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Every legal professional can improve. There's no exception. We can all perform better at our jobs - period. This holds true for lawyers, paralegals, litigation support personnel and legal administrators. Now, getting better at our jobs can grow complex. This is especially true if betterment requires specialized training and further education. But, there are a few simple ways we can all increase our productivity and sharpen our skills right this minute... Continue Reading
Odds are you've probably had a phone interview at some point in your legal career. If not, we're sure you're quite familiar with the concept. Law firms and corporate legal departments use phone interviews to: (1) recruit candidates; (2) narrow candidate pools and identify in-person interview worthy candidates; and/or, (3) interview remote or out-of-town candidates. No matter the reason used, there is one certainty on this issue. You can't undervalue the importance of a phone interview... Continue Reading
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