The Millennial Guide to Connecting With Older Co-Workers

For millennial workers entering the workforce, or taking over leadership roles, connecting with more experienced co-workers can be difficult. As a legal support professional, you’re working with people of your parents’ generation and it can be difficult to relate to them as peers. Here are some tips to help you overcome this challenge. Don’t make… Read More »

3 Ways to Answer, “Where Do You See Yourself Five Years From Now?”

“Where do you see yourself five years from now?” is one of the most commonly asked interview questions. Hiring managers and recruiters ask because they want to know about your plans and goals. They want to understand how you see your career unfolding. They also want to evaluate how your vision fits with the organization’s… Read More »

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

You know you do your job well. In fact, you do it so well it’s become a bit tedious. You’re ready for a new challenge – but how do you show your boss it’s time to give you more responsibility? Here are four ways to position yourself for new challenges: Engage your scholarly brain. Get… Read More »

How to Refine and Strengthen Your Legal Writing Skills

Writing is an important part of your job as a member of the legal support staff. To advance your career, dedicate some time to improving your writing skills, so you are seen as someone who can be relied on. This will help you earn the most intriguing and challenging projects and make you a go-to… Read More »

5 Questions to Ask Yourself if You Can’t Stand Your Current Job

Is your current job pushing the limits of your tolerance? Has it already passed them? If your job, co-workers, supervisors or responsibilities are more nightmare than dream, it may be time to seek a job that aligns better with your lifestyle and long-term goals. Here are five questions that can help you find the right… Read More »

6 Habits to Adopt When Starting a New Legal Support Position

Legal support professionals are an essential part of the team in any law firm or legal department.  When you start a new legal support job, you want to fit in, learn the ropes and get oriented quickly so you can continue to build a thriving career. Here are six habits to adopt when starting your… Read More »

How to Build and Nurture These FOUR Key Relationships in Your Career

When it comes to building a successful career in the legal field, it’s often who you know can make a real difference. While you should always be focused on building your skills, you should also focus on building relationships. No one ever achieves their career goals alone, so if you have ambitions beyond where you… Read More »

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 »

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 »