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Check out these videos for great career advice to help you with interviewing & networking (even for introverts). You’ll also get advice on how to find the right career, communicate at work, and climb the ladder – plus other practical skills and soft skills.

Transferable Skills Can Guide Your Career Change

Have you assessed your transferable skills? The thought of making a career change can be overwhelming, especially for those of us in the legal community who are risk averse. Like today’s guest tells us, determining your transferable skills is key. If you’re struggling with...
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Why Go On An Informational Interview?

Whether you’re making a career change, leaving the law, or you’re first starting out as a lawyer, an informational interview can be an amazing tool to advance your career. These interviews are called “informational” because you’re there to find out what somebody does and...
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You Might Be Able To Avoid A Job Or Career Change

Countless lawyers complain about being miserable at work. Through my years of legal recruiting and running JDCOT, I’ve always said that before considering a job change or a career change, you should first look at whether your frustration might stem from a communication issue....
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Thinking Beyond Law For Your Professional Future?

Are you thinking beyond law for your professional future? Not everyone goes to law school with the goal of practicing law. Many people, including both today’s guest, ethics and compliance officer Kimberly Strong, and I, went to law school thinking beyond law. Others, perhaps...
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Have You Done This Before Considering A Job Or Career Change?

If you’re feeling miserable at work, there’s a good chance that you’re suffering from WCB. Even if you might be happy at work but you’re confused and not sure how to move forward, you too might be suffering from WCB. Yes, Workplace Communication Breakdown...
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Persistence Pays Off When Networking To Find Your Career

While networking to find your career or explore a career change, you’ll be reaching out to a variety of people – most often by email. Sometimes silence will be what you get in response to your emails. Rather than drawing conclusions that the person...
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How One Lawyer Used A Surprising Resource For Career Ideas

When it comes to finding your career, you’ll want to do a healthy amount of soul searching to determine your strengths and interests before balancing them with factors mentioned in today’s video. That’s the first step you should take before meeting with people and...
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What’s Your Story? The Question To Answer In Job Interviews

When it comes to job interviewing, resumes and cover letters, you don’t want to just regurgitate a boring, chronological list of your work experience. Instead, use those three outlets as opportunities for you to tell your story. What’s your story? Ask yourself this question...
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Wondering How To Treat People At Work? Do This

Despite how some people might carry themselves in the legal community, no one can walk on water. Everyone is human and should be treated as such, regardless of their title or role. Not to get morbid, but I like to say that it doesn’t...
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A Lawyer’s Guide To Networking For Business

When you’re an associate, business development can be one of the most challenging requirements of being a lawyer. Chad Schwarz has to find clients as an eDiscovery consultant, too, and he admits that he’s not good at the hard-sell. Luckily, there are other ways...
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