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Is it ok to write a follow-up thank you after an interview via email or do I actually have to send a note in the mail?
Q: Is it ok to write a follow-up thank you after an interview via email or do I actually have to send a note in the mail? A: I think it’s fine to send an email, bt b sure there are no typos, abbrevs or emoticons. 🙂 People tend to be less careful when writing an email, so reme
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Are there common mistakes people make in interviews?
A: Are there common mistakes people make in interviews? Q: Aside from the obvious ones like being late, calling the person the wrong name, having your phone ring, using inappropriate language, or talking out of turn about your current job or boss, there are some other oft-made mistake
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Career questions to ask yourself…
Q: Are there questions I should be asking myself to gauge whether my career is on course? A: In addition to the 12 Questions in the online Career Evaluation on the Under Advisement website, ask yourself: Do you feel you have sufficient control over your career? Do you earn the money y
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What is the maximum number of jobs lawyers should have in their career? I have changed jobs 4 times and wonder if potential employers will begin to see me as a “job hopper”?
Q: What is the maximum number of jobs lawyers should have in their career? I have changed jobs 4 times and wonder if potential employers will begin to see me as a “job hopper”? A: If you are five years or fewer out of law school, it may well be something you’re asked
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Why do I get writer’s block every time I sit down to write my resume?
Q: Why do I get writer’s block every time I sit down to write my resume? A: I think this is a very common phenomenon. Although it details your professional life, your resume is so personal to you, it’s hard to commit it to the page. It can be as hard to decide what to leav
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Isn’t this the worst possible time–summer, in a bad market–to look for a new job?
Q: Isn’t this the worst possible time–summer, in a bad market–to look for a new job? A: People tend to think that looking for a job around the year-end holidays is a bad time to look for a job, and they’re wrong about that, too. Any time you’re ready to m
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Do I really need to write a cover letter/email, or can I just send my resume when I apply for a job? Don’t people just go straight to the resume, anyway?
Q: Do I really need to write a cover letter/email, or can I just send my resume when I apply for a job? Don’t people just go straight to the resume, anyway? A: Actually, people do read the cover message, and you should not only write one, you need to make it worth reading. Don&#
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I’m no good at cold calling people to ask for job leads. That pretty much takes networking off the table for me. Now what do I do to get a new job?
Q: I’m no good at cold calling people to ask for job leads. That pretty much takes networking off the table for me. Now what do I do to get a new job? A: Good news! Networking is about moving from person to person, via email as well as phone calls and in-person, through warmth a
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What’s a good way to get a speaking engagement that will boost my visibility in my field?
Q: What’s a good way to get a speaking engagement that will boost my visibility in my field? A: if you have a local practice, reach out to your local Bar Association and propose a practical topic, such as Tops Tips on Staying Up To Date (in your field) for Better Client Service.
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Do you have any tips for dealing with a perpetually critical boss, short of changing jobs?
Q: Do you have any tips for dealing with a perpetually critical boss, short of changing jobs? A: initiate a conversation with your boss about the top two ways s/he thinks you could improve your performance. That way you define the conversation, show your interest in enhancing your cli
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