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Is it worth joining a bar association?
Q:  Is it worth joining a bar association? A:  The answer is yes, but it really pays off if you’re not just a passive member who only takes online CLE but never participates in a committee or event. A bar association is a place to meet fellow practitioners in order to
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Can thinking slow be better than thinking fast?
Q: Can thinking slow be better than thinking fast? A:  As lawyers, we are expected to think quickly, think “on our feet” and charge in fast, 6-minute increments.  But a new article in the ABA Law Practice Today magazine, written about law  firm diversity ini
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How can I participate in my growth and development at work?
Q:  How can I participate in my growth and development at work? A:  If your employer offers on-site training, be sure to attend programs as often as possible. If not, you can try to organize some lunch and learn sessions. If your workplace is too small for group training, in
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What are some good questions to pose when an interviewer asks if I have any questions?
Q:  What are some good questions to pose when an interviewer asks if I have any questions? A:   You only need to have a few questions at the ready.  I’ll give you examples, but first, here are some things not to do: Be sure you don’t ask for information you
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What’s the best way to insure I can actually take time off this summer?
Q: What’s the best way to insure I can actually take time off this summer? A: First, put the time you want off in your calendar now. That way, you won’t schedule something over it by mistake. Then, focus on back-up for your matters, and let your supervisor(s) and clients k
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What are some online sites lawyers should watch for job postings?
Q:  What are some online sites lawyers should watch for job postings? A:   There are many options, and these are some:  Indeed.com, Goinhouse.com, Idealist.org, NPO.net, and USAJobs.gov. You can see that these sites span a range of possible interests. There are generali
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I’d like to mentor other lawyers, but how can I find time?
Q:  I’d like to mentor other lawyers, but how can I find time? A:  Finding time is about making time by prioritizing…but there are also many ways to mentor that don’t really take time. Here are a quick half-dozen examples: Be a quiet mentor:  lead by e
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How do I become indispensable at work?
Q:  How do I become indispensable at work? A:   Very few people are truly indispensable at work, and that’s the good news.  Were you one of them, you would be on call constantly, with no back up and no alternative but to jump as high as required, as often as requi
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What if interviewers ask me what’s not on my resume?
Q:  What if interviewers ask me what’s not on my resume? A:  If you don’t have results of cases or deals on the resume, tell them you’re outcome-oriented and give them a quick example or two.  Or, give them a couple of traits not depicted–such as
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Is looking for a job really a full time job?
Q:  Is looking for a job really a full time job? A:  Lots of people say that, but I don’t think so.  To do a search well, you have to know how to fit it in with your work and life and build momentum without being overwhelmed.   Even if you are between jobs an
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