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July 19, 2019

So, you had a bad interview – now what?

  Sometimes, no matter what you do, something goes wrong on the day of an interview. Maybe you woke up with a splitting headache or you can’t …

July 19, 2019

The Power of Relationship Networking

Network has the word ‘work’ in it, so naturally you would associate networking with the actuals of work. There are times when you’ll find this withholds you …

July 17, 2019

The Merits of Specialization

I was recently at lunch with one of the leading specialist litigation partners in Canada.  While this partner continued to maintain a general litigation practice, she was …

July 9, 2019

What does it take to create a commanding executive presence?

We have observed respected managing partners and general counsels who not only have strong legal minds, but can also effectively command a courtroom or boardroom. For a …

June 21, 2019

Thinking of an international legal career?

Part 1: Why practise abroad?   When it comes to career progression, international experience can be a great selling point on a resume and put you a …

June 19, 2019

How did it go?

After an interview, the first question I usually ask candidates is: ‘How did it go?’ Ultimately, I want to hear that it went well, that you enjoyed …

May 13, 2019

At least $100K

What do you generally ask your employer in relation to pay? When I’m meeting with candidates, a question that I always ask is, “Do you have an …

April 12, 2019

Using LinkedIn to Optimize Your Legal Job Search (Part 2)

  Below are some further thoughts about legal job searching on LinkedIn. Read Part 1- Using LinkedIn to Optimize Your Legal Job Search (Part 1) Q: I’m actively …

April 9, 2019

Using LinkedIn to Optimize Your Legal Job Search (Part 1)

I recently sat on a recruiter’s panel talking with candidates here in Calgary. Some candidates were new to the job market and others had been searching for …

March 20, 2019

What Your Legal Recruiter Needs to Know About You

Reasons for seeking a new opportunity   There’s a vast number of reasons for seeking a new role: firm culture, lack of advancement opportunities, management style, firm …

March 8, 2019

Hiring in a Hot Market

One of the most common questions I get from our clients is “what’s the secret to a great hire in a hot market?” In a hypercompetitive market …

March 1, 2019

Striving for Gender Balance in the Legal Profession

International Women’s Day 2019 campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter, which promotes gender balance in boardrooms, government, media coverage, wealth, and the list goes on.  Gender balance is not …

February 20, 2019

How to manage your performance review feedback

Do you remember the feeling you got in the pit of your stomach when it came time for your teacher to hand out report cards? It didn’t …

February 13, 2019

Fostering emotional culture in the workplace – Part 2

In part one of our two-part series, we discussed the importance of emotional culture. In part two, we explore methods to improve emotional culture in the workplace …

February 7, 2019

Fostering emotional culture in the workplace – Part 1

Culture is the invisible force that shapes your firm’s success and helps you retain star performers that give your organization a competitive edge in the market.   …

February 5, 2019

How can a legal recruiter benefit my career?

Looking for a new position can be a full-time job, from networking and researching job postings to writing resumes and cover letters to interviewing and following up …

January 31, 2019

The articling experience: Expectations vs. reality

There is a notion that law school does not prepare you for the actualities of legal practice. The disconnect is discovered once you are submerged in the …

January 26, 2019

A three-stage process for law career success

At the end of each year, or the beginning of a new year, I always recommend that lawyers take stock of their careers and position themselves for …

January 17, 2019

Best of 2018: Legal career tips

In the last of our “Best of 2018” blog post series, we’ve compiled our top posts focused on helping you navigate your legal career. Written by our …

January 16, 2019

Succession planning: Why it’s critical now more than ever

Succession planning isn’t a simple process, but it is one that is crucial to ensure the future of your law firm’s organizational success. As a legal recruitment …

January 10, 2019

Best of 2018: Top legal talent management tips

Help set your law firm or legal department up for hiring success in 2019 by digging into our best legal talent management posts, including the most common …

January 8, 2019

The perks of cultivating social wellbeing at the office

When we think of our own wellbeing, we often think of physical wellness. However, we also need to consider social and relational aspects in order to get …

January 4, 2019

Best of 2018: Top trends in legal recruitment

What were the biggest trends in the Canadian legal recruitment industry for 2018? If you’ve followed our blog over the last year, it will come as no …

December 13, 2018

Our 7 most popular blog posts of 2018

From interview tips to compensation predictions, and everything in between, our team has written a lot of blog posts over the last twelve months. As we approach …

December 7, 2018

Why workplace wellness matters

We spend a lot of time at work. In fact, the average full-time lawyer works about 50 hours per week (according to Clio’s 2018 Legal Trends Report). …

November 30, 2018

Predictions for the Canadian legal profession in 2019

In 2018, we saw technology and globalization continue to drive the world’s economy forward, Apple and Amazon raced to the $1 trillion market cap (Apple won), and …

November 29, 2018

How to address a gap in your legal career

There are many reasons why someone may decide to take a break from their legal career. But no matter the reason, knowing how to address these empty …

November 16, 2018

The importance of a strong candidate-recruiter relationship

“I am very impressed with the quality of candidates you found on such short notice” is a compliment we often receive from our clients. Before a search …

November 8, 2018

How millennials define work-life balance

As a legal recruitment consultant, who works remotely, the conversation of work-life balance is one that often comes up when speaking with candidates. Millennials now make up …

November 7, 2018

Tips for choosing your legal career path after law school

There are many factors one should consider when choosing a legal career path after law school. Here are our top tips for navigating the legal landscape as …