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What Do Unhappy Legal Careers and Bad Romantic Relationships Have in Common?

In my relationships, my career, and my life there were mistakes made that provide compelling lessons for your career.Relationships offer several insights into ourselves and how we are likely also to handle our careers.Few things are as powerful, formative, and essential to our long term development....

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The BCG Attorney Search 2022 State of the American Lateral Law Firm Market Report

The 2022 State of the Legal Hiring Market report by BCG Attorney Search is a comprehensive guide to the current state of the legal hiring market. Despite recent challenges, the legal hiring market remains strong, with law firms continuing to invest in their workforce and many candidates remaining in....

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The Number One Reason You Are Not Getting the Jobs You Want and May Be Unsatisfied in ....

With one question, a good employer can quickly and efficiently eliminate those who might otherwise be a perfect fit for a position—and they should.Anyone who knows what they are doing should not be hiring you if you do not have concrete reasons for working.Most people do not have good enough reaso....

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Ask Yourself These Questions If You Are Not Getting Job Offers, or Not Getting the Job ....

Listen to This Podcast on:It is common for law students, attorneys, and others to get job offers—and take jobs—that make them unhappy.It is common for law students and attorneys not to get offers after trying for a long time.Consequently, many give up on the practice of law entirely or take jobs....

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The Five Reasons Law Firms and Legal Employers Do Not Hire You After an Interview

Listen to This Podcast on:A law firm cannot survive if it hires improperly.Once someone invites you for an interview, they do not care about your resume.They care about five different issues entirely—and the better you understand these, the better off you will be.Almost always, you get disqualifie....

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Why Law Firms Do Not Like to Hire Attorneys From Most Practice Settings Other Than Law Firms

Listen to This Podcast on: Listen to Why Law Firms Do Not Like to Hire Attorneys From Most Practice Settings Other ....

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The Top 15 Marketing and Sales Tricks Law Firms Use to Get You to Work There

Listen to This Podcast on:Conceptually, most law firms are very similar places to work.You are expected to sit down at a....

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The Number One Reason You Are Not Getting the Jobs You Want and May Be Unsatisfied in Your Legal Career

With one question, a good employer can quickly and efficiently eliminate those who might otherwise be a perfect fit for ....

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The Five Reasons Law Firms and Legal Employers Do Not Hire You After an Interview

Listen to This Podcast on:A law firm cannot survive if it hires improperly.Once someone invites you for an interview, th....

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How Attorneys and Law Students Can Craft the Perfect Cover Letter

Listen to This Podcast on:Many young job-seekers make the mistake of saying a lot about themselves in cover letters, res....

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What Are The Top 10 Differences Between The LSAT and The GRE?

The GRE and LSAT are two very different tests that your desired law school may accept for your entry as a first-year la....

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What it Means to be "Of Counsel" in a Law Firm: The Definitive Guide to Being an Of Counsel Attorney

Do you know what an of counsel attorney is? Read this article to find out the role(s) of counsel attorneys play within ....

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