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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
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