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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.

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.

Reap the Benefits of Being Your Own Boss With Contract Lawyer Work

Whether you are thinking of changing careers, in search of a permanent legal job at a law firm, or looking for better work/life balance, don't overlook work as a contract lawyer as a viable short- or long-term employment option. More and more attorneys are realizing the benefits [Anchor]  to working on a project basis as a contract lawyer, including diverse assignments and the opportunity to work with a variety of employers. Here are four reasons why you should consider working as a contract attorney:

5 Networking Questions to Help You Make the Most of LinkedIn

Sure, you know how to send an invite to other LinkedIn members, but making the most of these valuable connections involves more than just adding them to your network. The real key to maximizing your LinkedIn membership is to employ the same techniques during online networking that you’d use for face-to-face interactions. That often means asking the right networking questions when interacting with others individually and in LinkedIn groups.

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