Category Archives: The Search

Be Up Front – Warts and All!

Dishonesty of any kind is a non-starter in a job search. Recently, I was speaking with legal industry consultants and employers about what red flags they see during the lateral hiring process, and how they weigh various risk factors in their decisions. There was an interesting discussion around various warning signs candidates exhibit during the…
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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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