future. I love my job, but I want to advance. Should I stay or leave?
The Secret To Retaining Your Top Performers.
How To Reject a Job Offer Like a Pro.
Feeling Miserable and Trapped In Your Job? Here’s How To Fix It.
I’ve been working contract positions since law school to pay my law school loans – and often change jobs for more money. Is this job-hopping bad for my career?
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?
From Legal Generalist to Specialist. Good Career Move?
Someone I barely know asked me to recommend her for a job at my company. Is this appropriate? What are the rules for such requests?
Can a lame job stint compromise an entire career?
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?
How to ask for more money when you’re asked to take on more at work.
Is Complaining Good For Your Career?
What’s the typical background and seniority of a private company GC? I’m the Director of Legal at a startup and want the GC title. Is it doable?
How long should I wait to follow up after a job interview? I was told I’d hear within 2 weeks, but it’s been 3 and I haven’t heard anything. What should I do?
The Most Under-Appreciated, Under-Valued, Under-Recognized, Under-Rewarded Professional Character Trait…Ever.
What does the perfect thank you note look like?
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