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Six seconds. According to several studies, this is the time hiring managers spend reviewing a resume before moving on to the next. With such limited time, legal professionals must make a quick impact and implementing buzzwords within a resume is a great way to help accomplish this feat. However, while some buzzwords may help your cause, others will crush it. Make certain you pick the right ones to make your resume shine... Continue Reading
A Master of Legal Studies (MLS) is a specific degree available for students and working professionals. It's designed to further those persons that could benefit from advanced legal knowledge and training, but don't ultimately want to become practicing attorneys. The degree could benefit paralegals, legal support personnel, and legal assistants. The question of whether an MLS is right for you and your career will depend on your job and your professional and career goals... Continue Reading
As we're sure you're all aware, an elevator speech, or elevator pitch, is a brief introduction of yourself that you can communicate relatively quickly. They're a necessity for: introducing yourself at interviews, gaining new clients, networking, CLE events, and well, for when you meet that big-wig in an elevator. If you don't have one already, you need one now.. Continue Reading
All law firms and corporate legal departments have at least one person that takes charge of the hiring process. Smaller entities may just have one person, while larger entities may have an entire department full of personnel. We use the term "hiring staff" to mean those people that take part in the hiring process - whether it be just one person or a whole slew of people... Continue Reading
Brace yourself for the end is almost here. No…not as in, the end, the end. We mean the end of another school year. This may scare many working parents. This is because school provides a reliable block of time where parents can do their work and spend quality time searching for new employment opportunities. Yes, the end of the school year has the very real possibility of injecting chaos into your work-life situation - one that just might currently be well-balanced... Continue Reading