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Hard Work May Not Be Enough

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:02:00 +0000

If you are getting in earlier and leaving later than your peers, and always the first to answer that weekend email, you may be surprised to learn that your hard work may not be enough....

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When You Make a Mistake at Work – 5 Strategies

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:15:00 +0000

When you make a mistake at work, take a deep breath. Everyone makes mistakes. Even in-house counsel are not immune. The key is how you handle the aftermath, and doing so correctly can go a...

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Data: Team Players Don’t Get Hired

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:17:00 +0000

Team players raise your hands. If you are trying to get an in-house counsel job, you may want to focus on how you can generate individual results instead of how you are a great team player....

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Thinking Smartly About Smart Contracts

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:16:56 +0000

Smart contracts and blockchain. You have been hearing a lot about them but haven’t gotten up to speed. Solution? Get up to speed by reading guru Dennis Kennedy’s articles on smart contracts and blockchain: “My...

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Law Firm Hunger Games Predicted For 2018

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:11:50 +0000

Is a law firm Hunger Games in the cards? It could be, at least in major markets where Biglaw is facing increasing competition across the board. And they are not just competing against one another,...

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How To Get More Respect At Work

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:22:00 +0000

Feeling a little like Rodney Dangerfield these days? Have no idea who he was? Well, suffice it to say that for many it is time to get more respect at work, even if you are...

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Words Matter: Eight Phrases That Can Kill Your Promotion

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:06:43 +0000

It has been beaten into our heads since our first year of law school: words matter. When it comes to your career and rising up the ranks, the words you use might mean getting a...

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7 Tips to Improve Your Interviewing Skills

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 14:02:00 +0000

What are lawyers if not actors? With training and real-world experience in negotiating and appearing in front of judges and juries, lawyers have skills that should enable them to excel at interviews. But in many...

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Personal Branding for Attorneys

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:02:36 +0000

Personal branding for attorneys – everyone else is doing it so why not lawyers? Building a personal brand can help you in your career, but you have to put in the time. And perhaps a...

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How to Win Every Negotiation (by Not Trying to Win)

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:02:00 +0000

Winning has been a constant theme in the news as of late. For in-house counsel on the front lines, do you aspire to win every negotiation? Is winning at all costs really winning and negotiation...

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How To Become Indispensable At Work

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 14:32:32 +0000

If you become indispensable at work your career trajectory may achieve lift-off. This doesn’t mean doing co-workers’ work for them but instead changing your mindset, focusing on metrics, tracking results and helping lift the team’s...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Working With Recruiters

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 14:02:00 +0000

As we note in our How To Get an In-House Counsel Job article, legal recruiters can be a good source of in-house counsel legal jobs. Not all legal jobs are found on job boards. Some...

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Stop Fixating on Your Dream Job and Just Get a Better Job

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 14:30:00 +0000

Pining for a dream job? Just get a better job instead. The longer you wait to make a move, the worse off you may be. Hopping to another in-house counsel job may just be the...

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Do You Need In-House Experience for an In-House Counsel Job?

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 14:38:21 +0000

It’s like the chicken and the egg but not really – in some cases in-house experience provides a distinct advantage, and in others, law firm lawyers are just as competitive for in-house counsel jobs: “The...

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How To Stay Positive At Work When You Hate Your Job

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:00:02 +0000

Biglaw lawyers may not be able to imagine it, but some in-house lawyers do not like the promised land.  So for all those looking for a new gig, here is how to stay positive when...

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Career Advice from Successful GCs

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:34:21 +0000

In-house but looking upwards at the GC spot? The path is different for everyone – and fortunately advice is plentiful from successful GCs: “The role of general counsel is a coveted position for which many...

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How Can I Be Real At Work – When Everyone Else Is Fake?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:02:24 +0000

Keeping it real in the workplace can be a real challenge. You can be real at work even when others are not: “Dear Liz, I love your philosophy that we should bring ourselves to work,...

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Lawyer Works and Sleeps in Shack to Raise Money for Her Nonprofit Law Firm

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:30:00 +0000

If you’re looking for a way to help, check out the link to the GoFundMe page.  Better yet, if you are in the Detroit area, reach out to the organizer to see how you can...

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Clients are Biggest Competitors to Law Firms

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:11:00 +0000

Law firms are facing competition from their very own clients, who are taking work in-house and using technology to get work done efficiently: “Clients are the biggest competitors to law firms and are taking work...

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Ten Tips For People Who Get Nervous At Job Interviews

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:43:57 +0000

If your teeth chatter and your knees knock at job interviews, you are not alone: “Virtually everyone gets nervous at a job interview sometimes. A job interview is an artificial situation. Everything in it is...

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