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Need to turn down a role but want to potentially work for this company in the future. What do I say that makes that clear?

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Looking for someone to review my resume/cover letter? DM me please. TIA!

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I went to a low tier law school and I am having difficulty getting into big law. Would like to change practice area and increase income. Would it be worth it for me to pursue a LLM?

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Currently @ a good firm but have an interview next week @ a top firm - same practice group and type of work and size. What do I say my reason for wanting to leave is w/o coming off as a social climber

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Seeking recruiter to rewrite my CV.  I'm a CA 8yr Atty specializing in CA employment lit.  Dm to chat further. TY

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Thoughts of taking a position at a small firm who practices Applicant side WC...good/bad time to take this position?

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Considering the current situation how will a hiring manager view an email from me asking of next steps after a really promising interview I had over a week ago. She emailed me last Thursday con’td

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What is the worst thing a reasonable person could do at a job interview and why is that so bad? (I mean a mistake even the best of us could commit)

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Currently privacy in-house counsel. Was offered senior privacy position at a tech company but it’s not a counsel role. Should I be concerned about future job options?

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Any recommendations for recruiters to work with getting into the Detroit market? Moving at the 2 yr point from CA to MI due to spouses job but not having any connection to the market makes it hard.

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Any particular advice for finding a recruiter in another country from your own? Thinking of doing USA > Australia for 2021-2024 or so. Or maybe Ireland. Any think to look for with such specialization?

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Is 6 months too soon to leave a small-mid sized firm for a larger salary at a bigger firm?

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How feasible is it transition out of litigation / insurance coverage to more of an in house generalist role?I have some recent transactional experience and used to be a judicial clerk.

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How many people have taken a pay cut for a another legal job? After how many years? Best advice to adjust? Was it from private to public or larger to small? Any regrets? Are you still there?

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Anyone know typical contingency fee percentages for CA probate lit cases?

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Deputy DA for the last 6 years, my first job out of law school. Looking to make a change with a larger paycheck for my growing family....any tips?

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Left midsize firm after 2.5 yrs for small firm and relocated (greener grass and all), but I really miss the substance/type of work I was doing. Is it too soon to look to switch to larger firm again?

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1.5 year associate at midsize firm looking to lateral. Mainly seeing positions seeking 3-5 years experience. How do I address being under-qualified in cover letters/interviews?

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How possible is it to lateral from a firm as a senior associate to another as a partner without a large book of business? Assume current firm is among the best for the lateral’s practice area.

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I’m thinking about transitioning to In-House from a big law firm where I practice Employee Benefits. Will employers consider me without the typical “corporate” or “litigation” experience?

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