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Second Interviews and the Money Que$tion - by Linda Green Pierce
A short primer on answering the inevitable salary question in an interview.

The Strategic Case for Changing Your In House Job -- by Linda Green Pierce
Four example reasons for changing your lawyer in-house job to a new position.

Why Didn't I Get a Call Back for the Job?
Possible reasons that your successful first screen with an employer didn't result in a call back.

Should I Go In-House?
Legal Recruiter Linda Green Pierce discusses the option of moving from private law practice to corporate "in-house" practice and offers related advice for making the...

Salary Negotiation Techniques
Put your future employment deal together by deciding your bottom line salary and whether you want a job -- in advance of an offer being extended.

Choosing the Best Resume Format
Two basic formats for resumes are Summary Resume or Chronological Resume. Article explains the two resume formats and details how to craft a resume Objective.

Back to Basics
A reminder of the basic building blocks for the job market.

Lessons for a Fifth-Year Associate
Senior associates glimpsing the light at the end of the tunnel are given pointers to make it across the finish line to partnership.

What to Ask Your Interviewer
Asking questions in an interview will not only give you a sense of a company’s priorities, but indicate your level of interest to an interviewer.

Leaving a Job Gracefully
Follow the advice of William Shakespeare and be remembered for a graceful exit.

Lessons for a Third-Year Associate
Nine points to ponder as a third-year associate on future and success in law practice.

Don't Talk Yourself Out of a Job
Answering interview questions: the short version vs. the long version. Advice for long-winded lawyers.

Why Are You a Lawyer?
Regardless of how far you've risen in your legal career, it's important to regularly revisit the reasons you chose law as a profession.

Taking Charge of Your Career
Suggestions and ideas for taking an active role in your career planning.

Career Strategy: It Pays to Diversify
While it's still true that a solid career is built on a foundation of position-specific expertise, it's become increasingly important to maintain a balanced portfolio.

Resume Overkill
Most advice about resumes for lawyers is about what to put in; this article looks at what should be left out or minimized.

How to Answer Interview Questions
Be prepared to interview by reviewing eight of the most commonly asked, basic interview questions.

The Secret to Attorney Interview Success
The outcome of your employment interview will be dependent on your ability to discover needs and empathize with the interviewer.

Hang on to those Kudos!
Attorneys are urged to not only save evaluations, but also the hand-written comments, emails from Partners about their work.

Interviewing Primer
Our dynamic, growing economy has increased job movement for many including associate attorneys.

A Second Chance to Make a First Impression
The second interview is an opportunity to confirm a favorable first interview and increase the chance of going forward to an offer.

Gen X Change the Rules
Forty-five million young adults were born between the mid-1960's and the late 1970's. Dubbed Generation X, they stand out in today's law firms and corporate legal departments.

The Targeted Resume: Getting the headhunter's attention
Since a resume has to capture my attention pretty quickly, a lawyer can greatly increase his or her chances of getting into my company’s database (and thus access to our...