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How To Get A Legal Job

How To Get A Legal Job

Life Raft For Law School Students Launching Their Careers

In “Perfect Storm” Of Crushing School Debt And Dismal Job Market Hiring Attorneys Give Advice On Getting Jobs And Building Careers

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Paper in a Digital World

Paper in a Digital World

There is no doubt that the electronic world has made things faster. Can you ever imagine trying to find a document by having to filter through columns of file cabinets or shelves housing folders filled to the brim with paper? Any attempt to locate a file or record would be a nightmare.

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The Napkin: Setting a Proper Table

The Napkin: Setting a Proper Table

“An attractive table creates welcoming ambience”

Elizabeth Post

When setting a table sometimes the napkin can be the finishing touch that makes the over-all design of your table fabulous. You need napkins at every meal. My kids don’t seem to think so. They feel their clothing is perfectly capable of collecting the mess of their meal.

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How to Launch a CEO

How to Launch a CEO

The CEO’s personal brand can have a dramatic impact on an organization’s overall brand (and vice versa). When you think of Jack Welsh, you think of GE; think of Virgin Atlantic and it brings Richard Branson to mind.

The “changing of the guard” is an important time, and the communication about a new CEO can be critical to the continued success of an organization (and to the new CEO’s career!). Now, before you stop reading this article because you are not a CEO, let me assure you that the conversation also has relevance to your career. Understanding the process can be instructive for you if you get a new job, a promotion, or if you are responsible for the hiring of others.

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Present Yourself More Powerfully

Presenting Yourself More Powerfully in Networking

I recall a time when I was networking with a top executive at a Fortune 100 company. I was pretty bold when I reached out to him on the telephone. I had been introduced to him by a mutual friend. After I introduced myself, I made a bold and direct request. He said yes. I was feeling pretty powerful that day.

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Do We Get What We Pay For?

Do We Get What We Pay For?

As a youngster, I spent a good bit of time pouring over my cherished collection of Richie Rich comic books. Mine, like most of that era, contained pages filled with incredible mail order toys and novelty items – everything from x-ray goggles to spy cameras. For just a few dollars (plus shipping & handling), you could have every gadget a future 007 agent could ever dream of. But did the product ever deliver on the “promises” advertised?

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Create Your Story to Advance Your Career

Build Your Personal Brand Through Your Signature Stories

How are you conveying your personal brand? With today’s sputtering economy, it’s even more important to have your own personal marketing plan, built around your personal brand. If you already have a job, do you feel secure in that job? Are you progressing at an acceptable pace? Are you doing work that is meaningful to you? If you’re a job seeker, are you reaching decision-makers in your chosen field, and can you articulate to them why they should hire you? If not, then you need to work on building your personal brand!

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Put Your Paper Resume to Work

4 Good Reasons Why You Still Need a Paper Resume

Yes, it’s true that most employers require that you apply for jobs online. However, if you’ve ever been through that process, you have probably come away with the feeling that your fate is being decided by a computer. It’s frustrating and dehumanizing to say the least.

Here are 4 ways that a resume printed on premium quality paper can help you win a job.

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Networking Dilemma: Next Move?

Networking Dilemma: What’s Your Next Move?

Let’s say you meet someone in the course of networking. You find them to be quite impressive. You feel good about the rapport you were able to build with this person in that first meeting. You sense that there could be potential business opportunities if you could manage to build a stronger connection and relationship with this person over time. What do you do next?

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Little Things Count

Little Things Count

I was recently teaching a manners class to third graders. The subject of the day was the etiquette of public places. We were covering escalators, elevators, revolving doors and simply who opens the door for whom. As a teacher you always wonder if any of the information you are teaching is sinking in. As it turns out little minds are like sponges. I was thrilled to find out they each had an opportunity to open the door for their mom. Each of those moms, when asked, had to think back over their weeks activities. They were shocked that they had not paid attention and caught the newly learned gesture! Sometimes the little things go unnoticed but without them our social experiences break down.

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