July 21, 2014

Law students — try both positioning and letting life happen (part two)

This post speaks to the “let life happen” piece while you continue to cover all your bases and position yourself for maximum opportunities throughout your legal career.
July 19, 2014

Law students — try both positioning and letting life happen (part one)

LegalJob recently participated on a jobs panel where there was a healthy debate about whether law students and associates should plan as much as possible by focusing on only one type of law practice and further, a niche within that practice area.
June 29, 2014

How to find the perfect mentor and sponsor

We have previously posted about the importance of securing a mentor and a sponsor and this advice is also emphasized in Making Partner.
June 15, 2014

Understanding the real problem you are trying to solve

The concept of understanding the problem you are trying to solve may be one of the most important keys to being an effective lawyer.
May 28, 2014

Five tips for securing government jobs (without much pre-planning)

As discussed throughout this blog and in Making Partner, the best plan for law students to secure any job is to pick a major early, take classes in that area and do well, and gain some substantive work experience in the area.
May 20, 2014

Above and beyond billing hours

Below are four simple ideas for going above and beyond as an associate. Many of these thoughts are provided in Making Partner.
May 4, 2014

Positioning yourself for the next legal job

Consider the following tips when seeking that next (or the first) legal job.
April 19, 2014

Seeking feedback — part two

The first post on this topic discussed the step of seeking specific feedback regularly. This post discusses taking immediate action and following up.
April 14, 2014

Seeking feedback — part one

As discussed in Making Partner, three keys to success in any legal job are to seek specific feedback on a regular basis, take immediate action to improve in the areas identified, and follow up with details of your progress.
April 9, 2014

Thriving at a top firm

LegalJob and Making Partner followers always ask if there is a way to prioritize (and perhaps shorten the list of) all the helpful advice provided concerning how to be successful at a big law firm.
March 25, 2014

What legal employers are looking for

LegalJob came across a fantastic blog with a post containing advice about six traits legal employers are looking for based on a survey of law firms, companies, government offices and other places.
March 12, 2014

Four steps for overcoming rejection from any law firm (or other employer)

People are rejected from their “dream” legal jobs all the time, especially in this market. Sometimes it was not meant to be and it is best just to move on to something else.