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THE ART OF RESIGNING

Tendering your resignation is awkward at best and can get downright ugly in some situations.  Whether you are leaving for money, career advancement or personality differences – offering a polite, professional resignation is always the best course of action. So … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning – Be Sure to Dust-off Your Resume Too!

Spring is in the air – at least in some parts of the country.  It is a good time to clean the house, replace the batteries in the smoke detectors, and update your resume.  Okay, that last part may not … Continue reading

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Resurgence of the Business Law Attorney

It is no secret that the past five or six years have been particularly challenging for business law attorneys as deals dried up, businesses went under, and a general lack of work permeated the legal market.  Fortunately for everyone, the … Continue reading

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INTERVIEWS: LEARNING FROM YOUR MISTAKES

Job opportunities are starting to pick up, more attorneys are open to considering new positions, and jobs are getting filled.  All good news for employers, candidates and recruiters alike!  However, for every person that gets an offer, there are many … Continue reading

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Dirty Laundry

Every law firm or company has aspects that are less than desirable for some people.  In fact, this may be the reason that someone is considering a move.  However, it is never a good to dwell on this too much … Continue reading

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The Upside to the Downturn

The economic downtown has certainly hit the legal market hard.  People have lost jobs and job openings are still in short supply. There is no denying that has been a challenging time.  However, the downturn has also forced attorneys to reevaluate … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Writing Sample

During the interview process, many law firms will ask candidates to provide a writing sample.  This is especially true of junior to mid-level associate positions.  Undoubtedly, this has caused angst for many a candidate.  Not only can it be a … Continue reading

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TIS’ THE SEASON TO TEST THE WATERS

This time of year often calls for personal and professional reflection.  It is a good time, and often beneficial exercise, to re-evaluate your employment situation.  Of course in this day and age, we should be grateful for gainful employment but … Continue reading

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OVERCOMING REJECTION

Facing rejection is nothing new in our profession – we deal with it on a daily basis.  In fact, many new recruiters do not last long solely due to their inability to face and overcome the constant rejection.  Unfortunately, rejection … Continue reading

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How to Survive a Telephone Interview

Telephone interviews are never ideal but sometimes necessary.  If you have never been a part of a telephone interview, you should know a few of the common pitfalls and how to overcome them. First, it is very difficult to convey … Continue reading

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