May 30, 2017

Consider your audience

My last post was about the importance of focusing on the reader when crafting your biography.
February 25, 2017

It’s hard being a mentee

It’s hard being a mentee. So many dos and don’ts. Be focused. Don’t ask questions you are not interested in the answers to. Show gratitude.
October 28, 2016

Four keys to crushing any networking event

Many lawyers think networking events are a waste of time because they rarely meet new clients there. One possible reason why these lawyers have trouble is that they approach these events with the misguided goals of trying to sell themselves and obtain client leads.
September 27, 2016

Being relatable

Being relatable is one of the keys to being a successful lawyer. When mastered, being relatable can help you to:
August 25, 2016

It’s the customer, stupid

Law students want dream jobs. Law associates want to be stars and make partner. What is one “secret” to securing the dream job and excelling once there?
July 29, 2016

Listening — a key factor that makes an effective lawyer

LegalJob is often asked similar variations of the same question. What do great lawyers do that mediocre ones do not? How can I persuade potential employers that I should be hired?
May 22, 2016

More of what clients really want – part one

What if you could get inside the heads of senior executives at large companies and discover what they value most in the lawyers they hire? Well, now you can….
January 31, 2016

Enhancing the client experience

What is the one item that can help you stand out as a top-notch lawyer?
November 30, 2015

What working on Capitol Hill can teach associates about effective law practice

LegalJob has worked with some of the most effective legal staffers on Capitol Hill and has taken note of some common traits they possess and habits they practice.
October 25, 2015

Six common traits of successful lawyers

This post addresses the question of “What do I need do/what skills do I need to demonstrate to be a successful lawyer?”
September 24, 2015

What iced tea can teach associates about being of service

LegalJob has repeatedly emphasized the importance of having an other-person centric mentality to help one achieve success.
September 21, 2015

3 keys to giving advice

LegalJob was recently asked what makes a superstar associate. There are several items – sound judgment, the ability to present complex issues in a straightforward manner, etc.