How To Chart Your Own Career Path!!

3 Things You Need to Do if You’re Unsure About the Path You’re Currently On Four years into my career, I still feel somewhat awkward when someone calls me “professor.” Why? Well, because I never imagined being here. By most accounts, I’m not your everyday college professor. I didn’t spend years in a relentless pursuit of my position. Quite the opposite, in fact: I consider myself to be the accidental academic. It sounds bizarre, but like so many young, black … Continued

6 Free Online Courses That’ll Teach You the Same Skills You’d Learn in Business School

Could An MBA Help? So you’ve been considering getting an MBA. It seems like a foolproof plan, right? After all, the MBA is the degree that opens the doors to the world of business. Never mind the two years out of the workforce or that pesky student loan you’ll be paying off for the next 15 years. The guaranteed career boost makes it all worth it in the end—doesn’t it? Well, maybe. While an investment in business school may be … Continued

Looking for Career Development? Use These Five Steps to Set Your Career Goals

Career Development . . .  How To Find It!! Career goals have a way of falling off the radar when work becomes hectic. After all, you probably feel pressured to manage everyday obligations before devoting time to new goals. Yet, goal-setting strategies should also be a priority, as striving to do better gives you powerful motivation to make daily improvements. Follow these tips to develop constructive career goals, which you can leverage for personal success. 1. Evaluate Your Position Career … Continued

Law Firm Rankings — Good or Bad?

How Exactly Are Law Firms Ranked?  In our previous blog post, we explored exactly how law firms are ranked. While we answered that question, we uncovered another one in the process. What exactly do law firm rankings mean? Do they mean anything to either a client or a person seeking long-term employment as an attorney? This blog post will address why law firm rankings matter and how they could benefit you, from the perspective of either a client or an … Continued

Why Women Say “Sorry” and What to Do About It

Why Women Say “Sorry” and What to Do About It Many women often say the words “I’m sorry” in their day-to-day lives. While apologizing is not a bad thing, sometimes there is no apparent reason for them to feel bad and/or the situation is not their fault at all. Many females probably do this because apologies seem to be linked with the idea of politeness. Then, over time, “sorry” becomes a part of their daily vocabulary and they use it … Continued

Women Big 4 Accounting Associates – 5 Ways to Chart Your Path to An Accounting Partnership

Navigating Your Way to Professional Success It is a well-known fact that in many professions, men and women do not hold the same top positions, are not paid equally, and do not seem to have the same trappings of outward “success.” And, although there are many industries that provide a basis for the statistic, a major contributor to this problem is the grueling accounting field (which has commonly been perceived as a male-oriented profession). Indeed, why haven’t women “made it” … Continued

How Can Law Firms Keep Great Associates?

How Can Law Firms Keep Great Associates? Firms around the world constantly struggle to find and keep great associates. The shortage is particularly common in popular practice areas such as mergers and acquisitions, trademark, copyright, and patent prosecution. A lot of professionals have a mechanistic view of people as being interchangeable, when they should view people more organically. An organic view of people is far more accurate as firms are seen as integrated systems — and likely to make you … Continued

Imagine Unlimited Possibilities In Your Career

What If? If you’ve ever made a major decision in your life that alters the path you’re currently travelling on, you’ve no doubt encountered that little voice inside your head that whispers ‘What If…’ or ‘What would happen if…” 9 times out of 10, the little ‘what if’ has some scary story to tell you or some other negative message.  The voice doesn’t care that you’ve made up your mind. Until ACTION is taken on your decision, it’s going to … Continued

How to Brag at Work (Without Sounding Awful)

Advance Your Career through Bragging and Self-Promotion When it comes to talking about your own strengths and achievements, you may feel somewhat awkward, as though you might come off as conceited to your colleagues. Talking about yourself favorably can feel incredibly uncomfortable in even “acceptable” settings—resumes, cover letters, and interviews, for instance. It does not have to feel that way, though. In fact, occasionally bragging about what sets you apart from others and makes you right for the job can … Continued

Oh Boy!! I Hate The Practice Area Where I Was Assigned!! What Do I Do?

6 Tips for Retooling Your Practice Areas as a Junior Attorney When young attorneys are asked, “How did you choose this practice area?”  Most respond, sheepishly, “The firm took my preferences into account, but, it was the practice area where I was assigned.”  As a result, it is clear that most law school students turned to young associates have not spent long hours thinking about the practice area in which they’ll be operating once they are within the firm. Such … Continued