Job Satisfaction –Do Legal Professionals Like Their Jobs?
Posted on 11-17-2015 by Tracie Morris

When it comes to the legal profession, the chasm between perception and reality is vast. It seems that there are new stories daily about the exorbitant cost of law school alongside stories about the absence of jobs in the legal market. Lawyers are often the punch lines in jokes and portrayed to be at... Read More

Potential Career Flop, Your Ego. 5 Ways Your Ego Is Killing Your Career
Posted on 11-09-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Matthew Bultman. It takes a healthy ego to keep up in the competitive, high-stakes legal world, but left unchecked, it can grow into the monster that destroys an attorney’s career. Whether you’re making business... Read More

15 best / 17 worst resume words
Posted on 08-19-2015 by Christina Alge

When making a resume many of us were told to be truthful, but make it standout . One way to make it stand out is by the choice of words you use. So how do you know if the word you chose is good or not? CareerBuilder conducted a survey which asked hiring managers which commonly-used terms were good... Read More

Braving your critics: 6 lessons on loving criticism
Posted on 08-12-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Criticism can be hard for some to take. Sometimes it can hurt while other times it can truly be constructive. But how can you learn to love criticism? Thanks to employees at Inc . here are 6 lessons to consider: 1. Keep an internal file “I get a sense when criticism is coming. It may be because... Read More

Multimillionaire the self-made way: 7 steps to getting there
Posted on 06-26-2015 by Sudip Chaudhuri

We all have dreamed that we were a millionaire, but for some of us dreaming about was just not good enough. For those of you who want to reach that dream, Entrepreneur has 7 steps to getting there. 1. Decide to Be A Multimillionaire The first thing you have to do is decide you want to be a self-made... Read More

Law Grads: Being the best lawyer money “cannot” buy. 8 tips from the pro's
Posted on 06-01-2015 by Christina Alge

Whether you graduate at the top of your class or the bottom, everyone has the potential to be a GREAT attorney. Passing the Bar alone does not a “good” lawyer make. It is a necessary requirement but by no means the only—much less infallible—gauge of how one can use one’s... Read More

People Managers: A call for management tips, tricks and even some war stories
Posted on 04-21-2015 by Tracie Morris

The quality of our time working at a company usually depends on one thing- our bosses. Bosses can make your time with a company delightful or enter any word you would like that reflects the opposite sentiment. Maybe you had a boss that lacked confidence in you. Maybe your boss made you feel important... Read More

1st day of Spring: Spring Clean Your Career, 5 Expert-Backed Tips
Posted on 03-20-2015 by Christina Alge

The once snow –covered ground now lays bare. All the snow has evaporated as spring has finally sprung. Birds chirping act as our final reminder that winter is in the rearview mirror. However, with the arrival of spring comes with it spring-cleaning. Sounds fun, right? Despite the mass amounts of... Read More

Make New Year's Resolutions That Count!
Posted on 01-12-2015 by Jeff Weaver

Header image by Carol VanHook on Flickr , CC BY 2.0 Tell me if this sounds familiar. Last week, shortly before or after ringing in the new year, someone asked you, “So, what are your New Year’s resolutions?” That’s how it happened for most folks. And most folks hurriedly, and... Read More

Emotional Intelligence vs. Cognitive Ability: Which means more to job performance?
Posted on 11-12-2014 by Mary Swank

What means more to your job performance: the ability to empathize with others or the ability to solve problems on your feet? A debate came up between ‘World Economic Forum’ writer Adam Grant and an unnamed CEO on which meant more to one’s job performance: Emotional Intelligence or Cognitive... Read More

The Rise of Legal Jobs: They’re out there (just in rural America)
Posted on 10-23-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

What is one of the biggest fears students have as they approach graduation – finding their first job. While many law students find there aren’t job opportunities, there actually are, but in rural America. Married couple Cody Cooper and Mary DePuydt both finished law school in 2013 and moved... Read More

Friday Distraction: 9 Basic Steps to Create Yourself as a Brand [Infographic]
Posted on 10-10-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

You are your own brand, and in today’s day and age, you need to think of yourself as a brand when marketing to colleagues, friends, and most importantly potential employers. So what can you do to create the excellent YOU brand? The 9 steps below in the infographic courtesy of Ultralinx are basic... Read More

Are Stand-up Comedians Better at Knowledge Management than Average Attorneys?
Posted on 10-08-2014 by Chad Troyan

Organization- a skill some of us obtain and others may lack. When you think of careers where their workers maintain some level of organization, what do you think of? You have librarians, secretaries and teachers. One career you may not be aware of is comedians. In fact, in article by deweybstrategic... Read More

How College Major, Field and Job Affect Annual Pay WSJ
Posted on 10-02-2014 by Hans Thielman

In this Wall Street Journal article, Roni Molla recommends that if you want a high paying job, you should probably major in engineering. http://blogs.wsj.com/numbers/how-college-major-field-and-job-affect-annual-pay-1790/?mod=trending_now_5 Read More

Ballooning your law firm's clientele by leaping into LinkedIn
Posted on 09-15-2014 by Chad Troyan

Photo Credit: scyther5 / Shutterstock.com In the age of technology we have seen the growth of social media's presence in each of our daily lives. Some people see this as a problem- they believe people are too "wired". One site that has been highly-valued over the recent years is LinkedIn... Read More

Women entrepreneurs vs. male entrepreneurs: Who's happier?
Posted on 09-11-2014 by Tracie Morris

There's a lot being said out there about the state of women in this country. The gender gap is alive and well when it comes to salary, confidence, happiness, and the number of women in the C-suite and science. Women aren't as happy as they were in the 1970s, research has shown , and their happiness... Read More

Friday Distraction: 5 Employee Recognition Myths Busted [Infographic]
Posted on 09-05-2014 by Christina Alge

Much debate arises on the topic of employee motivation and employee recognition. While companies agree with the old adage that a happy employee = a happy company, the authenticity in employee recognition is oftentimes lacking. The employees at Global Force, created this Infographic, 5 Recognition Mythbusters... Read More

What Women Really Want from Work [Infographic]
Posted on 09-04-2014 by Tracie Morris

According to a global LinkedIn study conducted last year, more than 400 women were surveyed to better understand the challenges that women face in their careers, as well as how women have viewed success in the past and what success means now. If professional women worldwide believe they can balance work... Read More

Friday Distraction: Should You Let Your Employees Work from Home? [Decision Tree]
Posted on 08-22-2014 by Tracie Morris

This is comical Infographic includes a decision tree helping to determine if you should let your employees work remotely, or in-house. You never know if an unsupervised employee will spend their day playing World of Warcraft than actually working. The above infographic is courtesy of mindflash.com Read More

Packaging yourself to convince legal employers you’re right for the job: A hiring checklist
Posted on 08-18-2014 by Travis Burchart

Packaging yourself to convince legal employers you’re right for the job: A hiring checklist It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, especially when it comes to job hunting. But how can you better match your career attributes to the employer’s needs to make the sale? Here is some advice... Read More

Friday Distraction: Job Monogamy. Should employee engagement really be a measurable goal? [Infographic]
Posted on 08-08-2014 by Ted Zwayer

Employee engagement and retention are among the most talked about topics when operating a business. And, according to this infographic, 61 percent of employed workers are open to or are looking for a new job. Is job loyalty really dead? While today’s workers are more entrepreneurs than employees... Read More

9 Tips To Bring Out the Rainmaker in You via the ABA
Posted on 08-07-2014 by Tracie Morris

Securing your first legal job may seem like the biggest hurdle you will have to face for a while. Yet, from the start of your legal career, you must learn to balance being the most effective advocate for your current clients with developing ways to attract new clients and retain current clients. Partners... Read More

Monday Marvel: 5 Networking Success Factors [Infographic]
Posted on 08-04-2014 by Ted Zwayer

When it comes to workplace success, who you know is just as important as what you know. But what’s the best way to manage your relationships in today’s hyper-connected world, where we often rely on social and mobile media to make our day-to-day connections? According to the infographic... Read More

Friday Distraction: Working Vacations are the “new normal”
Posted on 08-01-2014 by Mary Swank

You have probably heard the term “staycation,” where you vacation at home, but have you heard of the term “workations”? According to a recent infographic from Column Five Media and PGi these working vacations are on the rise where people are working during their vacation. While... Read More

5 tips that make a great boss
Posted on 08-01-2014 by Sudip Chaudhuri

It has been said time and time again, people don’t leave bad companies they leave bad bosses. No matter how brilliant a company’s products and/or services may be, if management is dysfunctional, that company will have serious problems. It may not be immediate, but it’s nearly a guarantee... Read More