Trending Now: Here’s the 2016 Job Outlook!

Looking for a New Position?  Here Are Key Trends for 2016!! Good news: 2016 is looking to be a good year for job seekers and those looking to change jobs! Unemployment is just 5%, which means that now is better than ever to make a meaningful transition in your career. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that roughly 200,000 jobs are added to the economy per month. Even better, U.S. employees, particularly those looking to change jobs, might be in … Continued

The Simple Communication Change That’ll Make it Harder for Your Co-workers to Miss Deadlines

Why do things take so long? A few years ago, I did some work at a large organization we’ll call Honking Big Company, Inc. Neither of us will ever be the same. In my first few weeks, we decided the company needed a website. Great! I’d set up my own website for my coaching business, and it’s really pretty easy. And by “pretty easy,” I mean that we could have that up and running in about five minutes. I know this … Continued

Are You An Investment Banker? Are You Looking for a New Firm?

Here Are the 50 Best Banks! As an investment banker, your job is hard enough. You do not need to work under unreasonable circumstance.  If you find yourself somewhere that is difficult or challenging, you may want to make a lateral move.  If you are considering making a move, as you evaluate your options, consider this list which ranks the “50 Best Banks.” Every year, Vault announces its Banking 50, which is a listing of the greatest Northern American banking … Continued

What is Your Interview Mindset?

Are You In The Interview Zone? A job interview is often one of the most stressful and challenging aspects of the job search. Candidates who prepare themselves by reviewing interview questions, and more importantly, focus on enhancing their interview mindset, set themselves up for success before walking into the door to shake the hand of the hiring manager. Your interview mindset could be damaging your opportunities for success, explains Kim O’Neill with Careerealism. Candidates at a job interview can derail … Continued

When Will I Get A New Job? Don’t Lose Your Patience While Job Hunting

  Celebrate small victories during your job search and remember that finding a great job takes time.   There’s no denying that we live in a world full of instant gratification. Texting your loved one about dinner plans? You’ll probably get a response within minutes. Contacting a friend to make plans to meet up for dinner next week? You’ll hear back within a day or so. Emailing your boss about an upcoming deadline? You’ll probably hear back in a couple … Continued

Competitive Intelligence Is Critical for Associate Professional Development

How Being in the Know Will Help Your Career Development … Competitive intelligence (CI) is a relatively new phenomenon in law firms, with the discipline growing rapidly within the last five to 10 years. In broad terms, CI is any actionable information that can help an entity compete more effectively. It is much more than data collection. Information must be actionable; used in some way to make a decision or to even ask more questions. Law firms use CI to … Continued

The 10 Worst Body Language Mistakes Job Seekers Make

Body Language Mistakes It takes a nearly flawless résumé, an impressive cover letter, and, in many cases, a few inside connections to land a job interview. But all it takes to blow it is a weak handshake or bad posture.    “Body language can have a big impact on the way you’re perceived by others, especially at work,” explains Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer for CareerBuilder. “It can seem silly but there are psychological reasons behind it, so thinking … Continued

Looking for a New Job? Are You Looking in the Best Geographic Region?

Looking for a New Job? Are You Looking in the Correct Geographic Region? Finding the right job—especially in an industry as crowded and competitive as the legal market—requires several factors all at once to work in your favor. These factors include education and credentials, “fit” for the jobs for which you are applying, and even a whole lot of luck. But, the successful job search goes beyond even this; perhaps, if you have been searching for months on end for … Continued

Looking for a New Job?

Here Are The 25 Skills You Must Master to Land a New Job in 2016 (Infographic) It’s January, so there’s a good chance you’re on the hunt for a new job. According to sites like Monster.com and LinkedIn, this is the most popular time of year for job seekers to kick off their search. To find out what it takes to successfully land a job, LinkedIn analyzed all of the hiring and recruiting activity that occurred on its site in … Continued

In an Interview, Keep Your Cards Close to Your Vest!

  Job interviews give you the opportunity to show aspects of yourself that may not be readily evident simply by perusing your resume or reading your cover letter. With that in mind, you might go into interviews prepared to pour out your soul to the interviewer. After all, isn’t the point of the interview to reveal your true self – and isn’t honesty the best policy? While you should never fabricate information about yourself, some information is better left uncovered … Continued