Category Archives: Attorney Hiring

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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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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SPRING CLEANING (A Career Checklist)

It’s springtime (finally) and that means spring cleaning is upon us.  Clean the house, box up the winter clothes and donate what you are never going to wear again (remember that lime green jacket you have – you’re never going … Continue reading

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The job search isn’t working. Could you have made one of these mistakes?

You’ve been at the job search for a while and it doesn’t seem to be going as well as you’d hoped.  Certainly a soft market can be a partial explanation, but is it possible that you are contributing to your … Continue reading

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Attorney Unhappiness Is Common. Action Is Rare.

“Happiness is not ready made.  It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama “Don’t just sit there and complain – do something about it!” – My Grandmother If you’re unhappy in your legal job, you’re not alone.  A recent … Continue reading

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The Only Interview Question That Matters: Why Should We Hire You?

  Maybe more than the innocuous “tell me about yourself” question, the most important question in an interview is “why should we hire you”.  It boils down the entire hiring process into one answer – and there is only one … 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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PARTNERS MOVING AT A RATE NOT SEEN IN YEARS!

The new lateral numbers are out and there is a lot of movement among lawyers in the largest firms. Still fueled by last year’s collapse of Dewey & LeBoeuf (when nearly 300 partners flooded the market), the Am Law 200 … Continue reading

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