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Practice Pointers - Up-leveling Your Interview Prep

Know what used to give me more butterflies than an actually viable “we both swiped right” first date situation? Interviews. Although, to be fair, interview anticipation was more like having pesky moths or something more insidious eating away at my insides. And I know I can’t be the only one who’s gotten tingly hands and feet at the thought of an interview… So what’s changed? Well, for starters, I’ve done a ton of interviews (both public and private sector) since law school, both as an interviewee and interviewer. And more importantly, I’ve learned how to prepare effectively. So even though…

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PaulaMJones

Everything Nobody Ever Told Me: How To Find A Job You Love, Part One

“You are not given a dream unless you have the capacity to fulfill it” – Jack Canfield Well, you did it.  You made it to law school.  Now, perhaps you are looking for a summer internship, so that upon graduation you can boast some measure of experience.  Perhaps you are on the way to graduating and need to find something permanent.  Maybe you are one of those non-traditional students, getting an education while continuing to work your day job.  How do you make a switch from your present area of employment to a brand new field?  In the words of…

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How To Find Hidden Business Opportunities That Will Work For You

What's a business opportunity? That problem has troubled many people who have been trying to decide whether to purchase a current independent company, franchise, or business opportunity.  There is a similar relationship between market prospects, independent sales firms, and franchises. Franchises and independent companies for sale are business opportunities, but not all commercial opportunities meet the criteria for a franchise or are standalone for sale in the strictest sense. Make sure that your business option follows all business opportunities laws, which vary from state to state, and is licensed in countries where applicable. Find out if you are interested in…

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Career Tips: How to Become Persuasive in Sales?

One essential requirement to become successful in the field of sales is the ability to persuade people. While it may sound easy, not a lot of people can persuade other people to change their minds and believe them and do or buy the things that they recommend. However, having the ability to persuade people effortlessly needs preparation, a lot of practice, and persistence. Persuasion is a natural skill that we have learned since we were kids. In fact, we experience being persuaded almost every day from watching TV, listening to music, and when talking with your friends and loved ones…

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Career and Employment Tips During Corona Virus Times

We can all agree that in today’s current situation, many are losing work and most expert economists are forecasting a recession. However, career experts still believe that it is ideal to continue applying and networking, as long as you come up with a dynamic approach to acknowledge that these are unforeseeable moments. Firms may not be currently open for the vacancy because they are attempting to work out how to conduct business online, but they will soon be hiring especially those people who are accustomed to a virtual business setup. Most experts have been discussing their thoughts that potential employees…

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Susan Smith Blakely

The Dilemma Surrounding the July 2020 Bar Exams

The pandemic has caused a multitude of problems for our world and our country. Some of them involve life and death issues, and, certainly, nothing compares to those. Others involve economic issues like business closings, bankruptsy filings, struggles to feed families and pay the rent and issues surrounding school closings. Still others involve interference with important highly anticipated events involving families and friends, which have had to be cancelled or rescheduled, and the list goes on and on. Concerns about an entire generation of young people, Generation Z, whose members have experienced gratification postponement and the effects of isolation that…

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Susan Smith Blakely

Maternity Leave For Women Lawyers is No Vacation

    Maternity leave is a precious and necessary time for bonding with a newborn. It also is a woman’s contribution to a more evolved and stable society.  But it ain’t no vacation. It ain’t no boondoggle. Let’s get that straight. There are many inequities for women lawyers — still. You know it. Yes, things have improved since I was climbing the ladder to partnership so many years ago, but progress has been slow. The profession is still riddled with both conscious and unconscious bias, sexual harassment is still practiced as if without impunity, and women lawyers bear the burden…

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nalladina

Practice Pointers - Managing Expectations

Have you ever had that nightmare where you forgot about a deadline or had two things due at the same time and only managed to finish one? And then you woke up panicked, drenched in sweat, right before the climactic scene in which a partner hurls a series of expletives (and maybe even a stapler) at you? No? Not yet? Well, let’s be sure to keep it that way. One thing they don’t teach you in law school is how to manage expectations when you’re in the real world. That’s more of a “learn as you go and figure it…

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PaulaMJones

Everything Nobody Ever Told Me: Why If You’re Hysterical, It’s Historical

I had been having problems with my email lately. I dreaded calling technical support, since my experience in the past involved sitting for a long time on hold and listening to someone reading from a script instead of thinking creatively about my problem. However, since I could not fix the problem myself and I felt I had no other options, I called my internet service provider’s technical support line. True to form, after thirty minutes on the phone we had barely moved past the point where I had repeated my name and account number to four different people. Then, after…

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Ms. JD’s 2020 Public Interest Scholarship

“The toughest job you’ll ever love.” That is the unofficial slogan of the U.S. Peace Corps. Peace Corps volunteers are expected to serve where they are placed, to accept the unknown about their communities before arriving in-country, and to do this all with flexibility, grace, and  without a single complaint. Luckily for me, my husband and I were serving together. The support we were able to provide to each other during the application process and throughout service was something that single volunteers did not have, so I often tried my best to offer support to other volunteers throughout my service. Adjusting…

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