Are Your Partnership Material?

 Are Your Partnership Material?  The Ultimate Self-Assessment Becoming partner in a law firm is a big decision. The position comes with heavy responsibility, challenges and rewards. It also means that you will be a leader and a steward of change within the firm.  Are you up for it? For most associates, the answer is a resounding “yes.”  But climbing the ladder isn’t for everyone. In fact, despite the prestigious law degree on the office wall and the 100-hour work weeks, … Continued

I’m Looking At A Job Ad — How Do I Improve My Application?

THE TRICK TO READING SITUATIONS VACANT ADS There is a trick to reading ‘situations vacant’ ads that make it much easier to write applications that get you an interview and the job, and it involves understanding one important thing: you must secure the interview before you can secure the job. Consider that tip number 1. OK. Now we’ve laid down the most important rule, let’s talk about how to go about following it. When you see a situations vacant ad, … Continued

Need Outstanding Job Search Tips — Here Are Nine Top Hints!!

JOB SEARCH TIPS If you’re not sure what to do, here’s a list that might help. 1. Know thyself. Identify what really interest and excites you. Understand that these traits define you and use it to explore career choices and opportunities. 2. Take a career assessment test. There are a lot of career assessment tests available online. Find the time to take one. The test gives you a lot of insights about your core competencies and work preferences. 3. Ask … Continued

The Informational Interview: How To Turn It to Your Advantage!

The Informational Interview: How To Turn It to Your Advantage As a law student or a lawyer, your mentors probably tell you to expand your network. Obviously, expanding your network is a good thing and, as a result, you devote a significant amount of time to business development, social networking, volunteer opportunities, and formal gatherings. At these events, you end up talking to a variety of interesting and successful people. Then, once you leave, you hope that your networking will … Continued