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There will come a time when all legal professionals must talk with a boss or superior. Some will handle the moment beautifully, while others may stumble due to fears, nerves, lack of experience, or some other related issue. If you must speak with a boss, don't fret it. There are certain tips to follow to ensure you are professional, courteous and effective when doing so. These apply to all types of legal professionals - from attorneys to paralegals to administrators to legal support staff... Continue Reading
Life if full of hurdles and challenges. Legal recruitment and staffing are certainly not without them. The reality is that legal recruiters face several complications when it comes to staffing for projects. And, an inherent problem with this is that projects can get delayed or downright canceled because of the complications. What complications you may ask?.. Continue Reading
Many legal professionals are familiar with the interview question that asks for an example of when they've encountered a particular situation or issue. The follow-up question is then typically how the professional handled it. This type of questioning is known as behavioral-based interviewing. It is critical for all types of legal professionals to understand: (1) this interview technique; and, (2) what information to include within an answer to a behavior-based question. This is true for attorneys, paralegals, legal support personnel, and legal administrators... Continue Reading
If your legal resume or cover letter includes the bullet point, "excellent team player," you might want to consider tweaking it. This is a general statement that may do little to convince a hiring manager that you're the right candidate for the job. The reality is that while general statements are easy to craft and include in a legal application, they often do not get you hired. This truth applies to all types of legal opportunities - from lawyer positions to paralegal openings to legal support staff member jobs... Continue Reading
Many of us know that we have to shape a cover letter to fit the specific duties of a job. But a secret that many forget, or ignore, is that the same holds true for a legal professional's resume. A resume cannot be generalized in nature. Rather, a job seeker must tailor it to the specific opportunity he/she is applying for... Continue Reading