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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.

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.

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.

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