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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™: Watch Every Word When Writing a Resume

When writing a resume, the spell-check function can be your best friend. But don’t rely on it entirely. As we all know, it won’t catch every error. In particular, it’s unlikely to flag a word that is spelled correctly but used incorrectly.

Resumania™: Writing Cover Letters Is Key

Is writing cover letters important? Uh, yeah, it is! Ninety-one percent of executives polled by Robert Half said cover letters are valuable when evaluating job candidates. So, be sure to include one with every resume you submit.

Resumania™: Writing a Good Resume Means Writing a Clean Resume

Let’s face it, writing a good resume is hard. One of the most difficult things about the process is that it requires intense attention to detail. In fact, 76 percent of executives surveyed by Robert Half said just one or two typos in a resume would remove applicants from consideration for a job; 40 percent said a single typo was enough to ruin your chances.

5 Project Management Tips to Meet Rising Caseloads and Boost Productivity

Time is money, as we all are well aware in a post-recession business environment. This is especially true in the legal field where billable hours requirements remain the norm and productivity and efficiency are critical to a legal team's success. In fact, a recent Robert Half Legal survey points to greater workloads as one of the greatest business challenges facing legal departments in 2013, second only to compliance or regulatory issues and controlling outside counsel costs.

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