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

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.

Resumania™: Craft Compelling Cover Letter Conclusions

When it comes to cover letters, it’s important to write a compelling, attention-grabbing opening sentence. But to leave prospective employers with a favorable impression, you also must craft a solid conclusion.

Resumania™: ‘Miscellaneous’ and ‘Other’ Matters

Compelling content about your qualifications or trivial tidbits that have nothing to do with, well, anything? Guess what a hiring manager is more interested in?

We’ve previously written about why you shouldn’t focus on hobbies in your resume, but you’d also be wise to avoid including a “Miscellaneous” or “Other” section.

How to Get Noticed -- and Promoted -- in Your Legal Career

Whether you’re working in a legal job at a private law firm or in-house at a company, getting recognition from leaders in the organization can be a challenge. Even if you always contribute top-notch work, senior colleagues may not readily distinguish you from other up-and-coming associates who also deliver quality work product.