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Job Interviews: A Tale of Two Questions

Really, there are only two kinds of questions in any job interview. All questions will fall into either the “can” category, or the “will” category. Knowing this can help you better prepare for the interview, stay calm under pressure and, ...

Wendy Werner - May 3, 2011

Stamp Out Snoozing

We lead lives filled with constant bells and whistles. Unfortunately, not the kind that mean upgrades! Instead, I’m referring to the constant alerts that sound during your day, starting with the alarm clock signaling that a new day has begun to ...

Paul H. Burton - May 2, 2011
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Outlook’s InfoBar: Under Your Nose, at Your Command

Microsoft Outlook’s Message InfoBar is often overlooked. That’s unfortunate because it’s a wellspring of, well, info! Vivian Manning has tips for understanding what the InfoBar does and how to use it to save time and clicks.

Vivian Manning - April 27, 2011

Big Ideas for Small Talk

Some people are born schmoozers and like nothing more than to meet and mingle at professional events. But for others, this is about as painful as watching a "Kardashians" marathon at gunpoint. If you fall into the latter category — and most of ...

Mary Ellen Sullivan - April 26, 2011
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Conference Call Etiquette

We all have our own inane conference call stories. It seems a medium designed for the ridiculous and irritating and fraught with, well, stupidity. While the technology continues to improve, our conference call behavior seems impervious to basic ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - April 19, 2011

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

You Are Backing Up Your Gmail, Right?

Google’s Gmail has made news in the past couple of years by “losing” users e-mail—often years worth. While these outages have primarily affected the free Gmail, even access to the paid Google Apps has occasionally been lost. More egregiously, in ...

Catherine Sanders Reach - April 12, 2011

The iPad for Lawyers: The Accessories

If you are hoping the iPad can replace your laptop, at least most of the time, read today's installment of Tom Mighell's series on the iPad for lawyers. He has some neat add-ons and gadgets that can help turn your iPad into a traveling office.

Tom Mighell - April 11, 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

When a Partner Leaves: Advice for the Client

The “no surprises” rule is always a good one to follow when it comes to relationships with outside counsel. But what’s a general counsel to think when her lawyer reveals that trouble’s afoot—and he’s departing for ...

Rees Morrison - April 6, 2011