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Resumania™: Soft Skills Matter, Even Before You’re Hired

Top-notch people skills aren’t merely preferred by employers today — they’re now expected for most roles. 

Because attitude is everything on the job hunt, don’t just focus on your technical qualifications when crafting your resume and cover letter. Emphasize those increasingly pivotal soft skills, too. These strengths might include the ability to lead a team, negotiate, build consensus or resolve conflict.

Legal Career Advice for Selecting an Area of Specialization (Part 1)

When I was in law school, there was no question in my mind what legal practice area I would pursue upon graduation. I greatly enjoyed debate and communication in school so litigation, with its focus on delivering convincing arguments in front of a judge, jury and clients, was my initial legal career path.

Resumania™: Thank-You Notes Should Be Proofread, Too

Ask job candidates to name the most important part of the hiring process, and a common answer is likely to be the interview. But many applicants forget that what they do after the interview also impacts how employers perceive them.

5 Interview Tips That Can Help You Stand Out

Want the hiring manager to think, “Wow, I should hire this candidate!” at your next interview? Here are some interview tips that can help you be successful, regardless of the company's hiring criteria.

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