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Stop! Don’t Shake That Hand!

Ignore all the advice I’ve previously espoused regarding the importance of starting and ending each job interview with a firm handshake. Dr. Fauci says that handshaking must stop—even when this pandemic ends—and other medical and public health experts agree. When you shake another person’s hand, you have no idea where that hand has been, and…
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The Benefits of Becoming a Bar Junkie

With so many demands on a lawyer’s time, anything additional must be well worth it. Active involvement in Bar Associations or other, similar professional organizations, definitely passes that test. To reap the benefits, just being admitted to the bar in your jurisdiction doesn’t do the trick; you must seek out and involve yourself in the…
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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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Social Media – Think Before You Click!

Should lawyers mix business with pleasure when it comes to social media? Previously, I would have answered that question with an emphatic “NO!” But now, I’m not so sure. Panelists at the NALSC (National Association of Legal Search Consultants) 2018 Fall Symposium in New York City have me wondering whether I should soften that stance.…
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