February 23, 2017 Legal Industry News

Get a Hobby

Law school does not lend its students time to take on many extracurricular hobbies. The legal profession is similar. A true shame because individuals who choose to pursue the law are often accomplished in a variety of fields: they are great athletes, chefs, and artists. The traits that characterize an excellent attorney are the same...

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A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words

Job seekers and professionals want every edge possible in their job hunt. With information available at their fingertips, searching the internet for a candidate (on LinkedIn for example) has become a part of today’s professional reality. For lawyers who have little time to spare to make a great first impression, the internet provides tools that...

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February 16, 2017 Legal Industry News

Lessons from Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln has been widely regarded as one of the greatest presidents in U.S. history. He was a man of humble beginnings, but while in office, he was ambitiously pursuing the end of the Civil War, uniting the Republic, and abolishing slavery. Oh yes—and he was a lawyer who was born in a log cabin...

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Building Your Brand

A great reputation requires years to build; a bad reputation requires a minute to be formed. As a lawyer, it’s one of the few things in your hands that need to bank on. With the insurgence of new social media and online platforms, lawyers and legal employers have a range of tools at their disposal...

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February 13, 2017 Legal Industry News

Overcoming the Fear of Rejection

The legal profession is competitive. Law students compete for top grades and become attorneys who compete for their clients. A competitive field means that in his or her career, a lawyer is bound to face setbacks and disappointments. Once out of the gates of law school, law students face the bar exam. Once that hurdle...

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Don’t Blow It!

Oftentimes, the challenge of landing the job hinges on a candidate’s ability to convey that they are so much more than what they may seem to be on paper (“What my title doesn’t capture is…” or “What my law school ranking does not show is that I can…”). We work hard to make sure that...

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February 9, 2017 Legal Industry News

Respecting Your References

A great reference can be the difference that determines whether you get that position. Rather than rushing your reference and relying on their goodwill, make sure that you keep your references “warm” as you embark on your job search. You certainly don’t want them to be called out of the blue, being asked to talk...

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