Articles By Valerie A. Fontaine

Articles By Valerie A. Fontaine



The Coffee Date”, Blog, Nov. 19, 2019

“The Stealth Job Search””, blog, Sept. 4, 2019

Strike While the Iron is Hot: Emerging Business Sectors Provide Opportunity”, New Lawyers Supplement to the Daily Journal, June 7, 2019

The Best Interview Questions Yet—for the Candidate to Ask”, Blog, June 4, 2019




"Are Those Clients Really Portable?", NALP Bulletin, August 2018

"Taking the First Steps Towards Success", Daily Journal, June 19, 2018




"Knowing Who's Who in the Job Search Process", Talent Think Tank Blog, August 18, 2017

"Secondment: A Winning Strategy", with co-author Barbara Mayden, June NALP Bulletin, June 2017




"Making a Clean Exit", blog, June 23, 2016

"Laterals Must Take a Proactive Role in Their Onboarding", Talent Think Tank Blog, June 15, 2016

"Speak up to Get Ahead", California Lawyer, April 28, 2016

"Interviewees Must Ask Good Questions, Too!", blog, April 26, 2016

"Managing Face Time for Work-Life Balance", California Lawyer, April 20, 2016

"Career Transitions:  From Law Firm to In-House and, Possibly, Back Again", International In-House Counsel Journal, Vol.9, No. 34, Winter 2016

"What's Your Hook?", Talent Think Tank Blog, January 21, 2016




"Looking into My Crystal Ball . . . Hot Practice Areas for 2016", Talent Think Tank Blog, November 23, 2015

"Counseling Your Corporate Counsel Candidates", NALSC (National Association of Legal Search Consultants) Newsletter, Fall 2015

"What Associates Want", Talent Think Tank Blog, September 3, 2015

"Where to Look for In-House Counsel Opportunities", Corporate Counsel, July 13, 2015

"How to Change Jobs Without Making a Move", Talent Think Tank Blog, April 20, 2015

"Timing is Everything:  The Law Firm Recruiting Calendar", NALSC (National Association of Legal Search Consultants) Newsletter, Spring 2015

"Thinking Like a Lawyer Isn't Enough", Talent Think Tank Blog, February 23, 2015

"Keeping Your Career on Track", The Recorder, January 26, 2015

"New Year's Resolution: Create a 'Me File'", Talent Think Tank Blog, January 5, 2015








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