What Skills to Put on Your Resume? [Infographic]
Posted on 05-25-2016 by kubakzz

When a recruiter looks at your resume, one of the main things they will be looking for is a sign that you have the proper skill set for the job. That’s why it is extremely important to make sure that the skills you include are relevant and easy to find. But how do you know what skills... Read More

The Interviewing Process: 9 “Intangibles” That Can Help You Stand Out
Posted on 11-16-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

The interviewing process can be challenging for everyone involved. Advice about interviews can take on many forms, but much of it places the focus on the conduct of interviewee and how they can distinguish themselves from other candidates, including what they should say and how they should conduct themselves... Read More

When is Child Support Over?
Posted on 11-15-2015 by Santo Artusa

Unlike many states, New Jersey does not have an automatic age where child support ends. The key to emancipation is when the "child" leaves the sphere of influence but at the same time, the child cannot simply sit at home expecting that the weekly obligation will continue to come in even if... 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

Job Seeking? 5 changes that will liven up your LinkedIn profile
Posted on 09-14-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Seeking out job leads in-person is “so-yesterday.” In a society engulfed by technology, the main tool when job searching is the internet, more specifically LinkedIn. Have an appealing, yet accurate, profile is key to landing a job. If you want improve your profile, check out these 5 changes... Read More

10 buzzwords that'll spoil your LinkedIn profile #SocialLawyering
Posted on 08-07-2015 by Chad Troyan

When sending out resumes for potential jobs, we all hope our resumes stand out. We scour the dictionary looking for words that catch our eye. While this sounds promising, the result is quite bland because the truth is we all use the same buzzwords in our resume. According to Fast Company here are 10... Read More

Your Resume Need A Makeover? 6 Tips to Modernize It
Posted on 07-13-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

As with anything else, the structure of one’s resume has changed with the times. How do you know if your resume fits under the “modern” resume? Check out these 6 tips thanks to Glassdoor : 1. Use keywords Many companies use applicant tracking systems when screening candidates. The... Read More

5 seconds to convince someone you're successful: 3 How-To’s
Posted on 06-08-2015 by Chad Troyan

We all make snap judgments and we make them real quick too. So how do we make a good impression, an impression that says “ I am successful ”? According Business Insider , give us three tips of how to convince someone you are successful. They received help thanks to insight from Sylvia... Read More

Opportunity, Cost of Living & Job Satisfaction: Top 25 U.S. Cities For Jobs This Year
Posted on 06-01-2015 by Chad Troyan

Photo Credit: Shutterstock /alphaspirit Are you currently scouring the job market? You probably have some sort of checklist of requirements you are looking for in your next job. More than likely one of those is the location of the job. In an article by Fast Company , Glassdoor released its’ results... Read More

“Touch base,” “lean in;” How zeroing in on buzzwords/jargon can jump-start your job
Posted on 05-11-2015 by Tracie Morris

Ever read a document full or workplace jargon or buzzwords and felt lost? If so, do not worry as you are probably not the only one who has felt his way. Instead of just sitting there at your computer trying to read around the jargon, try learning what it means because according to Fast Company , it could... Read More

6 resume fonts & the advantages they give you in winning a new job
Posted on 04-20-2015 by Tracie Morris

Have you ever sat down and looked at your resume and thought to yourself “bleh”? If you want your resume to jump out at potential employers check out these 6 resume fonts according to Business News Daily . 1. Arial If you want to use a sans-serif font, Arial is one of the best options... Read More

42 Resume Dos and Don'ts Every Job Seeker Should Know
Posted on 01-29-2015 by Chad Troyan

Applying for jobs causes job-seekers to develop a cycle: fill out application; attach resume, mail it out, repeat. Sometimes we get in such a routine that we do things that may hurt our chances of landing a job. Like anything else, there are “do’s” and “don’t’s”... Read More

6 Signs You Are Working With a Bad Recruiter
Posted on 10-17-2014 by Chad Troyan

Photo Credit: Andrey Popov / Shutterstock.com In sports, the team that performs the best usually has the best recruiting class thanks to scouts and recruiters. Like sports, legal recruiters can be good and or bad. So how can you tell if you have a bad legal recruiter? Above The Law helps you in the... Read More

The trap of being overpaid. 6 things to figure out before you hit 6-figures.
Posted on 08-27-2014 by Ted Zwayer

When you reach 6-figures, if you're not careful, your lifestyle will adapt to having more money coming in and your cost of living will rise. That can trap you into a job, career, or industry you really don't like because now you need at least a certain income to pay the mortgage, car note, and... 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

7 (yawn) ways your boring resume bores just like everyone else's boring resume
Posted on 08-06-2014 by Tracie Morris

Your resume needs to do two things: It needs to capture the hiring manager’s attention—and it needs to motivate him or her to pick up the phone and call you for an interview. If you look and sound like everyone else, you have no competitive advantage. Therefore, you’ve provided the... Read More

Itching to go solo? Prepare yourself with this solo quick start guide
Posted on 07-02-2014 by Doug Esten

About to go solo? The chance you are successful is below 50%. Discouraged? Don’t be. Understanding and mapping out your steps can be hard – so follow the Solo Quick-Start Guide published by the Associate’s Mind . Some of the key steps are, as follows: Set up financial Accounts:... Read More

Stop Sending Out Boring Resumes
Posted on 06-25-2014 by Christina Alge

Stop sending out boring resumes, but how do you know your resume is boring? CEO at CPA Australia, Alex Malley has a secret about resumes. He has written and read more resumes than he would care to admit, and, for some years now, it is only read mode for him. This is according to Mr. Malley’s... Read More

What if you have to re-apply for your current job? Would you get it back?
Posted on 06-18-2014 by Tracie Morris

As featured on LinkedIn via Caroline Thomas Lingham , it sounds like a crazy idea and a waste of time for any organization to re-apply for your current job; however, the end result is to make a commitment to manage people for the right reasons and drive success for yourself, the business and for your... Read More

Looking for Work? 7 Tips for a Remarkable Résumé
Posted on 05-27-2014 by Travis Burchart

It's no secret that the legal job market is tough these days. If you're going to stand out, you need a fantastic résumé. Building a resume can be a daunting task, and you'll have about 10 seconds of the hiring manager's attention once it's in his or her hands. According... Read More

“You Can Do Anything With a Law Degree” Slate
Posted on 05-14-2014 by Hans Thielman

Please note the quotation marks for the headline. The subtitle for the piece by Jim Saska is "That’s what everyone says. Turns out everyone’s wrong." In my opinion, one of the problems with a job applicant with a law degree applying for a nonlawyer position is that the applicant... Read More

Where the grass really is greener in the job search? Via The Ladders
Posted on 05-13-2014 by Christina Alge

According to this article via The Ladders , for those in the field of law, San Francisco and Dallas may be your best bet, but steer clear of Detroit and Orlando. The following chart (an excerpt from the article) includes 13 of the most popular job markets, and illustrates the ratio of job seekers to... Read More

Employers sneaking into social media to bypass interviewees' rights
Posted on 05-07-2014 by Travis Burchart

In the hiring process, there are things employers aren't permitted to ask, like whether you plan to have kids. Some employers turn to social media to learn more about job candidates. According to this article Can't Ask That? Some Job Interviewers Go To Social Media Instead via NPR , many of... Read More

Summer Associates and Legal Interns: The Longest Job Interview…
Posted on 05-01-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

We are quickly approaching the time of year when many firms and organizations take on Summer Associates or Summer Interns. After posing a question to seasoned, legal practitioners - What Advice Do You Have for Summer Associates - here is some advice to those taking on a summer law position. To other... Read More

On-Campus Interview Advice: Be The Best Candidate
Posted on 04-27-2014 by Doug Esten

In the hiring process, law firms are looking for candidates who can contribute to their practice in a real way. How can you "be who they're looking for?" There's been a lot of ink spilled about OCI, the on-campus interviewing process by which law firms hire summer associates. (You... Read More