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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
As of last month, the national unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent. Typically, a rise in unemployment doesn't really mean good things for the economy or jobs. However, we recently came across an interesting article that put forth sound logic as to why a spike in unemployment is a positive thing for persons looking for a new job. Let's succinctly break everything down for our legal professionals looking for their next big employment opportunity... Continue Reading
As we approach the New Year, LAW DAWGS wishes that you have a superb January, a dazzling February, a peaceful March, an anxiety free April, a sensational May, and joy that keeps going from June to November, and then round off with an upbeat December. As glasses are raised and fireworks explode into the sky, it's important to recognize the special symbolism this holiday brings with it... Continue Reading