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How To Apply For A Job When You’re Underqualified

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:30:21 +0000

Alas, lawyers don’t know everything.  Even those that claim that they do.  When looking for an in-house counsel job, you are likely to find many openings that your skills and experience don’t fully match.  Should...

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Can Trying To Be Likable Kill Your Career?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:40:32 +0000

Finally some tangible proof that there are lawyers who are trying to be likeable: “A long time ago, in a law firm far, far away, when I was a mid-level associate, I was assigned to...

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How to Make the Leap from Director of Legal to GC

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:54:19 +0000

The Lawyer Whisperer gives her thoughts on how a Director of Legal can make the leap to a GC position.  She also gives the background on typical experience profiles and other factors that you can...

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Take Control of Your Search – Engage a Legal Career Coach

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:45:27 +0000

By Amy Goldstein of Grayson Allen, Guest Contributor You’ve decided it is time to explore the market and look for new opportunities. As part of this process, you should reach out to the recruiters you...

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Procrastination May Be Genetic

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:12:22 +0000

Procrastination may be genetic – wow! Now when will we get around to doing something about it…. “While procrastination seems like a character flaw, it evolved for a reason. “The genes progressed down generations because...

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Jobhunter Beware: Ten Signs Of A Toxic Company Culture

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:18:23 +0000

Liz Ryan, CEO/founder of Human Workplace, gives ten signs of a toxic company culture. If you are seeing these red flags while looking for an in-house counsel job, beware! Here are a couple at the top of her...

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Cloud Computing: Contracting Nuts & Bolts – CLE & Networking (Free CLE, 4/26, NYC)

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:47:17 +0000

The New York In-House Counsel Meetup is having another event on April 26th that offers free CLE – here are the details: “The “Cloud” may have replaced the alphabet soup of SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and...

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Get a Great Start with the New GC

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:24:15 +0000

Did you just get the word that your company has hired a new general counsel? The Lawyer Whisperer gives her thoughts on how to get off to a great start with your new boss: “When...

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How Great Lawyers Leverage Intuition

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:02:00 +0000

As Jennifer Mercanti and Lisa Watson point out, leveraging intuition may be the difference between good and great lawyers: “Lawyers regularly navigate complex situations that require thoughtful and strategic decision-making. While knowledge, experience and research...

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Job Searching On The Sly with LinkedIn

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:45:34 +0000

Alexis Baird, a Senior Product Manager at LinkedIn, gives some tips on how you can job search on the sly using LinkedIn: “There are a few things in life that bring about extreme levels of...

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10 Ways to Boost Your Career on the Cheap

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:55:03 +0000

Boost your career without busting your finances – whether you feel you are stuck in a rut or not, some helpful suggestions: “If you’re at one of those points where your career is a bit...

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The Surprising Benefits of Negative Feedback

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:52:59 +0000

Don’t fear reviews, don’t fear negative feedback and don’t be hesitant to ask others what they think – the benefits are greater than their downsides: “As humans, we care about what others think. This means...

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How To Answer The Greatest Weakness Question

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:11:42 +0000

The dreaded greatest weakness question at interviews – Liz Ryan, CEO/founder of Human Workplace, gives a spin on a potential way to respond: “The interview question “What’s your greatest weakness?” is one of most pointless and offensive questions...

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Law Firm Rates Rising at the Fastest Pace Since 2008

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:05:47 +0000

Apparently the Great Recession may be coming to an end, or at least lawyers seem to think so with law firm rates rising faster than at any time before 2008: “Wolters Kluwer’s ELM Solutions, the...

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How Not to Answer Salary Questions During Interviews

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:37:59 +0000

Getting peppered with salary-related questions at an interview? Don’t answer them, or at least that is the viewpoint of Molood Noori of BreakYourBarriers.com: “You should not answer this question. I’ll give you a scenario that...

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What To Say When a Recruiter Calls

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:25:19 +0000

Are you prepared for a call from a recruiter? Liz Ryan, the CEO/founder of Human Workplace and author of Reinvention Roadmap gives her thoughts on how best to prepare: “Before you get on the phone with [the recruiter], think...

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Being a Lawyer is a Total Bore

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:03:00 +0000

The next survey will reveal that lawyers are total bores: “Lawyers and people employed in the legal sector are the most bored in the workplace with 8 out of 10 admitting they find their job...

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Conducting a Long-Distance Legal Job Search

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

How do you land an in-house gig when you live far from the company you are pining for? Sonya Som, partner in Major Lindsey & Africa’s Chicago/ Midwest office, gives her always eloquent and practical thoughts: “Not...

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What is the Ideal Length of Time to Stay in the Same In House Job?

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:14:00 +0000

The Lawyer Whisperer gives her thoughts on how long an attorney should stay in the same in house job: “The most appropriate length of time to stay in a role or in an organization company...

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High-Paying Job Listings Skew Toward Male Applicants

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:30:39 +0000

Interesting data analysis on the language of high-paying job listings and its impact on applicants: “Would you consider yourself a driven, experienced leader eager to get your hands dirty? Then you’re likely a man. Job...

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