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Three Red Flags That A Job Ad Is A Scam

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Looking for a job is a full-time job in of itself. If things weren’t hard enough for attorney job seekers --- scammers are out to make it that much harder. With the end of every school year more and more people search online for jobs. Unfortunately, this is the same time that the scammers start clogging up job boards with job opportunity click bait.

Tips For Surviving As A Female Attorney

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Just over a quarter of US attorneys are women. That is a small number considering that women make up more than half of the population in the US, more women are educated compared to men (search results) and though many firms are matching salaries across the board - this is not enough. Justice is, after all, represented by a woman.

How to Ask For More Responsibility at Work

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New jobs can be exciting or at least they should be. What happens when you start getting bored because your manager won’t give you enough responsibilities? How do you ask for more work? What if you don't know how to ask for more responsibility at work? Attorneys who want to grow their knowledge, skills, and abilities; getting the right level of responsibility at the law firm is critical.

When Where Why of Attorney Lateral Movement

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Attorney lateral movement can be quite a process and sometimes, it can be difficult to determine whether you should stay or if you should go. We hope to act as a compass and give you some sense of direction on your journey.

Attorney Job Search: What is Taking So Long? (pt 2)

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In an ideal world, the organization/company/firm would be transparent and communicate the reasons behind any delays to the candidate or to the recruiter, but that is not the case. The first thing to note: do not to take it personally! The employer is trying to make the best decision for the firm, just like you are trying to make the best decision for yourself as a candidate, and that takes time.

Attorney Job Search: How to Exit A Stagnant Practice Area

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Long gone are the days when you could remain at the same job and in some cases, the same practice area for 30 years until the day you retired. Today it is almost inevitable that you will experience the ebb and flow of demand for your legal specialty. So what do you do when you’re feeling stuck in a stagnating practice area?

Assessing The Viability of A Practice Area

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Things have changed since this article originally posted in 2013. However what has remained the same is; understanding which practice areas remain hot and which are failing to thrive can mean the difference between staying in business or closing your doors. 

7 Types of Managers You’ll Encounter Throughout Your Career

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It is refreshing to hear that there are people out there who connect with their managers in ways that inspire, grow and motivate them. But that is not the case for a lot of people. If I had $10 for every time I heard “I hate my manager” (and this is the PG version of what they say), I’d be able to afford a brownstone in Brooklyn.