In the legal profession, executive presence is everything. It is the ability to inspire confidence, to make people feel comfortable that you are the leader that they should follow and that you’re reliable and capable of getting the job done. In a law firm or corporate setting, it’s the ability to get your partners or senior management to believe in and actively invest in your potential.
Sitting down to actually write said article can seem like a daunting and insurmountable task. You may find yourself continuously pushing it off and procrastinating to the point that you never get around to actually doing it. But it doesn’t have to be a scary ordeal. I’ll show you how to break it down into manageable chunks so you can get it done once and for all.
Being a connector is one of the best ways to add value to the people in your network because you are introducing them to people they need to meet to grow their business, get a job or help them with a particular area of concern. The good karma that results is ten-fold. SInce you’re the middleman between two people connecting, you are now on both people’s radar and they are more likely to return the favor to you and/or keep you top of mind when something comes up that could benefit you.
New year, new me? Many people use the new year as a way to hit the reset button on their life and set their intentions for the upcoming year. During this reflective period, career objectives and goals often weigh heavy on people’s minds. While you’re pondering ways to jumpstart your career, whether it’s to get a new job or make your mark at the one you already have, here are 10 resolutions you can make that will help take your career to the next level.
When the thought of the office holiday party comes up, it is generally met with one of the following reactions: one, of dread that you even have to attend and two, with glee that you get to socialize, eat well and drink til your heart’s content. Either thought is fine if you are satisfied with where you are in your career and aren’t looking to make any moves. However, if you are looking to advance your career, here are five tips for using the office holiday party to go to the next level.
Great mentoring relationships don’t happen by accident; they are intentional. As a mentor, you have tremendous influence over the trajectory of another person’s career. Whether you are part of a structured mentoring program at your firm or have taken it upon yourself to mentor an associate at work, it’s important to keep the following 5 things in mind to ensure that both you and your mentee get the most out of the relationship.
After X amount of time working at the firm, you have now found yourself without a job. Regardless of the reason, whether it was due to firm-wide layoffs or you were fired, you’re feeling frustrated and unsure of what your next move should be. Losing a job is a devastating experience for most people and it’s important to have a game plan ready before you immediately jump back into the job market.
It’s been said time and time again that the best time to look for a new job is while you’re still employed. This is typically true because you’re seen as a more desirable candidate by employers if they can snag you from someone else. There are also benefits to you in that you don’t have a significant break in receiving income and you can simply transition from one position to another. However, there is an art to looking for a job while you’re still working. The last thing you want is to make things awkward for you at your current place of employment.
When a partner at a law firm calls you into their office to give you an assignment, do you know what to do? It may seem like a simple question, but the answer isn’t always so obvious. Whether you are a summer associate or a new attorney starting out at a law firm, it’s a good idea for you to do and ask these things so you can stay on top of things and wow your partner.