Posts Tagged ‘Career’

Think about your current or most recent job. What did you hate most? You didn’t make enough money. You didn’t gain the experience you hoped for. You did too many different things and didn’t focus on one. Your hours were too long. To a potential employer those are all GOOD THINGS! You didn’t make enough […]


Tara Kachaturoff of TeachMeLaw Radio and I spoke recently about alternative legal careers, what that means, ways to determine what you want to do and what you can look forward to. Read the bolded language in the interview transcript below to see if an alternative legal career is right for you and let me know if […]


Tara Kachaturoff of TeachMeLaw Radio and I spoke recently about Attorney’s Counsel. Since some of you do not yet know what I do and why, here is a portion of the interview transcript so that you all know where I gained my expertise and why I love what I do. If you have any questions, […]


I know it’s been a while. I hope you all had a wonderful summer and are enjoying Back-To-School season! I’m looking forward to getting back to blogging. This summer I was busy writing legal and non-legal job search and resume advice for Vault.com and Job-Hunt.Org with more to come soon. I am thrilled to announce […]


The top 5 interview mistakes that I have seen repeatedly, and it is (VERY) difficult to choose just 5, are: Candidates are unprepared. Either the job seekers don’t know enough about the company at which they are interviewing, enough about their own resumes, or they are unable to answer basic interview questions, for example their […]


Not including a cover letter – This is your opportunity to tell your target employer exactly why you are the perfect candidate and how your work experience exactly matches their current needs and will make their life better. Make them want to read your resume. If a job application has a section to upload your […]


Resume Do’s and Don’ts apply to everyone. But, like the law, there are rules and standards and consequences. For example, if you skip to the bottom of this post to find the link to the 5 Do’s and Don’ts you’ll miss a few additional rules. You wouldn’t skip the instructions on your exam would you!? […]


Doctors practice medicine. Lawyers practice law. We PRACTICE. We say we’re experts and some of us are, but we are always practicing, gaining new skills and bolstering others. If you are not sure that you want to practice law you are not alone. You have options. If you have practiced for years you have most […]


Many women know what they want to be when they grow-up. Yesterday my 2.5-year-old daughter wanted to be a doctor-mommy-good-girl. I promised her I’ll work hard so she can be whatever she wants and she promised me the same. What she ends up doing professionally may not exist yet. I won’t go down the slippery-this-and-that-didn’t-exist-when-I-was-her-age-slope […]


The latest job was posted in November 2009, over 1 year ago. The last blog post was posted 1 year before that in 2008. I like the image of the tie being cut, but there are so many lawyers who want something more. Where is all the information for them? This is my story. I […]


Did you miss the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Career Development Conference? Not to worry, the speakers were wonderful and their names and affiliations are listed here: http://bit.ly/lawevent What did they say? Here are the top 6 lessons for lawyers and law students: Lesson #6:  Manage the job search panic. Don’t spend all of […]


There is an application on Facebook that I wish I invented called the “Friend Wheel.” It allows you to see all of your friends and their connections, or spokes in this case, to each other. It is amazing who knows who and how and from what time in their lives. Your wheel ends up looking […]