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Interview Dos and Don’ts

After sending out countless resumes, networking your way across the city, and calling on every law school alumnus in your coveted field of practice, you’ve finally done it – you’ve landed an interview. Congratulations! Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your face-time with a potential future employer.

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Great Article About Phone Interviews

I came across this article about nailing a phone interview and thought the greater Legalpeople community would find it informative:

Beyond the Resume

We’ve all done it: sent out resumes in our quest to become gainfully employed. We’ve peppered the city with tens…dozens…even hundreds of resumes, often to be met with little or no constructive response. We constantly revamp and tweak that resume. We add and subtract bullet points, fix typos, and experiment with different formats in a … Read More ›

Watch Your Jargon

I just came across this article and thought it had some sound advice for job applicants (especially for go-getter team players who think outside the box).

Resume Dos and Don’ts

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. That’s right, I’m talking about your resume. I see every kind of resume there is, from “newbie” IP lawyers to mid-level real estate associates, up through and including senior litigators and in-house corporate generalists. After eight years of reviewing resumes, I have a keen … Read More ›