Category Archives: Training

3 tips for getting work reviewed without asking for “feedback”

One of the differences between school and work is that you can think that you are doing fine at work if no one is yelling at you. That should not give you peace of mind. You and  your work are … Continue reading

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Mock Interviews may save the day

For even the best-prepared students, interviews can be stressful and, sadly, fruitless. Before your interview season ends, do a series (one is not enough) of mock interviews with both friends and strangers. What can be polished, should be polished. You … Continue reading

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8 rules for phone or Skype interviews

Your chances of being interviewed by phone and Skype before you have a face-to-face interview are getting better by the day. Be prepared for both of these interview settings.   Get dressed. Put on shoes that tie so that you … Continue reading

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Going to work: finding and taking criticism

When my career began to focus on the school-to-work transition, my eloquent friend, the writer Michael Dolan, offer this advice: “You know that you’re doing ok if they’re not yelling at you.” Evaluations: when and where? How, then, would you … Continue reading

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Interview Practice Protocol

Interview practice protocol   Whether practicing on your own or practicing with friends and colleagues, a Practice Protocol checklist will help you cover your bases and succeed in your interviews.   1.       Handshake: firm, neither fishlike nor crusher 2.       Personal presentation           Suit: pressed; … Continue reading

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4-step year-round interview prep plan

Many law students believe that the interview “season” is limited to fall interviews and the judicial clerkship sprint. In real (not law school) life, interviews carry on throughout the year and throughout life. Preparation and practice should never stop. With … Continue reading

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Repair interview skills with practice, not magical thinking

If your interviews generate no offers or if the 20-minute screening interview has never worked for you, it is time to analyze the problem and devise a solution. Is the 20-minute screening interview the problem? Some candidates will blame a single … Continue reading

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For managers: Questions to expect from your new law clerk

Questions to expect from your new law clerk — a Lawyerist blog post Managing is not for the faint of heart.

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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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