Category Archives: The Search

Go Google Yourself!

Lawyers should Google themselves for the same reasons law firms and corporations do. Self-Googling (or "ego-surfing," as it's sometimes called) is not narcissism; it’s a wise move to identify and shape your personal online reputation or "brand." Given that everyone from prospective employers to potential clients is likely to check you out online, you should…
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The Delicate Art of Declining a Job Offer

Declining a job offer can be anxiety producing. 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 employer and you want your last impression to be as positive as your first obviously was with them. The legal marketplace…
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Turn Anxiety into Excitement for Interview Success

Are you nervous about your upcoming job interview? Don’t try to calm down. Get excited instead. Much has been written about how to banish pre-interview jitters, but a better strategy is to use that energy to enhance your chances of success. Reframe your feelings The trick is “anxiety reappraisal,” as described in a March 23,…
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Game On! The Gamification of Recruiting

O’Melveny jumped to the front of the Biglaw recruiting pack with the announcement of its plans to use a gamified career assessment and recruiting platform to evaluate potential law school candidates. Through the gamification of recruiting, the firm hopes to broaden its recruiting pipeline and gain access to more diverse candidates. Gamification uses game theory,…
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