Legal Blog

Read our blog posts for advice on legal recruitment and management, as well as insights into legal careers, salaries and job trends.

How to Tip the Salary Scale in Your Favor When Negotiating Your Legal Job Offer

I remember my first real experience with “negotiations.” I was 18 years old and had my eyes on a used 1981 Toyota Celica. My dad went with me, taking the lead on negotiating the purchase price. It all seemed very simple to me – we told the owner the amount we were willing to pay, discussed it a bit, and very soon I was proudly driving home my new wheels.

Interviewing Tips for Five Different Types of Hiring Managers

Did you land an interview? Congratulations, you’re halfway to the promise of a new job! You’re armed with interviewing tips and feel fully prepared as you walk in the door. But then you encounter an interviewer who completely throws you off. He’s either totally unprepared (e.g., lost your resume) or he makes you feel really awkward (e.g., long periods of silence). Well, sometimes bad things happen to good interviewees.

Resumania™: One Section to Keep Off Your Resume? Hobbies and Interests

As any hiring manager can tell you, a good portion of job seekers include a catalog of their favorite pastimes on their resume. Hobbies and interests, the thinking goes, help candidates show their personality. But keep in mind that employers are more interested in your professional qualifications than your love of travel. When it comes to your resume, hobbies and interests often just take up space and steal attention from your skills and experience.

Resumania™: Is It Worth Writing a Clever Resume?

Any job seeker knows that it’s hard — and sometimes darn near impossible — to get a hiring manager’s attention. So some candidates infuse their resumes and cover letters with humor, unexpected analogies, and cute and clever language in an effort to stand out. But will a clever resume really give you an advantage? Probably not. If fact, it could harm your chances of being called for a job interview.

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