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Legal Employment Options: Beyond Traditional Jobs in Law

Unlike the relatively predictable path attorneys have followed in the past, many 21st century practitioners are choosing to take a road less travelled, pursuing nontraditional careers in the legal field. And it’s a strategic option — the legal knowledge you’ve acquired during law school, combined with the analytical, research and writing abilities you’ve honed, can readily be applied to a number of different positions and industries. Take a look at some alternatives.

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.

Hot Job: Marketing Manager

Do you have a knack for knowing customers and what they want from a brand? A marketing manager brings analytical skill and a flair for communication to the art of branding.

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.