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Negotiating a salary; a response to Forbes’ recent article.

I recently read an interesting article on negotiating salaries.  While simplistic in many ways, the take-away point was that it is often best to refrain from using “I” statements when negotiating salaries.  Too many people talk about what they want … Continue reading

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Seeing Spots: QR Codes Do Not Belong On Legal Resumes

It was bound to happen. Once LinkedIn started pushing the QR code links to its pages, it was only a matter of time before they started popping up on legal resumes.  They are supposed to make you look hip, tech-savvy, … Continue reading

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Silence Is NOT Golden: Why Don’t Candidates Ask Questions?

The interview is over and you’ve gleaned a little bit of insight on the potential new firm.  When the questions end and the interviewer asks if you have any questions, please don’t sit there and say nothing.  This is your … Continue reading

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The All-Important Thank You Note

“Please” and “thank you” go a long way.  We learned that in kindergarten and the lesson hasn’t changed since we graduated law school.  I was recently reminded of this when a friend’s son graduated from high school.  My wife and … Continue reading

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Working With An Attorney Recruiter: Know Where Your Resume Is Going.

Today’s blog is more of a rant than an analysis of the legal market or the job search.  I belong to a number of online groups focusing on legal recruiting and this week there was a topic that made my … Continue reading

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An open letter to those who didn’t graduate from Harvard Law School. Sell your abilities and don’t focus on the “blemishes” on your resume.

I get it.  You went to a law school that isn’t causing the employers to beat down your door.  Or maybe you have an ominous gap in your resume.  Or maybe you have some other blemish on your resume.  My … Continue reading

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Everything Went Wrong: A Case Study

Yesterday I received a call from a good friend who has his own law firm.  His firm has several partners and a couple of associates.  He let me know that he just let one of his associates go, and in … Continue reading

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The “Other” Resume. Remembering Your Online Presence.

Consistency is the hallmark of good pitching in baseball, a golfer’s short game and a good resume.  Employers are not just looking at the document you submit to them, but are looking at other information, what can be considered your … Continue reading

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Yes, but what do you DO?

“I’m an attorney.  More specifically, I’m a litigator.  Even more specifically, I’m a products defense attorney.”  Great – that’s the type of law that you practice, but what do you DO? The general type of law that you practice is … Continue reading

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The Elusive Finish Line When Recruiting New Attorneys

We typically write our blog for the attorney, but we get a lot of feedback from employers who read our blog, too.  To that end, this week’s topic is geared for the law firm or in house legal department to … Continue reading

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