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Quick Etiquette Tip: Listen and Learn


A very wise young woman was an event planner.  She had been in the job for a short period of time but she spoke enthusiastically about how much she listened and learned from her staff who had worked as event planners for years. Listening and learning helped her to progress and to establish a good […]

What do real lawyers wear?

Getting Ready for the Job Search

Image consultant, Diana Jennings says, “It’s (the power suit) a uniform that conveys the message of authority, precision and stability that lawyers need to communicate.” Appearance always plays an important part in gaining success.  It is not just about looking good; it’s about looking the part.  In addition, your look can speak volumes about your […]

Cover Letter Do’s and Don’ts


The cover letter is the first thing a potential employer sees and, in addition to your resume, will determine whether you are offered an interview.   Make sure your letter is unforgettable by following these easy rules: DO use white or ivory resume paper.  Your hot pink letter might be memorable, but not in a good […]

Top Attitudes and Actions of Successful Job Seekers


Along with offering solid work experience and academic achievement, you must present the right attitude and engage in positive actions in order to be successful. Be able to sell “your story”. You know your resume inside and out, and you’ve memorized the employer’s profile.  That’s a great start but in today’s economy, more is required.  […]

August 10 Webcast Wednesday: All About Interviewing



Before your interview, it is important that you get yourself in a positive, motivated mindset.  Here are a few ideas that you might try: Before your interview practice, practice, practice.  Think of every question you might be asked and practice the answers.  Pretend you are the interviewer, make up questions you would ask yourself and […]

Interviewing BASICS

iMan being interviewed by a panel of interviewers

B – Be on time.  Arrive no more than fifteen minutes early. A – Access information about the firm and the company with whom you have the interview. S – See what has been written about you or by you on Google, Face Book, Twitter and any other social media. I – Interview the interviewer.  […]

Quick Etiquette Tips for a Networking Lunch

Bagel sandwich

If you have been networking for any length of time, sooner or later someone is going to say “Let’s do lunch!” While your first reaction is excitement (after all, it often takes hard work to set up these opportunities), your very next reaction might be apprehension. What is expected of me? What should I eat? […]

No More Drama!

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It’s hard enough to perform with excellence each day without having to worry about the drama that often surfaces in the workplace. The reasons for job drama are many including competition, fear, and favoritism.  But how do you stay above it all without isolating yourself or, worse yet, making a new batch of “frienemies”?  First, […]

How to Dress For Success


In the conservative legal environment, appearances do matter.  Experts have found that 55% of another person’s perception of you is based on how you look and first impressions can make or break your interview.  Below are some tips on how to look your best, without necessarily spending a lot of money: Women’s Interview Attire Solid […]

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