The Dawg Blog is a collection of Law Dawgs company news and insights into the legal and corporate staffing industry.
Season's greetings and merry everything to all of you. It's that time of year when many of us stare blankly at lists of gift recipients and hope for creative miracles to happen. Well, LAW DAWGS is all about delivering miracles - in the shape of new job opportunities, more effective staffing solutions, and even great holiday gift ideas. We are excited to announce our 2nd annual Gift Guide for Legal Professionals... Continue Reading
Some lawyers enter, or phase back into, the legal industry at an older age. "Older" typically means age 50 or above. This late entrance or return to the game is not necessarily a bad thing. After all, perhaps you went to law school later in your career; or, you took some time off from lawyering to raise a family. No matter the reason, you must know that older attorneys do face some obstacles to getting hired. Once you understand them, though, you can more effectively maneuver them to get that job you're after... Continue Reading
Be honest with yourself, how much time have you really spent on ensuring you have the right references for the job? Many of today's legal professionals spend little time on references. They review resumes and cover letters a gazillion times over, but they give job references a cursory glance. This is true of attorneys, paralegals, legal support personnel, legal administrators, etc... Continue Reading
Some of us know this scenario all too well. We claw our way to arrange a networking coffee or lunch date with a person that quite possibly may hold the key to our next magnificent work position. We excitedly make the date, but the next 60 minutes unfolds in a slow-motion disaster, as we fail to make a connection, fumble at gaining referrals, and foolishly try to end the meeting. The result is a lost opportunity and a career biting sting... Continue Reading
Landing a legal job may seem like a journey. This holds true for all types of legal professionals. Many candidates spend months, if not years, perfecting resumes, studying interview questions, surfing job posts, etc. It can indeed grow exhausting and once the dust settles with the words, "you're hired," the whole lot of us may ask, "ok, now what?".. Continue Reading