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A former colleague asked me to endorse him on LinkedIn – but I REALLY don’t want to. How do I say “no” without sounding like a jerk?
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.
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.
The Danger of Being Too Aggressive in Today’s Job Market.
How To Crush Your Phone Interview.
This could be one of your greatest career assets. Seriously!
The Five Rings. (an encore post)
Make. Your. Own. Luck. Here’s how…
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?
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 Line Up the Best References Before a Job Search.
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.
How to Deal with a Micromanager…and Come Out Way Ahead.
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?
How To Greatly Improve Your Success at Building Your Professional Network.
Should Professional Women Support Each Other Unconditionally?
Should a candidate always send a thank you note after a job interview?
What To Do When Life Is Not Fair.
The Secret To Retaining Your Top Performers.
How To Reject a Job Offer Like a Pro.
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?
Is Complaining Good For Your Career?
My friend told me about a job he was excited about and was interviewing for. It sounds like the perfect job for me and I want to apply too. Would this be inappropriate?
What is the best way to reject a job offer and still preserve a good relationship with the hiring manager?
How do I inquire about work-life balance in an interview without giving off a negative impression?
ABA Journal names The Lawyer Whisperer among top blogs on “Blawg 100”.
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 a 3L with a BSEE and pre-law IP experience. I have a patent job lined up with a leading IP boutique, but I really want to be a commercial lawyer. How can I transition into such a role and what is the best timing?
My new boss is a terrible micromanager and he is driving me nuts. How do I deal with this situation? (Part 1)
I’m the General Counsel of a company and our new CEO is cleaning house. I love my job, but I don’t know where I stand in the new regime. Should I start a job search now or wait and see what happens?
How to manage a stalled career with a boss who is a bad manager.
Top 10 Best Pieces of Advice To Build…and Maintain a Successful Legal Career.
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