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I recently wrote a blog post about choice of references and I received several responses from legal professionals around the country. I thought, therefore, I would expand it into an article. READ MORE >
I am a third-year associate and have been working at the same firm since I first started practicing law. I am currently conducting a job search, and I have a question about giving references to a potential employer. When is the best time to do this, and are there any pitfalls I should try to avoid? - T.S. READ MORE >
I am planning to look for a job here in Dallas. My partner is somewhat aware that I've been unhappy with my hours. I think he would help me find another position since he has so many connections here in town and is generally a nice guy. Should I let him know I am looking for a new position and see if he will help me? READ MORE >
I am just beginning my job search and am planning on working with a recruiter, but I was wondering: what is the best approach when I know someone who works at a law firm that is of interest to me (or otherwise have a contact within the firm)? READ MORE >
I am in the job market and have considered calling my former boss to ask if he knows of anyone who is looking. I left my former firm on great terms but am hesitant to call him because it has been some time since he and I last spoke. Am I being too cautious? READ MORE >
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I have fielded this question for over ten years, and my answer remains the same: it depends! The good news is that you can make an informed decision and, though it is a statement against my own self-interest as a recruiter, there may be situations in which it actually is better to submit your resume through a friend. However, in order to determine whether you are in one of those situations, you may want to ask yourself the following questions. READ MORE >
You just had a good interview. In fact, it was great! You really connected with the people that you met. You found the practice to be interesting and sophisticated, the setting collegial, and the compensation package first-class. You are one step closer to getting the job of your dreams when you are asked to provide your references. How should you handle this very important step in your job search? The following is a basic guideline aiming to steer you through this sometimes tricky and often overlooked aspect of the job-search process. READ MORE >
This article is intended to supplement the BCG Attorney Search Article: "Handling References: A Basic Guide". READ MORE >
You just had a good interview. In fact, it was great! You really connected with the people that you met with; you found the practice to be interesting and sophisticated, the setting collegial and the compensation package first-class. You are one step closer to getting the job of your dreams when you are asked to provide your references. How should you handle this very important step in you job search? The following is a basic guideline aiming to steer you through this sometime tricky and often overlooked aspect of the job search process. READ MORE >
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