For the last 10 months, most interviewing has gone on-line. Zoom interviews are the norm right now and new hires are even being on-boarded virtually. While the world will eventually shift back to in-person interviews, Zoom, WebEx and other virtual platforms are likely to continue to play a significant role in the hiring process. The convenience of bringing together parties who are in different locations and have different schedules, it high. As we enter 2021, I decided that updating my interviewing tips was long overdue. You can listen to my tips for virtual interviews on the Counsel to Counsel Podcast or wherever you get your podcasts. For more comprehensive interviewing tips read my latest interviewing guide to help you
UPDATE: This webinar has already taken place. For a rough transcript, click here.
Please join me for a webinar on building business relationships on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Free for members of the Boston Bar Association. We will be discussing the importance of building your network and how networks are crucial for career advancement and business generation. I will be offering some tips on how to do this effectively at a time when getting together in person is not possible.
My colleague Amy Levine has some great tips for nailing your next job interview. In the program notes, I also mention my own interviewing tips which can be found here.
Thinking about leaving private practice and going in-house? In this episode of the Counsel to Counsel Podcast, I interview Walt Pollard, Associate General Counsel of Brown Brothers Harriman. Walt offers some great insights about what it takes to be successful in a corporate law department and how to get there.
Landing a job as an associate in a good law firm was the goal during law school. For those who have achieved this goal, the next step seems much less clear. Do you want to continue on the path to partnership where you are? Are there some things you want to change about your situation? … Read more
I make my living by convincing lawyers to consider new career opportunities. Join Smith & Jones and increase your partnership potential. Make a lateral move and get the chance to work with cutting edge biotechnology clients. Change firms and become a bigger fish in a smaller pond. Get away from unpredictable hours.
While making a lateral move can certainly address core career concerns and help increase career satisfaction, a lateral move is not always the best option. At the very least, if you are thinking that the grass may be greener somewhere else, it is worth taking the time to look critically at your current job. Are there things you can change about your present situation that will help you increase your career happiness?
While social media has become an important tool in building business and personal relationships, nothing can substitute for the bonds that are created through in person interactions. Going to networking functions is still important whether you are looking for a new job or trying to build your law practice. But how do you make the most of your interactions at a networking meeting? What should you do with the business card that someone hands you?
Lateral hiring on the rebound in Chicago and Midwest.
BCG’s CEO talks about the importance of using stories to sell yourself in a job interview. He explains how the technique is used effectively in selling rugs in Turkey.
That and other tell-tale signs that you may want to start fine tuning your resume.