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14 Jul 2009
My firm has advised that they are freezing salaries. However I know my colleague is getting an in
First, you should consider why your colleague is receiving an increase. Is their salary below the appropriate salary band? Are they receiving a retros...
3 Jul 2009
Managing your career in a downturn
There is always opportunity out there, but a slower market can provide the chance for employees to take stock of their situation and redefine directio...
3 Jul 2009
I'm currently working in an in-house role but want to go part-time. Should I ask my boss to consi
Whether you can move to a part-time role will depend on a number of factors. You will need to assess the philosophy of the company generally towards p...
26 Jun 2009
My career progression is important to me but recent job interviews have not left me comfortable w
When we talk about "fit" with an organisation, we're referring to how closely your attitude, behaviour and values - or, in other words, your way of do...
26 Jun 2009
Will winter bring warmth in-house?
Most Australian companies have had a turbulent 12 months and the common perception is that the in-house job market has all but dried up, but as the se...
18 Jun 2009
The community of boutiques
With the GFC continuing to drive innovation among some law firms, Jason Wilby explores career alternatives on offer with boutique practicesDuring the ...
18 Jun 2009
I've been offered a short-term contract role. Should I take it or wait for a permanent position?
There are a number of factors you should consider when deciding to accept a contract role.The opportunity to re-enter the market and have some income ...
11 Jun 2009
Avoiding the cut
As lawyers continue to face uncertainties due to a sharp decline in demand as a result of the global financial crisis, Joseph Germano looks at what la...
11 Jun 2009
How do you develop and maintain your network?
Developing and maintaining your network is valuable in terms of providing you with support in your current role, but also potentially being the source...
4 Jun 2009
Sign on the dotted line
Lawyers have traditionally been reluctant to take up contract positions in the past, but in a downturn, this option can provide a foot in the door and...
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