“I have a law degree but I’m not a lawyer”. I find myself saying that a lot lately. When I interview potential candidates (I’m a legal and finance recruiter for those who don’t know), it comes up a lot. I’m happy to chat about my story today but that wasn’t always the case. I used to
When I found out I was pregnant last July, I had just started a new job as a privacy analyst. It was right after I had the pleasure of failing the Quebec Bar (which I still plan to conquer eventually) and as you can imagine, I thanked the employment Gods for keeping an eye on
Every day I open up my cover letter. I push a period here, change a sentence there. I think ‘That’s Good’ and hope that will mean Good Enough to the person sifting through resume after resume. How to stand out, how to fit into the shape they want for their firm – is it bragging?
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” (c) No one likes talking about that one time they did not succeed. Success is intoxicating, especially when you are surrounded by bright, accomplished individuals ALL THE TIME. No one likes talking about that one time they failed. No matter
A brave soul shared this story with me but wanted to remain anonymous. We will call him “Joe”. Before law school, Joe worked as a financial analyst. He got a little bored and wanted a career change. He went to law school but continued to work full time. His grades suffered. He thought he could
This question was posed by one of the members. “Is it possible to begin your practice in one area and later switch to another without too great a cost to your career?” I know many lawyers who began practice as commercial litigators and eventually became very successful commercial or banking lawyers. Whether or not