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Friday, August 31, 2018

Introducing Yourself

by Michael Lord

Make your initial introduction a positive one. The old adage that “you never get a second chance to make a first impression” is right on the mark.

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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Wanna Be a General Counsel?

by Michael Lord

Anne-Marie Segal outlines the eight core qualities of General Counsel, a must-read for those aiming for a GC position. Also, Andrew Gurman will be a panelist the the NYC Bar discussing how to make the most our of your online job search on September 27, 2017.

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Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Resumes - Not so Fast, Please

by Jon Lewis

A while ago I worked on an in-house search for a technology company. The client was seeking candidates with experience in several specific areas, including M&A, software as a service agreements, and cybersecurity. Not surprisingly, given that this was an in-house search, the response from potential candidates was enthusiastic—I sourced a good number of highly qualified candidates who, in many cases, e-mailed me their resumes within minutes of my telling them about the position and sending them a detailed description.

That’s great, right? After all, what more could a recruiter ask for than a near instantaneous resume submission from a candidate? Well, yes and no ...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

References & Conflicts from the Candidate’s Perspective

by Jon Lewis

When pursuing a new position as an attorney, you will typically need to work hardest before receiving your ultimate offer, on tasks such as drafting a résumé, preparing for/attending multiple rounds of interviews, and negotiating terms after an initial offer is extended. But even if you survive all that heavy lifting, it’s usually still premature to celebrate. The vast majority of offers to attorneys are expressly contingent upon reference and conflicts checks, and (as many candidates have learned to their dismay) those checks can at times prove to be much more than mere rubber stamp formalities.

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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The Unforgiving Market

by Andrew Gurman

Although U.S. stock markets had excellent returns for almost five years, the U.S. legal market saw a tepid recovery, leaving companies and law firms with far greater leverage during the hiring process than the attorney candidates who are seeking to join them. What had been a candidates’ market turned into an employers’ market by late 2008. Here are examples of the post-recession challenges faced by associates, counsel, and partners looking to make a move:

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Sunday, December 07, 2014

Interview Prep Pointers

by Jon Lewis

Suppose you’ve finally landed an interview for your dream job. And say you’ve got great credentials and directly on point experience. In fact, on paper you’re a perfect candidate for that in-house or entertainment boutique position you’ve always wanted. You’re on your way, right? Well, maybe …

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