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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
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
This article applies to all types of legal professionals and candidates - from attorneys and paralegals to legal administrators and support staff. We should all be interested in constantly perfecting our legal resumes. This is because the document is one of the most critical tools for landing new jobs and exploring new opportunities. In the quest for perfection, we must all know that there are certain things that candidates can never ever have on their resumes... Continue Reading
The National Federation of Paralegal Associations' annual convention returns to Seattle! The convention dates are October 25 to October 28, 2018. It will be held at the Hilton Seattle Airport Hotel & Conference Center. The convention is proudly hosted by the Washington State Paralegal Association (WSPA)... Continue Reading