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Resumania™: Bad Jokes Are No Laughing Matter

When applying for a job, aim to present yourself as a highly qualified candidate – not a comedian. Yes, having a sense of humor can be helpful to your career, but there’s a time and place for it.

While it’s acceptable to inject a little personality into your resume and cover letter, don’t fill your application materials with jokes or sarcasm. Humor doesn’t always translate well on paper, so it’s generally best to stick to the facts.

Evolving Job Descriptions and Titles

We asked administrative professionals how accurately their job descriptions, titles and salaries match what they do at work. See the survey results.

Legal Employment Options: Beyond Traditional Jobs in Law

Unlike the relatively predictable path attorneys have followed in the past, many 21st century practitioners are choosing to take a road less travelled, pursuing nontraditional careers in the legal field. And it’s a strategic option — the legal knowledge you’ve acquired during law school, combined with the analytical, research and writing abilities you’ve honed, can readily be applied to a number of different positions and industries. Take a look at some alternatives.