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Trying to Find a Legal Job? Then Stop it – you’re wasting time

I know - it sounds a little harsh, doesn't it? After all, you need a job, you need some money, and your entire self...

Job Hunting – Wrap Up

The phrase "tough market" really isn't equipped to deal with just how difficult it is to get a job as a lawyer or law...

Dead End Job, or Dead End Lawyer?

Recently I enquired why “lawyers hate their jobs”, and I set out some reasons why I couldn’t really understand it very well. As a follow...

Getting a Job as a Lawyer – Final – Tell your Story

I hope that the "getting a job" articles have been useful for you.  Now it's time to put it all together and learn how...

Getting a Job as a Lawyer – Part 5 – Social Media

Social Media - it's everywhere, and everyone is on it (whether they like it or not).  Even if you don't think you're on Facebook,...

Getting a Job as a Lawyer – Part 4 – Who you Know

You've heard the phrase "it's not what you know, it's who you know" right? Well hunting for a job as a lawyer is one of...

Getting a Job as a Lawyer – Part 3 – Write a Résumé that Works!

Crafting an effective résumé to get yourself noticed is a challenging task.  You want to ensure your strengths are apparent, cover off on perceived weaknesses,...

Getting a Job as a Lawyer Part 2 – Depth and Breadth

Now that we've looked at the importance of identifying your story, what happens if it turns out that you've been studying for 17 years...

Getting a Job as a Lawyer – Series Overview

A comment on the site recently prompted me to consider a series of articles designed to assist law students and graduate lawyers to try...

Legal Recruitment – Getting a Job as a Lawyer

All things point to the fact that the current legal recruitment market is absolute rubbish.  The question of how to get a job as...

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Recently I took a bit of a shot at law firms trying to pretend that their COVID-related pay cuts came with associated reduced working...

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It's been fascinating watching law firms react (in advance) to what they believed was going to be the horror story of COVID-19.

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Attending any kind of continuing legal education can feel like it was largely a waste of time - even if it came with a...

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Recently I mentioned what I thought was a fairly self-evident concept: being a lawyer is actually pretty challenging. If...

Earning the Right to Speak

When I was a younger lawyer, I tended to speak my mind more often than was appropriate. Thankfully, I had (mostly) patient...
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