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The vast majority of us are guilty of posting or tweeting at work. But, it's important to know that there are rules to every game. Standards do exist when it comes to the use of social media in the workplace and there are definite dos and don'ts that we should all adhere to. The following are provided to help maximize work performance and strengthen job security. While it's okay to have fun at work, just make certain you're getting your job done... Continue Reading
So, you've landed yourself a permanent position with a firm or corporate legal department. Or, maybe you were brought aboard on a temporary basis. All great news. But now you're facing the madness of defining "business casual" so that you can actually dress for your first day. Dressing for success is almost important as perfecting a resume when it comes to the world of employment... Continue Reading
The topics of "electronic discovery," also know as "e-discovery," and "document review" have been in existence for years. Yet, many new attorneys and paralegals are unfamiliar with these terms. This comes as no surprise since e-discovery/document review courses are rarely offered in law schools and paralegal programs. Despite this silence, e-discovery represents one of the fastest growing components in today's legal market... Continue Reading
According to social psychologist Amy Cuddy: "When you pretend to be powerful, you are more likely to actually feel powerful." Amy is a professor and researcher at Harvard Business School, where she studies how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments affect people from the classroom to the boardroom. Ms. Cuddy delivered a TED talk (included below this post) that shows how "power posing," or, standing in a position of confidence, can have a positive impact on our chances of success - this includes interview success... Continue Reading
With the growth in online employment applications (many of which make cover letter submissions optional), several of today's job seekers hold the incorrect assumption that cover letters don't matter anymore. The reality though is that they do. Cover letters remain as an invaluable and powerful tool within the recipe of employment success. Learn this, know it and follow the below cover letter tips to ensure you're job application stands out above the rest... Continue Reading