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Top 10 Tips from Legal Recruiters: How to Land an Interview – The National Jurist features advice from recruiters that you can use to prepare for interviews this fall.

 Salary Requirements: What to Say – Advice from LinkedIn that you can use when asked to provide salary requirements. 

 Ten Tips Summer Associates Can Learn From Lean In – This post at Ms. JD suggests ways to incorporate principles from Lean In to your summer job.

 Going to Work: Mid-Summer Review – Pass the Baton features advice on getting feedback on your work.

The 2013 A-List: The Complete Report – The American Lawyer has complete coverage of its annual list of the “best” firms based on scores for financial performance, pro bono, diversity, and associate satisfaction.

The Best/Worst Paying In-House Jobs – The Careerist summarizes the Major Lindsay & Africa annual compensation report.  Read a more detailed synopsis at Corporate Counsel or click here to read the entire report.


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10 Tips for Effective Face-to-Face Networking

Summer Associate Tips—How to Work the Lunch and Cocktail Party – The Careerist offers insight to help you make a good impression this summer.

Law School Class of 2012 Finds More Jobs, Starting Salaries Rise – But Large Class Size Hurts Overall Employment Rate – Read NALP’s press release profiling employment findings for the class of 2012.

Advice for Passing the Bar Exam – The first post in Ms. JD’s series of tips to help those of you studying for the Bar this summer.


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What To Say In Your Thank You Letter Besides ‘Thank You’ – Careerealism offers suggestions on using your Thank You Letter to your advantage.

Hire Economics: Why Applying to Jobs Is a Waste of Time – Lou Adler shares his perspective on why networking is a crucial element of the job hunt onLinkedIn.

Nina Gussack, the $65 Million Woman.  This interview over at The Careerist features Pepper Hamilton rainmaker, Nina Gussack, who reflects on a mentoring relationship that helped her on the road to success.

The Women In the Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) released its 2013 list of Gold Standard Certified Firms.

California Poised to Require Practical Skills Training. The National Law Journal reports on possible changes to admission requirements for the California State Bar.

The NLJ 350 was released this week.

Making the Most of Your Summer Associate Position.  The Legal Intelligencer has advice to help make your summer a success.

The New Entry-Level Legal Employment Market.  NALP’s executive director, writing for the June issue of the NCBE’s The Bar Examiner, provides an update and overview of the current entry-level legal employment market.

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Facebookers, beware: That silly update can cost you a job – This post by Dara Kerr from CNET highlights that employers have rejected 1 in 10 people between the ages of 16 & 34 because of something the person shared on social media.

How to Tap Your LinkedIn Network for Your Next Opportunity – Lindsay Pollak’s article for the LinkedIn Blog provides helpful advice on using LinkedIn to secure your next opportunity by gathering information and building relationships.

How to Ask for an Informational Interview – A great tutorial by Kristin Johnson at Careerealism on how to ask for an informational interview.

Before the Job Interview, Do Your Homework – Although geared toward recent college graduates, this NY Times feature has great advice on preparing for interviews.

Salary Negotiations 101 – Carla DeVelder writes on the basics of salary negotiation for the ABA Student Lawyer Magazine.

Asking for a Raise? Avoid Round Numbers – This Wall Street Journal article features an interesting take on salary negotiation.  

Breaking the Tie: When You’re One of Two Great Candidates – This Careerealism feature highlights how likeability can help you stand out from the rest!

Secrets to Succeeding in your Summer Job – Hillary Mantis’ article at The National Jurist provides tips to help you succeed at work this summer.  

Weekly Roundup – Friday, May 31st

Why Should I Hire You: How to Answer the Toughest Job Interview Questions – The Savvy Intern has great suggestions on using this question to your advantage.

The Real Reason Some Employers and Applicants Stink at Interviewing – Along those same lines, Careerealism offers tips to avoid common interviewing mistakes.

Ten Tips for Your Summer at the Screen – Legal writing trainer, Ross Guberman, provides tips for successful writing as a summer associate over at Above the Law.

First Week of Work: Make or Break Your Summer – Susan Gainen blog at Pass the Baton features tips for maximizing your first week on the job. Also check out her advice for the second and third weeks.

Job Hunting for 3Ls and Recent Grads – Career coach Kelly Slater’s 5 part series at The Girl’s Guide to Law School features great advice for 3Ls and recent graduates who are still seeking employment.

Words of Wisdom: Advice from former SCOTUS Justice Sandra Day O’Connor – Ms. JD’s incredible post features career advice from Justice O’Connor!

3 Easy Ways to Strengthen Your LinkedIn Network – Lindsey Pollak’s article at LinkedIn features great advice and examples to help you get the most out of LinkedIn.

5 Ways New Attorneys Can Add Value – Great post by Sybil Dunlop at Lawyerist!

How to Gather Interview Intel with Social Media – These suggestions by Aaron Guerrero at USNews will surely help you stand out during interview season.

How  to be an international-minded attorney, aware and respective of cultural differences

The American Lawyer has just released the 2013 AmLaw 200

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Interesting stories and posts from around the web.

How to Explain a Low GPA In an Interview – Careerealism provides tips and suggestions on handling the dreaded GPA question during an interview.

Unconventional Career Advice You Need to Hear – Great feature at Forbes featuring career advice from attorney, life coach and personal finance guru Stephen Pollan.

Five Success Tips Every Summer Associate Should Know – Ms.JD’s post features advice to help you have a successful summer.

Preparing for Your OCI Interviews – If you’re planning to participate in OCI this fall, take a look at this post by Ms.JD.

Possible New Judicial Clerkship Opportunities Soon at DC Superior Court –

New Judicial Nominations to Fill Retiring Judge’s Seat at DC Superior Court –

How Applying for Federal Clerkships Could Affect Your Public Interest Summer –