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I’m a 4th year law firm associate and want to move in house at a tech start-up. What is “market” compensation for someone with my profile?
How to prevent a GC hire above you when you are the only lawyer in a start up company.
I have a great job, in a good location with good people. But I don’t want to discourage recruiters from thinking of me for special opportunities. What is the best way to do this?
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?
“You’re too old!” – How to address this objection in a job interview.
What Is Business Acumen and How Do I Develop It?
What can I do to be happier in my first year as a law firm associate?
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.
I am a commercial litigation associate and want to transition to IP litigation. Do I need a technical degree to make the switch?
How to ask about compensation in a job interview without sounding greedy.
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?
Should I include a detailed Background Summary on my LinkedIn profile?
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?
As a career in house lawyer, am I at a market disadvantage without any law firm experience? How do I effectively address this weakness?
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…
Is it Common for Employers To Buy Out a Candidate’s Unvested RSUs as part of their compensation/job offer?
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.
Are more companies today hiring lawyers straight out of law school? Is this is a smart hiring practice?
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?
Your 2018 (Slightly Unconventional) Career Goal Guide.
How important is in house experience when applying for an in house job?
How To Get The Dirt From a Reference Check (Part 3: The Call, The Questions, The Clues)
Should a resume be one page?
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)
Should I include my GPA on my resume?
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 Get Out of a Job Rut.
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?
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.
How to withdraw your candidacy without burning a bridge.
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