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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.

Welcome Aboard: 5 Tips to Make Financial Consultants Feel at Home at Your Small Business

There are many reasons your company might turn to small business consulting services. Finance, accounting and business systems consultants can work in specialized project areas and are available to support a key initiative or staff an interim management role. If you want to build a team that effectively dovetails the talents of both full-time staff and financial consultants, you’ll need to know how.

Performance Review Coming Up? 6 Critical Legal Career Questions to Ask

Today's legal careers entail complex activities and responsibilities, many of which are continually changing. I recently wrapped up my yearly performance review and find that while this is a mandatory event, taking time out of my busy schedule to thoroughly prepare for this annual meeting is incredibly useful for keeping my career goals on track. These yearly checkups can help you determine if you're satisfied with your current position and, if not, whether it's time to start looking elsewhere.

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