Getting the most out of your job and your career requires you to remain firmly in the driver’s seat of your life. The longer you feel out of control, the more likely you will be tempted to take a detour from your plan: take a job you really don’t want or take on more responsibility that detracts you from your dream. Do not make these types of mistakes.
If you’ve got more than one job offer on the table not only are you extremely lucky, you also have a tough decision to make. There are many things to consider, work/life balance, salary, time... Here are a few tips on how you can effectively decide which job offer is best for you.
If you are an attorney battling addiction, you’re not alone. Many attorneys get their start while in law school, trying to stay awake and focused, addiction can quickly become the way you live. The good news is that you can get help. Many lawyers are in recovery because of the help they’ve received from an addiction counselor.
There are many great people in the world that are genuinely trying to help you. Although their intentions may be good, the advice can be really, really bad. Acting on good advice can positively transform your legal career, so can you tell the difference between good advice and the type of advice that can derail your goals?
You landed the dream job at the dream firm. You've been there for a while; now the projects and tasks are starting to come in. Being new means that you may not have a good sense of how long it usually takes to complete certain tasks. Setting a task delivery date can be hard. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to accurately estimate task delivery dates.
Getting law firms to work with your recruiting firm requires you to clearly communicate the value you’re delivering. Your UVP must be clear and show the benefits you offer, and what distinguishes you from other recruiting firms.
Whether you’re a new attorney or a veteran, being overly-responsible could be harming your legal career. People who are overly-responsible take responsibility for things that are not their responsibility or that they have no control over. Are you overly-responsible?
Believe it or not, if you’re depending heavily on take-out, restaurant food for lunch and dinner, you could be hurting your brain. Working at a law firm is stressful enough without the added burden of a diet consisting of mostly fast-food and over-processed products adding yet another stress to your life (and your arteries).
When you're an associate with caseloads, meetings can feel like a waste of time especially if they’re long and boring. However, if you’re strategic about it, you can get a lot out of your next firm meeting. Let’s take a look at a few tips.
Being the new associate can be very stressful, you want to make a good impression with your work and knowledge, you want to be liked, respected, and get the opportunity to prove your worth. Sometimes, however, that stress can make you jump to negative assumptions about other people’s motivations or intentions.