How to Write a Great Letter of Reference for a Legal Support Professional

“Will you write me a letter of recommendation?” It’s hard to say no to this request. Being asked to write a reference letter or a recommendation letter for another professional is a demonstration of that person’s trust in you and your judgment. It’s also a chance to share your candid opinion and endorsement 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 »

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 »

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 »

Legal Career Audits: When Was the Last Time You Did One?

“The unexamined life is not worth living,” as the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates once said. And the unexamined career can have similarly negative effects. If you haven’t assessed your legal career recently, now is an excellent time to do so. Auditing your career progress and performance can help you prepare for an upcoming performance review,… Read More »

2018 Toronto Legal Career Outlook

Although the legal field in Canada has seen some contraction in recent years, demand for legal support professionals remains high in the GTA, where booming business brings with it a demand for legal services. The government’s Job Bank website predicts that job openings in legal support fields, including paralegal and legal assistant positions, will outpace… Read More »

Want to Hit Your Career Goals? Don’t Forget About Passion

Legal support professionals face no shortage of advice on how to grow their careers. With so much information available, it’s easy to feel pulled in multiple directions – and even easier to lose sight of your passion. Yet passion is essential to career success. When you work in a role or an organization that specializes… Read More »

Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket: Why You Can’t Rely on Just a Mobile Job Search

Job searching from a phone or tablet has become easier than ever as recruiters and employers alike have embraced mobile application platforms. If you rely solely on your mobile device to execute your job search, however, you may be missing out. Here’s how to optimize your mobile job search while also using non-mobile tools to… Read More »

Does Toronto’s Top Legal Recruiting Team Know Who You Are?

If you’re a legal support professional building your career in the Toronto area, you want people to know about the work you do. You want them to contribute to your reputation as a competent professional. And being on the radar of the top legal recruiting team in Toronto can help you do that. Why Do… Read More »

Legal Job Offer: Create a Litmus Test for Evaluating an Offer

Receiving a job offer is a thrilling moment, as well as a vindication of your hard work on the job hunt. But simply receiving an offer doesn’t guarantee that this position or firm is the right fit for you. To evaluate and compare job offers effectively, it’s wise to devise a “litmus test” for job… Read More »