The Art of Effective Storytelling When You Interview

An interview can be a question and answer session, or it can be much more. Interviewers and recruiters schedule interviews because they want to understand your soft skills, like communication and time management, and they want to see how you implement those skills in ways that might benefit their organization. To make your presentation memorable,… Read More »

Want the Best Legal Support Job in Toronto? Then Work With the Best!

Conducting a thorough job search takes a lot of time and resources and unfortunately, the road is often paved with rejections, black holes of noncommunication and general frustration. Many legal support professionals choose to work with a recruiter to speed up their search and find their ideal job. A recruiter handles the legwork of a… Read More »

4 Ways to Show Your Boss You’re Ready to Champion New Tasks

If you have been in your current legal support position for a while and you’re ready to take on new tasks, you can’t expect your boss to simply hand you new work. It’s up to you to take control of your career, strategizing ways to show your readiness for more responsibly and prove you are… Read More »

The #1 Reasons Employees Quit (And What You Can Do About It)

The number one reason why people leave their jobs is no secret. The mantra, “people don’t leave jobs, they leave managers” has been a standard for decades. Even so, companies that struggle with turnover often fail to address management issues that cost them talent. If your legal department consistently loses talented support staff, use these… Read More »

Currently Employed? You Should Still Be Open to Hearing About a New Job

Once you have a job you enjoy, it’s tempting to let your recruiter go to voicemail. It’s time to focus on your work, not the job market – right? Actually, if you don’t talk with your recruiter from time to time, you may miss out on some extraordinary opportunities. Here’s why it’s always worthwhile to… Read More »

How to Build a Highly Impactful Team

Recruiting the right people for your team is only the first step in team building. Once you have the skilled and focused staff you need, it’s time to work on building the connections among them, so they can pool their abilities for the greatest impact. Here’s how department leaders and team heads can encourage and… Read More »

Putting the Pieces Together: Why “Fit” Matters in a Legal Job

If you’re building a career as a legal support professional, finding the right firm takes more than simply matching your skills to available job openings. By seeking a more well-rounded fit, you gain not only the opportunities you need to build your skills, but an environment that supports your efforts and helps to solidify your… Read More »

Exit Interview? Here’s How to Prepare

Exit Interview? Here’s How to Prepare Many organizations conduct exit interviews when an employee leaves the firm. While you cannot typically be required to participate in an exit interview, doing so is a strong gesture of goodwill. It also offers you a final opportunity to raise concerns and point the organization in the right direction.… Read More »

Emotional Intelligence: How to Identify It in Legal Professionals

Legal professionals are “smart.” That’s the common perception of lawyers and legal support professionals, and it’s also a common feature in the profession: those who work on legal issues tend to be analytical, focused and persuasive. The popular emphasis on cognitive intelligence, however, tends to overlook an equally important form of “smarts”: emotional intelligence. Here,… Read More »

Yes, There Is a Perfect Legal Recruiter for You (and Here’s How to Find Them)

Working with a recruiter can help you polish your resume and interview skills, spot promising job openings and connect with employers who provide the opportunities you’re looking for. But you don’t have to settle for “just any” recruiting firm – and you shouldn’t stop looking until you find a recruiter who offers everything you want… Read More »