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Perhaps your law firm or corporate legal department is unsure whether it should begin using social media sites to recruit candidates. Or, maybe your company is using social media recruiting and it's pondering whether it should continue to do so. No matter the exact location you lie on within the social media recruiting spectrum, some recent statistics might influence your current hiring strategies... Continue Reading
Ageism refers to the stereotyping of individuals or groups of individuals on the bases of age. We mention the term because it exemplifies one challenge that candidates in their 50s and 60s face when trying to secure a legal job. Other obstacles definitely exist. But, older candidates should never go without hope when hunting for that next great legal gig... Continue Reading
As we've reported in the past, cover letters are still an invaluable tool within the recipe of employment success. A well-written and precisely targeted letter is essential to landing your next legal job - no matter if you're an attorney, paralegal, legal support personnel, or a legal receptionist. So, how do you ensure your cover letter is a success and stands out among the rest? You should start by never ever including the following:.. Continue Reading
The clear majority of us probably know that quality research is essential for a great interview. As a footnote here, if you haven't heard this, please know that it's true. Good research on a company or firm will help us prepare more robust answers to interview questions (that are specifically tailored towards the employer) and will allow us to draft better questions to ask interviewers. A question often arises though. We understand we need to research, but what exactly should we focus on?.. Continue Reading
While there are many different definitions of the term "company culture," or, "business culture," the differences in meaning are slight. For purposes of this post, it's safe to assume the phrases refer to the values and behaviors that shape the social and psychological behavior of a business. A company's culture is tremendously powerful and impacts such important business ideals as worker happiness and productivity... Continue Reading