Posts Tagged ‘Professional’

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 […]

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 […]

“Tea for two, and two for tea Just me for you and you for me” -Irving Caesar Here, using the same words in a different order changed the meaning of the sentence. First, one order of tea for two people and second, two people are ordering tea. “You like potato and I like potahto, You […]

Tara Kachaturoff of TeachMeLaw Radio and I spoke recently whether law school is still a viable option given the current and continuing economic situation. My answer is YES! Read this portion of our interview transcript to learn why. Tara: Is going to law school still a viable or a valuable option given that the economy […]

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 […]

Are you curious about alternative legal careers? There are many options, not just various careers you can pursue, but lots of people who can help you along the way to your dream job. We are lawyers and we’ve been where you are. Law Students. Recent Graduates. Professionals dissatisfied with their careers. Job seekers seeking something […]

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 […]

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 […]

…did you not get the irony? Who can tell me where in my Trailblazer post there is an intended typo? Wait, hmm, how would you know if it was intentional? Fair enough. 1st commenter to tell me where the typo is gets a free 1/2 dozen Fretzels by Jill sent to their home or office. […]

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) […]

Besides the great comic, this blog post covers all of the major errors resume reviewers and hiring managers see with resume file names. Everything about you must be consistent throughout your job search. Not just the contact information at the top of your resume and cover letters but also your appearance and demeanor. Do not […]

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 […]

Analogy – the inference that two or more things that are similar to each other in some respects are also similar in other respects . . . In a legal argument, an analogy may be used when there is no precedent on point. It is the agreement between otherwise dissimilar things that enables people to […]