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December 20, 2007

Million Dollar Commas

If you ever imagined -- even for a minute -- that commas don't really matter, read this article.

Ross Guberman, owner of "Legal Writing Pro," is a consultant to law firms whose managers look for writing training for their lawyers. He conducts more than 200 seminars each year on subjects including "Secrets of Briefwriters" and "Advanced Transactional Drafting."

December 18, 2007

American Lawyer Media -- link for students

Here is a link to the American Lawyer Media's site for students which gives you access to a wide variety of reports that provide information about the largest law firms in the US and in the world:

http://www.law.com/jsp/tal/recruitmentForm.jsp

December 13, 2007

Prepare for a new version of an old interview question

We are hearing about a new version of an old interview question:

Tell me something about yourself that is not in your resume.

If you have prepped for the "Three things that an employer needs to know about you" with the accompanying three examples of each (3x3), you may have one example left at the end of the interview when you get this question.

If you haven't done the 3x3 prep, in the split second that you have to answer this new question, please consider the following:

1. This question is a dressed up version of "What do you do outside of school or work?" It is your chance to share something about you that is interesting that humanizes you beyond the information on your resume.

2. Don't share information that might make you appear goofy or irresponsible -- employers don't really want to hear stories about their candidates cavorting in any context.

3. Keep your Youthful Indiscretions to yourself. What happened during your college years should remain buried in the memories of your college pals.

This is your chance to spin your life and set your course. Grab the question and go!