"Law firms looking for help"

Good news for job-hunting paralegals in this Philadelphia news article which cites a Robert Half Legal survey: "Despite the old joke asking what 1 million lawyers at the bottom of the ocean represent (answer: a good start), a recent national survey found that law firms and corporate legal departments actually need more attorneys. "California-based staffing service Robert Half Legal recently found 94 percent of the 300 U.S. and Canadian lawyers they surveyed said the size of their companies will stay the same or increase in the next 12 months. Almost half plan to hire additional lawyers, paralegals or other professionals.... Read more →

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"I was fired because I was the fall guy. What do I say in interviews?"

Very intriguing job interviewing question posed to Salon's Cary Tennis: "I was recently fired from my job. Not to go too into depth, but I was blamed for the failure of a succession of projects. "In my opinion, the causes for these failures lay in the planning stages, which I was largely excluded from. When I was present at planning meetings, I was the most junior person present, and my suggestions were mostly ignored, including ones that would have mitigated later problems. In any case, I would be sent out to do things I often wasn't trained for, in places... Read more →

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"Preparing to Survive a Dead-End Job"

This LawJobs.com career advancement article is directed to associate attorneys, but I think the advice applies equally well to paralegals: "The harsh reality is that sometimes a job just doesn't work out. This can happen to anyone -- it often does. Recognizing the signs early on and being prepared for change are key elements necessary for a rapid recovery. "There are two entities that can determine whether one has landed in a dead-end job. The first is the firm that will not promote an associate -- for whatever reason. The second is the associate who is unhappy -- also for... Read more →

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"Some Job Hunters Are What They Post"

But you already know this, right? If not, I recommend reading this article from LawJobs.com very closely (particularly if you're looking for a new job): "Plug a prospective employee's name into Google or any other Internet search engine, and you might be surprised at what you find. Web pages may tell hiring attorneys that the person they just interviewed wrote for an undergraduate newspaper or belonged to a specific sorority, but the Web may also reveal the recent interviewee's drink of choice and dating status. "The advent of social networking Web sites such as MySpace, Facebook and Friendster have added... Read more →

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"Nearly Half of Law Offices Plan Staff Additions in Next 12 Months"

Great news! Particularly for "Litigation, Corporate Governance Experiencing Most Growth": "Law firms and corporate legal departments will be adding to their teams in the year ahead, a new survey [by Robert Half Legal] shows. Forty-seven percent of attorneys polled said they plan to hire personnel in the next 12 months; just 2 percent of respondents anticipate staff reductions. Litigation, corporate governance and intellectual property were identified as the areas of law expected to experience the most growth. [snip] "Lawyers were asked, "Do you expect the number of lawyers employed with your law firm/corporate legal department to increase, stay the same... Read more →

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Hudson Legal Sponsors Monster's New Legal Career Center

I think the message board might become quite helpful, from the Q&As I read, particularly this one. And having law-related career advice collected in one place is very welcome: "Hudson Legal today [4-24-2007] announced its sponsorship of Monster's newly launched Legal Career Center, a section of Monster.com devoted to the career advancement and recruitment efforts of attorneys and other legal professionals. The site offers a range of career advice and articles regarding salary trends, the hiring outlook and interview tips, as well as a community message board, where a Hudson recruiter answers questions from job seekers. Content appeals to a... Read more →

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"New direction: Former paralegal found her niche in films"

No kidding a new direction! "And now for something completely different," as the funny guys of Monty Python used to say: "It’s a cliche in the movie business. She’s a great actress, but what she really wants to do is direct. He’s a great writer, but what he really wants to do is direct. He’s a good dog, but what he really wants to do is direct. "Everybody wants to direct. "The truth is, Pam Haynes didn’t know what she really wanted to do with her life. She just knew what she was doing wasn’t it. "I had a good... Read more →

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"CHOOSING THE RIGHT LAW FIRM FOR YOU"

This chart & accompanying list [PDF] -- "Choosing The Right Law Firm For You" & "Considerations For Evaluating A Job Offer" -- come from the NYU School of Law. Obviously intended for law school grads, I think this set of tools would also help paralegals & other legal staff in making career decisions. Found this gem in a post on the Counsel to Counsel blog; worth a look for more than just this info! Read more →

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"Stay-at-home mom trying to return to work force"

Job search & resume advice from a career columnist may address issues you're also having: "I am a 47-year-old woman who has been a stay-at-home mom for 18 years. I have a college degree; certification from an ABA approved paralegal school and experience in social work and as a paralegal. "After applying for close to 100 jobs on CareerBuilder.com, Indeed, com, SocialServices.com, and my local newspaper, I have had just six interviews — no offers. "I have reworked my resume several times, eliminating experience from 1980, and adding work I did from home to help with expenses. I also feel... Read more →

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"Does a Provocative Pose Help or Hurt a Job Search?"

Well, this is an interesting question. Legal blogger Carolyn Elefant pointed it out on Legal Blog Watch. [Links below from original post.]: "Over at Counsel to Counsel, Stephen Sackler wonders whether a law firm will hire the photogenic female law student who posed for this photo that's now permanently cached on the Internet. [snip] "...Personally, I've always thought that a job applicant's good looks and sex appeal, (particularly, when the applicant is female) are an asset in getting hired. Down the line, perhaps, good looks can prevent career advancement because purportedly, employees do not always take attractive people, particularly, women... Read more →

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