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Ready For A Career Pivot?

A career pivot could be just what you need – or must do – in times such as these. For some, a career pivot will be a luxury and for others it will be a necessity. Especially in tumultuous times, the facts of life can create situations that may seem adverse but that often lead to great future opportunities. Take some time to reflect on whether you need a career pivot and read on for some thoughts from Amy Goldstein and Randi Rosenblatt from a recent presentation on the topic. Breaking up with you...
Tags: Law, Careers, Pivot, Amy Goldstein, Career Tips for Lawyers, Randi Rosenblatt


Pandemic Job Hunting Has Legal Workers Stressed

Pandemic job hunting has legal workers stressed across the pond and certainly here in the United States as well. You cannot always pick the time during which you find yourself job hunting, but you can take proactive steps from multiple fronts to help land an in-house counsel job. As the United States continues to re-open in waves, in-house counsel job openings are increasing. In some cases, companies are seeking talent in multiple States where they have facilities in an effort to attract talent ...
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Post-Covid Legal Careers: More Choice And Less Practice

Post-covid legal careers could look strikingly different than mere months ago as the legal industry reshapes and reforms itself to the changing realities brought by the global pandemic. Job dislocation and creation in the legal sector will occur simultaneously, as the New Normal rolls out around the world. Change happens, and those who can adapt and constantly improve and enhance their skill sets will continue to be in demand. The concept of a traditional legal career that existed pre-Covid (and...
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Older Workers Must Be Proactive About Their Future

Older workers, and this includes older lawyers in in-house and law firm settings, must be proactive about their future. As parts of the world start to re-open, the damage caused to the global economy will be felt more and more with each passing week. It will be some time before the New Normal is reached, and many organizations will realign their workforce numbers with revenue realities. Past crises have shown that new hires and older workers often fare the worst when organizations decide which j...
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Own Your Career – Don’t Let It Be a Covid Casualty

Don’t Let Your Legal Career Be A Casualty of the Pandemic: Strategies for Continuing to Own Your Career By Lisa B. Horowitz JD, MSOD To welcome a new decade, on January 2, 2020, I posted an article entitled: Positioning Yourself For Career Success in the New Decade.  None of us could have predicted that merely 4 months later, we would be in the middle of a pandemic wreaking havoc on our health and economy. Your career need not be a casualty of this pandemic. We are all experiencing a transformat...
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Improving Your Job Prospects Post-Coronavirus

Improving your job prospects post-Coronavirus means taking inventory of your existing skill-set and determining how it aligns with what the top in-demand skills will be. While the story of the New Normal continues to be written live, you can get a jump on improving your job prospects whether your job has already been affected or may be affected in any upcoming economic downturn. Maintaining career momentum is key, even in down markets, and the good news is that many companies need lawyers now mo...
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Landing a Remote Job – 5 Skills You Will Need

Landing a remote job may be part of the New Normal. Many companies will turn to remote hiring to decrease risk and cut costs, and have learned during this period that they are able to operate more effectively than they thought in a remote manner. Some trailblazing companies have been operating remotely for many years. With the effects of the pandemic rippling throughout the world, the chance that your next job may be a remote job has gone up dramatically. This will have it own set of pros and co...
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Videoconference Decorum: Get Out Of Bed And Put On A Shirt

Videoconference decorum is taking a hard hit with Covid-19, as those unused to videoconference etiquette are getting their first taste of certain baseline requirements. We all know the joys of conference calls (funny), but videoconferencing is taking things to a whole new level. When working on your personal branding as an attorney, being clothed and upright are two key items to keep in mind. You’ll leave a positive impression on your colleagues and, where applicable, the judicial system. “As ma...
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Job Seeking During a Recession

Job seeking during a recession is almost unimaginable for those who were living the high life prior to Covid-19 spreading globally in the last two months. While we figure out what the New Normal will look like, it is best to be prepared. Companies still need lawyers – and even more dearly now in these turbulent times. Hiring will continue – even for General Counsel jobs – but the process will likely be more competitive as large law firms thin their ranks to maintain partner profits and their dis...
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Remote Workers Must Optimize Productivity

Remote workers must optimize productivity to empower themselves and to make effective contributions to their organizations. To those not used to working remotely, the transition may be difficult. However, we are not treading new ground here, and there are many lessons that have already been learned from remote workers who have been efficient and productive for decades. Remote workers will also need to hone their skills for remote job interviews! “Remote work, with its increasing popularity, has ...
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Maintaining Career Momentum During the COVID19 Crisis

Maintaining career momentum during the Covid-19 crisis is not only possible, it is necessary. Like businesses and other organizations, you want to put yourself in the best position for success down the road. Be safe, but do not take your foot off the gas at this time. Companies need effective legal counsel now more than ever. While you are at it, don’t forget to learn new career skills while you may have more time or flexible work arrangements. “Here we are, in the middle of a pandemic.  You mig...
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In-House Hiring During Covid-19

In-house hiring during Covid-19 is going to look a lot different than the rip-roaring in-house market of just a month and a half ago. But in-house hiring will continue both for short-term needs and for positions that are needed for the long term. Many General Counsel are discovering (along with their entire organizations) that Covid-19 has exposed weaknesses and holes that need to be addressed and mitigated going forward, and a good number of these will involve effective in-house counsel to guid...
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Learn New Career Skills For Free During Crisis

Learn new career skills for free during this crisis. Not only will it pay dividends down the road, but it just may help keep your mind occupied during these challenging times. Remember to think like a customer and learn from failures as you expand your own horizons. Building your career in the New Normal will take new skills and the ability to tackle unforeseen challenges, so keep learning on the front-burner as you navigate your way through these times. “With COVID-19 sending everyone inside, y...
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Go All In Online for Networking

Go all in online when it comes to networking, especially in tough times such as these. While some once saw technology and its advances as a negative, technology is now a de facto replacement for most forms of human contact. Get some tips from Randi S.K. Rosenblatt and go all in online. And don’t forget that when you are networking, network intelligently. “Whether it be email, text, webinars, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, or anything in between, we were part of the digital age long before COVID-19...
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Remote Job Interview? How To Ace It

Remote job interview on the horizon? Expect more and more due to the global pandemic and perhaps also in the future as part of whatever becomes the “New Normal”. Interviews generally are nerve-wracking, especially for nervous people, but read up on all you can so you can ace your in-house interview! The more interviews you do, the better you will get at it. Practice makes perfect! “Experts predict that more than half of US jobs are at risk because of coronavirus, as companies lay off staff and p...
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Be Honest with Your Legal Recruiter

Be honest with your legal recruiter and the relationship will bear significant dividends. If you are on the hunt trying to find an in-house counsel job, working with a legal recruiter should be a critical part of your strategy. Legal recruiters not only know how to position you most effectively, but they often know about jobs that never hit job boards. You should work to build a long term relationship with your legal recruiter, and that relationship needs to be built on honesty and trust. Even i...
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How to Break Up with Your Job

How to break up with your job? Yes, you heard that right, and you know that breaking up can be hard to do. But breaking up with your job may be a necessity, even though you feel comfortable and things are stable. With one of the hottest hiring markets on record, you may need to make a move to another in-house counsel job or even leap to a General Counsel job to ensure long term career success. Learn how to break up with your job the right way. “Once you know a job isn’t right for you, it’s tim...
Tags: Law, Careers, Balance Careers, Career Tips for Lawyers


Legal Job Offers – Are They Final?

Legal job offers – in this hot market they are flying fast and furious and many candidates are fortunate to have multiple suitors and opportunities at all levels, from mid-level in-house counsel jobs to GC and CLO jobs. But when is a legal job offer final? “I just received an offer and the hiring manager said it was the best he could do and that this was a “final offer”. Is he telling the truth – or should I propose a counteroffer? The offer stage of an interview process can be tricky. Each p...
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GCs and CLOs: Accelerate Career Growth and Job Search

GCs and CLOs often have the need, the need for speed. And by that we don’t mean cheesy references to the Top Gun sequel, but a real need to accelerate career growth and job search. Segal Coaching has nine tips to assist – and many are just as applicable to lawyers of all stripes, whether in-house or Biglaw lawyers and at varying levels of seniority. GCs and CLOs, and all attorneys, should also consider listening to advice from successful GCs. “Many of my clients are Chief Legal Officers or Ge...
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Afraid To Ask? Don’t Be – You May Be Pleasantly Surprised

Afraid to ask for assistance? To connect on a social platform like LinkedIn? Don’t be, you’ll likely be pleasantly surprised. While many talk about the downsides of technology and screentime eating away at personal lives, the positives are there as well. Technology is great at connecting people more easily than ever before – and many are ready, willing and able to lend a helping hand by answering a question, making an introduction or giving you feedback on an idea you have or a potential care...
Tags: Law, Careers, Linkedin, Being a Lawyer, Don, Amy Goldstein, Career Tips for Lawyers


Work Skills You’ll Need In 10 Years

Work skills evolve like everything else, and anticipating what might be needed down the road is key. Stay relevant by keeping an eye on what will make you relevant and competitive in the years to come. Learning and acquiring new tools earlier than others may very well make you irreplaceable at work! “By Davos standards, it was one of the quieter moments during this week’s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum—an event marked by bold proclamations, big personalities, and even bigger bank ...
Tags: Law, Careers, Davos, Fast Company, HCL Technologies, Career Tips for Lawyers, Stephanie Mehta


How To Turn The Job You Have Into One You Love

The job you have can be the one you love, even if you are not enamored with it at the moment. Sometimes the grass is not always greener elsewhere, as many have found when they have made a leap for more money, a better title or a brand name company. Don’t forget to keep in mind the warning signs that you might be in the wrong job at the same time. ““All careers have spikes and valleys and are bumpy along the way,” he says. “It’s easier for some of us to become frustrated and look around for an...
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Career Success – Positioning Yourself In the New Decade

By Lisa B. Horowitz, JD, MSOD* Attorney Talent Strategy Group, LLC As we kick off a new decade, you may be considering “where am I” and “where do I want to be” in your career next year at this time. Some of you may be looking to “up your game” while others may be considering “reinventing” or even “retiring.” As a career coach, I hear from professionals (particularly lawyers) at all stages of their careers considering these next steps. Many of the issues raised are similar and often go to the ...
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What Clients Want – Tips for Attorneys

What clients want should be forefront on your mind and a key aspect of your career strategy. If you are not delivering, they will go somewhere else and your “time on station” will be far shorter than you think. Be proactive and you will not have spend your life dealing with upset people. Stress reduction isn’t all about you! “Whether you’re inside or outside counsel, clients from around the globe have their distinct opinions about lawyers. Personal experiences shape their views, which range f...
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What to Expect When Moving to an In-House Counsel Position

In-house counsel positions are always in demand, but do in-house job-seekers know what to expect? If you are moving to an in-house counsel position, you want to make your new job your home. Princeton Legal Search Group gives their thoughts on in-house life. As they note, compensation can be lower, but company culture and your day to day business-centric focus may be a welcome change. “A major part of the recruiting work we do at Princeton Legal Search Group is focused on growing in house lega...
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The Delicate Art of Declining a Job Offer

Declining a job offer is an issue more and more attorneys are facing as the hottest in-house counsel job market in years is providing many candidates with multiple job offers. How times have changed! Remember, before you accept an offer, take your time to think through your decision. “You might feel guilt or fear anticipating the prospective employer’s disappointment, frustration and—possibly—annoyance. Your refusal is the final chapter of the interviewing process with that prospective employ...
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Selling Your Way Into Coveted In-House Legal Positions

In-house legal positions are coveted, that’s for sure. And it is a hot market with intense demand for in-house slots at top and emerging companies. Pamela DiCarlantonio of MLA Global gives her thoughts on how to sell yourself and land the position you want. Don’t forget to also check out our How To Get An In-House Legal Job post. “Although my focus as a recruiter at Major, Lindsey & Africa is on representing law firm partners and groups in making a lateral move from one law firm to another, I...
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Navigate The Corporate Lattice, Don’t Climb the Corporate Ladder

It’s the sign of the times – career progression means navigating the corporate lattice, not trying to keep climbing the corporate ladder without success. Read on for the full analysis by the Princeton Legal Search Group. And if you have career bumps, rebound resiliently! ““Climbing the corporate ladder” was always the plan, right?  You would land that law firm or in-house counsel job, and then put your nose to the grindstone and slowly advance through the ranks to partner or general counsel. ...
Tags: Law, Careers, Being a Lawyer, Princeton Legal Search Group, Career Tips for Lawyers, Corporate Lattice