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

Greatness is what you want, right? 10 mental paths to greatness
Posted on 11-02-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

We all want to be great, however not everyone is. So how can we achieve greatness? According to the Huffington Post , here are 10 mental paths to greatness. 1. The Power of Possibility Ask yourself questions such as: What's possible for you? How fast do you think you can run? How... Read More

5 creepy interview questions that’ll scare the pants off your HR department
Posted on 10-16-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

We have all have experienced a “horror story” situation while interviewing for a potential job, and in the spirit of Halloween, I asked the LexTalk community to share their interview horror stories – either as the interviewee or the hiring manager. We received an outpouring of comments... Read More

Tales from the Crypt: “Tell me a little bit about yourself…” & other interview horror stories from your past
Posted on 10-05-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

“Tell me a little bit about yourself…” This “dreaded question” always reminds me of my most infamous, worst interview ever experienced during the late 1990's, where resumes were hard copies, potentially scented (kudos to the movie Legally Blonde), and were sent to... 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

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

It’s Not Magic- It’s Being Responsible: 9 Tips To Turn A New Hire Into Great Employee
Posted on 08-03-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

We all aspire to be great employee for our employer. This can be done not only with hard work by the new hire, but thanks to a responsible mentor- you. Thanks to Undercover Recruiter , here are 9 tips to turn your new hire into a great employee: 1. Prepare For The First Day Be prepared and organized... Read More

Summer Interns: How-to stay motivated when there is clearly no job option in sight?
Posted on 07-30-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Whenever you sign onto an internship you may be bombarded by many different thoughts. What will my commute look like? What is my new schedule going to look like? What will be my daily tasks? The most important question that will eventually cross your mind is probably “Is there an employment... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Leaving a “Groundhog Day” Job Behind: 3 Tips
Posted on 02-02-2015 by Tracie Morris

“I wake up every day, right here in Punxsutawney, and it’s always February second, and there’s nothing I can do about it.” That’s Phil Connors explaining his rather odd predicament in the movie Groundhog Day where he is stuck repeating the same monotonous day over and... Read More

Standing Out at Work: 5 Ways
Posted on 01-21-2015 by Travis Burchart

Are you just beginning a new job and not sure how to make an impression, to get noticed at work (for a good reason)? Well Levo is going to help you out with their list 5 ways for you to get noticed at work: 1. Produce quality work When working in larger organizations, the quality of work you produce... Read More

Looking for a better career? The top 10 LexTalk articles of 2014 to help you with your journey.
Posted on 01-15-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Whether your New Year’s resolution is to improve your career or change jobs altogether, these tips are sure to help. Below, in no particular order, are the top 10 most-read articles of 2014. Jump-start your career in 2015 by checking out our most popular articles of the year. 6 preventative steps... 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

Looking for a new job? 6 resolutions to help kick off your search
Posted on 01-07-2015 by Christina Alge

As we all rang in the New Year, our resolutions officially were put in motion. One resolution many may have include jobs, whether getting one or finding a new one that makes them happier. Job searching can be hard,so here are 6 “resolutions” that will land you a job in 2015 according to Yahoo... Read More

Determination 1st, smarts 2nd: Why determination trumps brains in getting ahead
Posted on 12-23-2014 by Chad Troyan

The mind and the behind the scenes actions that go into mundane actions can be very intriguing. Ask yourself this: If you are constantly told you’re a genius, how would it affect your work ethic? Carol S. Dweck, a professor at Stanford University and leading expert in motivation, studies the... Read More

Job rejection … ask for feedback? No! 9 tips for responding to rejection
Posted on 12-15-2014 by Chad Troyan

Life is full of rejection. Fact. There are no ifs ands or buts about it. Randy Pausch once said “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the game.” There is a solid point in that; it’s not your current situation you may be in that’s most important, but how... Read More

Monday Marvel: Use the office holiday party to get ahead at work. 6 tips
Posted on 12-08-2014 by Tracie Morris

Office holiday parties can be minefields. This year, more than 71% of employers are planning a holiday celebration for their employees in December. Any gathering that mixes free alcohol with people at all points on the organizational chart is inherently fraught with potential for career-limiting moves... 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

Is your LinkedIn summary a winner or a loser? 13 Q test to score your summary
Posted on 10-30-2014 by Tracie Morris

First impressions have gone digital. People are learning about you online before they ever shake your hand. The second they know they are going to meet you or have a call with you, they’re going to type your name into Google. This makes your virtual brand more important than ever . And it means... Read More