Monthly Archives: August 2012

Decode the first three weeks of law school

First year students are bombarded with useful and useless information, and advice ranging from sage to bone-crackingly stupid. How they decode the first three weeks of law school can set them on the right path. Here are three clues that … Continue reading

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Interview question: What does it take to fail?

One of my all-time favorite questions for candidates to ask is “What does it take to fail?” It is unexpected, and requires interviewers to stop and think. It cuts right past the blather about “excellent writing skills, superb communication skills, … Continue reading

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Cover letter tips: ignore the format at your peril

A first-class cover letter requires laser-like focus on how an applicant’s skills might mesh with the needs of a prospective employer. It is the first writing sample and the first chance to create a bad impression. Sadly, career services and … Continue reading

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