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Insider’s Guide to Career Connectors

Your career is your responsibility. But there are professionals who can put you in touch with opportunities. Some seek you out. You go looking for others. Here's the scoop on who does what, and how they get paid. (It's important to know!)

Karen MacKay - April 14, 2011
Insider’s Guide to Career Helpers

You know there are professionals whose entire job is to help with your career. But they all seem to have different titles and names for what they do. It’s like “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,” trying to figure out which lidded snake ...

Karen MacKay - April 7, 2011
Afraid to Talk? Dealing with Social Anxiety

Lawyers afraid to talk? No, it is not the punchline to a joke but, rather, the reality for more than you may think. Social anxiety expert Jonathan Berent, who has worked with more than 10,000 individuals, calls this fear of speaking “selective ...

Mary Ellen Sullivan - April 5, 2011
LinkedIn and Your Job Search: Step Two

Last week, we covered the first steps of using LinkedIn to land a new job: Complete your profile and populate your account by inviting people to connect with you. Step two focuses on targeting the places you want to work, and connecting to ...

Wendy Werner - March 22, 2011
Be the Best Boomer You Can Be

Another U.S. baby boomer turns 50 every 8.5 seconds. And if you run the math, it’s also the case that baby boomers are turning 60 at the rate of 1 every 7 seconds. Yes—you in the back there, hiding your issue of Rolling Stone behind the Wall ...

The Editors - March 18, 2011
LinkedIn and Your Job Search: Step One

While 90 million users may seem paltry relative to Facebook’s 500 million, LinkedIn offers a professional promise Facebook can’t touch: It can actually help you find and land a new position. In this two-part series, Wendy Werner gets you set up ...

Wendy Werner - March 16, 2011
Is Your Resume Ready?

When you’re working and actively networking, you have constant opportunity to update and revise your biography. But it’s all too easy to let your resume lie fallow at the bottom of a desk drawer between job searches. Not a good idea. Most people ...

Melinda Delmonico - March 2, 2011
Managing Up

No one has more impact on the kind of work you do, and the opportunities you receive, than the person you work for—whether a senior partner, group leader or client. Even when you move on, they can make or break future opportunities as a referer ...

Wendy Werner - February 23, 2011
Preparing for the Axe to Fall

You'd be surprised how often lawyers who've been laid off or fired express complete incredulity. Usually, the signals have been clear. But since no one wants to believe it can happen to them, they find themselves completely unprepared. Don't let ...

Wendy Werner - February 10, 2011
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Freelance Attorney: 5 Personal Characteristics for Success

Like any solo business, freelance lawyering requires hard work and determination.

Donna Seyle - February 7, 2011
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