Tag Archives: 2nd career law students

Five tips for returning students

Back at school? Regardless of your reason for taking a break from school (short or long career, caring for children or parents, travel, previous disconnect to academics), you are ready to go. Congratulations. Five Tips for Returning Students Follow these tips … Continue reading

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3rd Week of Work: Getting to Know Your Colleagues

Ideally, your office will be filled with interesting and talented people who do good work without generating drama, and who can be trusted with professional confidences. You should make sincere efforts to get to know both lawyers and staff because … Continue reading

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First Week of Work: Make the first day count

First impressions are forever. Whether this is your first-ever professional job or one more step on your career path, make the first day count. Meeting people:  Strong handshakes and good eye contact are key. Do your best to begin to … Continue reading

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Three Bs to energize your job search

Unless your loved one included a job offer with the flowers and chocolate, February 15 will be a good time to energize your job search. Begin with these Three B’s. Begin a Job Search By Ditching Your Baggage Ruth Hayden, … Continue reading

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6 steps to jump-start a spring job search

The beginning of Spring Semester is the right time to jump-start your job search. Here are six steps to help you begin. 1. Check your toolbox. Critical tools for a 21st century job search are: Electronic and paper resume. Have at least … 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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6 Tips for a Spring Job Search

Spring is a good time to jump start a job search.    You have (I hope) kept good records of the applications that you have made, the results of those applications, including interviews and any feedback that has come your … Continue reading

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Dangerous High Heeled Interview Shoes

The business of law is deeply conservative, and dangerously high heels may bring a swift ending to an otherwise productive interview. When jurors focus on the possibility of a lawyer falling over rather than the quality and force of her … Continue reading

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A cheerleader, a cratered career & Facebook

Recruiting news flash! Hiring decisions made by strangers may be made on the content of your content, as opposed to the content of your character. Just when I thought that everyone knew that Facebook was not a place to display … Continue reading

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