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Many legal professionals are familiar with the idea of a law firm (including a firm's structure and operations). In contrast, many professionals are slightly perplexed when it comes to corporate legal departments. While many of these departments will differ (largely in size and complexity), there are still several commonalities among them. This means we can provide a few universal truths on corporate legal departments to help clear up any ambiguities that these entities cause... Continue Reading
If you've been fired from a past job, a dreaded interview question is: Why did you leave your last employer? Tell the truth, right? Lie at all costs? Leave the interview in tears? While these are all options, none of them probably represent the best decision. Below are a few tips when drafting an interview answer to a question about being fired. They hold true for all legal professionals - from attorneys to office managers to paralegals to legal administrators... Continue Reading
Everyone at LAW DAWGS wishes you a very happy and peaceful Thanksgiving. This goes out to both our talented pool of candidates and our loyal employers. We are sincerely thankful to both of you... Continue Reading
Many legal professionals automatically assume that the benefits to working in a large law firm are greater than the benefits to a small firm. Attorneys, paralegals, administrators, and legal support staff may choose the former option in the hopes of gaining a higher salary and a more structured work environment. Granted, a large law firm might provide a great pay-check and plenty of structure, but life in a small firm isn't all that bad... Continue Reading
For those unfamiliar with the term, a career coach essentially helps a person build, re-pair, and/or re-adjust his career and associated career goals. The reality is that a career coach can serve as a valuable resource for many types of professionals - including some working within the legal industry. But, not all legal professionals have to work with a coach. Certain signs will make it evident that it might be time to consult with a coach for a career boost... Continue Reading