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In 2007, I was laid off from an in-house position due to the sale of the corporation. It was difficult for me to find a like position and I settled for a job that was not a good fit. I now have a year and one-half gap in my resume (except for a four to five month stint as a document review attorney) and the aforementioned four month employment period that failed. I am interested in your advice on approaching this period of employment instability with a prospective employer. Is there a manner to turn this tumultuous period into a positive? I realize not knowing me individually that it is difficult to individualize a succinct response to a my particular dilemma, but do you have any general advice on how to approach the formulation of a sustainable response to what appears as a weakness in my employment history? READ MORE >
I am now in Manhattan but have always known I would ultimately relocate to the South. Now that the temperatures have dropped and the end of the year is approaching, I am ready to get out-now! As a fifth-year corporate attorney with a top firm, I know I will be in high demand, so I thought I would just take six months off, take a break, and perhaps do some contract work before I start my job search. However, someone recently warned me that the break would ultimately make my job search much more difficult. Is that true? READ MORE >
As an unemployed associate, how can I best position myself to get placed with a top law firm? READ MORE >
For those attorneys who have been laid off or otherwise told that they must find alternate employment, to what extent does a period of unemployment really hurt their chances of securing their next job? READ MORE >
I am a senior (Class of 1998) business litigator who has been laid off of a small boutique firm since June 2009. I have approximately $50,000-$100,000 in portable business that I have maintained for several years now. I have interviewed with several firms in the various geographic regions that my family and I can move to; however, I have not yet received an offer. Many of the firms require more portable business. I am unable to look outside of the state due to my wife's job, and I am losing hope. There simply are not any other firms I can apply to, and I am thinking about starting my own firm. Any suggestions? READ MORE >
I am a second-year associate and was laid off from my job in March 2009. Since then, I have focused my time on finding a new job. I am completely open in terms of geography and have applied to a number of jobs in different states. I finally secured an interview with an out-of-state firm, and while I am excited at the opportunity, I am not sure how to address the fact that I am not yet barred in the state. What do you recommend? READ MORE >
In the coming months, the legal community will continue to speculate about what caused the demise of Testa Hurwitz and Thibeault. Some will say that it was the greed of the partners who had the best client relationships and therefore controlled the most legal work. Others will say that the firm became unglued with the death of Dick Testa, a charismatic leader who insisted that everyone work for the common good of the firm. Still others will blame the firm?s over reliance on one industry (i.e. technology). READ MORE >
We regularly read and hear that "jobs for life" are disappearing and being replaced by a pattern of consecutive jobs and unpredictable career dislocations. When the time comes to face such a change on a personal level, these statistics take on a whole new meaning. READ MORE >
As I currently approach my 4th month of unemployment after being laid off from a major firm, I am wondering if there is anything I can do to increase my marketability to law firms? I cannot change my past work experience or my law school credentials, obviously, but is there something else I could do that I am overlooking? READ MORE >
"Some of my favorite things about working with BCG are that it was successful and that they..." Read more
A. C.Wisconsin Law School, Class Of 2005Placed at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
"I think Jamie did a really great job, and I really appreciated her help. I think Jamie was..." Read more
Hays EllisenUniversity of Michigan Law School, Class Of 1996Placed at Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP.
"I enjoyed working with Lynn because she was very accessable and was available to talk..." Read more
Aaron KnappUniversity of Virginia School of Law, Class Of 2002Placed at McCormick Barstow LLP
"I really liked the weekly report that was sent. I really liked that Christina text messaged..." Read more
Allison KheelThe Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class Of 2009Placed at Fisher & Phillips LLP
"I worked with Karen and thought that she was very responsive and stayed in constant..." Read moreBlake KnickelbeinUniversity of Wisconsin Law School, Class Of 2013Placed at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
"Lorie Ball was fantastic. I can easily say she was the best recruiter I have worked with,..." Read moreEvan BasakisChapman University School of Law, Class Of 2013Placed at Bradley R. Kirk & Associates, Inc.