Posts Tagged ‘Lawyer’

I often judge a book by its cover. If the images on the cover doesn’t appeal to me I may not be the intended audience. The work above is the most perfect gift for me (hint hint). As an English major I read the classics and then fell in love with historical fiction. I have […]

Do you consider your law school classmates your professional colleagues? Just that shift in language and attitude can make a difference. I wish that I had realized that when I was in law school. However, it is a different world now with the advent of social media. Facebook, LinkedIn and niche professional networking sites did […]

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 and Job-Hunt.Org with more to come soon. I am thrilled to announce […]

Last week I wrote that resumes submitted through a person at the firm or organization will be reviewed first. Now, how do you find the people to whom you should send your resume? The following are 5 free and simple things to do, some you may already be doing, to find people you already know […]

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 […]

Are you consistent? One of the biggest mistakes job seekers make is that they are inconsistent. They are inconsistent with their message, their level of professionalism and their documents. YOUR MESSAGE: If you are a lawyer seeking to change practice areas or any professional seeking a position different from the one you have, your message […]

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 […]

Are you a lawyer? Do you know your acronyms? Here are a few: LSAT, SBA, NYC, and CLE. What are your favorites? Last Thursday, March 3, 2011, New York County Lawyers Association’s (NYCLA) Women’s Rights Committee (WRC) and the Financial Women’s Association’s (FWA) Professional Services Liaison Committee (PSLC), together with Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP (PwC) […]

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: 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 […]

Who wants to be friends with, or work with someone who is always pointing out what is wrong with something? Or telling you what the negative reactions, implications and outcomes will be, might be, could be? NO ONE! Do not be that lawyer, I mean, person. It is often difficult to keep it to yourself, […]

Lawyers are trained to think, often alone and not to operate as part of a team, we are often hesitant to network. However, we already network all the time, every interaction with a client, a colleague, and a family member is a meeting, a coffee and an opportunity. Call it whatever you want. Lawyers are […]

It is difficult for attorneys to decide what they want to do since we are trained to argue, think and issue spot, and not to find a positive solution or alternative. Identify what characteristics are most important to you right now. Perhaps when you started your career a cubicle was OK but now you prefer […]