Monthly Archives: April 2010

What does it take to fail here?

“What does it take to fail here?” is an overlooked interview question. It is one of the best questions that candidates rarely ask. Interviewers are prepared to talk about the employer and the work, and characteristics of successful employees, but … Continue reading

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Turning colleagues into friends is not a ramen-noodle process

In the best of all possible worlds, the people with whom you will work will be smart, conscientious, engaging, personable, and only gently weird. After a few lunches and after-work drinks, you may get to know them. At some point, … Continue reading

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How will I get training?

How will I get training? Training comes to those who seek it out. Orientation and training manuals cannot possible identify all of the pitfalls inherent in going to work in a new environment. Law students and lawyers need clues and … Continue reading

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