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January 2016

The first 90 days after a job transition: a game plan.

One of the better (non-Seth Godin) business books that I’ve read in a long time is Michael Watkins’ The First 90 Days.  Watkins is a Harvard Business School professor and a job transition expert.  

Attitude Is Key When Interviewing

Going into an interview there are some things you can control and others you cannot. You cannot control how much or what type of experience you have. You cannot control your prior educational background or work history.

Working with a recruiter: Be honest (to the recruiter and yourself)

There are few phrases that are as over-used as “less is more.”  It ranks right up there with  “thinking outside of the box.”  In some instances, less might be more, but when working with a recruiter, less is definitely NOT more – at least when it comes to the information given to the recruiter.

The Best Time To Consider A New Firm

When is the best time to switch firms if you are a practicing attorney considering a move? Although there is no hard and fast rule, the window of opportunity for associates to move typically falls in the range of 3-6 years of practice.