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22 Oct 2009
Recruitment: The big freeze starts to thaw
Despite a forecast that the recruitment market for lawyers would remain frozen for all of 2009, cracks in the ice are starting to appear, writes Kathr...
21 Oct 2009
Fitting the bill: characteristics of rising leaders
The question of leadership, and the failings of leaders, has become a hot topic in the wake of the global financial crisis and the aftermath of the do...
14 Oct 2009
How to stay ahead during the downturn
Most lawyers have a practice area they are considered specialised in, but asking for varied work can boost employment, promotion opportunities or faci...
14 Oct 2009
Getting the interview: making your CV work for you
Q: I'm good at what I do, but can't seem to get past the CV submission stage. What can I do?A: While it's easy to list your experience and qualificati...
7 Oct 2009
How to get to the top: the partnership route
Appointment to the partnership includes the skills to foster great client relationships and create profit, but relying on peers to generate work can p...
7 Oct 2009
What are the alternatives to partnership?
Frequently senior practitioners realise that they won't or don't want to progress to partner and will ask themselves "Where to now?"A special counsel ...
28 Sep 2009
Professional social networking: LinkedIn
Australian lawyers may be cautious when it comes to Facebook and Twitter, but joining a professional social networking site such as LinkedIn can provi...
28 Sep 2009
Should I take a job with more money but less benefits or a job with less money but more benefits?
Your own priorities will dictate what is most important to you. Ultimately our advice would be to consider all elements of a role not just the benefit...
23 Sep 2009
Finding the right fit: generalist v specialist
When it comes to a lawyer's practice, there are advantages and disadvantages to being either a generalist or a specialist, but deciding on which suits...
23 Sep 2009
I am a private practitioner but want to move into an in-house role. What can I do to better my po
There are a number of things you can do. Firstly, exposure to a mix of commercial work is invaluable. The type of work in your firm may include bankin...
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