Category Archives: Attorney Hiring

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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Is There Too Much Credibility Placed on Reference Checks?

References are a lot like your mother – they aren’t going to say anything bad about you.  As a result, it’s my contention that there is far too much weight that is put on reference checks.  In my dozen-plus years … 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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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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Invest In Your #1 Asset at the Law Firm: Your Attorneys

“No organization can do better than the people it has.” -Peter Drucker, Management Guru (1909-2005) As we approach the new year, if your organization is looking to add an attorney in the near future, the time to start looking is … 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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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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Why You Didn’t Get The Job

Time and time again we hear from people who thought an interview went well and they didn’t get the job.  What happened?  Here is some feedback that we’ve heard from our clients.  Does any of this sound familiar to you? … Continue reading

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Interview Essentials – Preparedness, Positive Attitude, and Professionalism

Is there an interview on your horizon?  If so, make sure take a common sense approach to making a good impression by utilizing three essential P’s: preparedness, positive attitude and professionalism.  There won’t be much you can add to your … Continue reading

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Go Ahead – Toot Your Own Horn

People in general have a difficult time drawing attention to their achievements, but in the hiring process you are your strongest advocate so speak up.  Everyone knows there is a difference between cockiness and confidence, the latter is not only … Continue reading

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