Legal Blog

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

Three Trends Affecting Legal Careers Today

Today’s business environment requires law firms and legal departments to function in a collaborative relationship with their clients, rather than just provide counsel. To stay competitive, these legal professionals have to keep up with client demands and industry changes. Here are the three trends that are having an impact on today’s law offices — and legal careers.

Resumania™: Beware the Risks of Resume Humor

With April Fools’ Day just around the corner it’s time to bust out the whoopee cushions. While pulling some harmless pranks around the office is generally fine, keep the resume humor to a minimum.

Book Review: 'Leaders Eat Last' by Simon Sinek

“Leaders are the ones willing to look out for those to the left of them and those to the right of them. Leaders are the ones who are willing to give up something of their own for us. Their time, their energy, their money, maybe even the food off their plate. When it matters, leaders choose to eat last.” 

The Best Certifications to Gain Early-Career Flexibility

Should you pursue a certification? Most evidence points to yes. Research for Robert Half’s Salary Guides indicates that the best certifications can increase starting salaries by 10 percent or more. You can even use some certifications as an alternative or in addition to further schooling.