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7 Resume Mistakes Grammar and Spell-Check Tools Often Miss

by LiveCareer | July 15, 2019

You can’t always rely on grammar and spell-check tools to pick up resume mistakes. Here are seven common errors that online applications might not catch.

Advice for LL.M. Students as They Pave Their Legal Career Paths

by Vault Law Editors | July 15, 2019

The LL.M. job search is significantly different from that of J.D. students, and sometimes candidates must get creative in how they plot their careers. Here are some tips for LL.M. students on developing their legal careers and setting themselves apart.

Are You Suffering From Impostor Syndrome? [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Vault Careers | July 10, 2019

Impostor syndrome will affect 70 percent of people at some point in their lives—this flowchart can help you see what kind you suffer from, and how to combat it.

Why Perfectionism May Not Be The Key to Success

by David B. Sarnoff, Esq., with Natalie Loeb, Gordon Loeb, and David Robert—Loeb Leadership | July 10, 2019

While all lawyers and law students strive to achieve the best results, focusing on perfection may actually hinder those efforts. Find out why making mistakes and focusing on non-perfection may make you more successful.

Selling Yourself in Your Cover Letter

by Vault Careers | July 09, 2019

Advertisers know the key to grabbing your attention in a matter of seconds—use their techniques to sell a future employer on you and your qualifications in your next cover letter.

7 Questions to Ask Yourself That Are More Important Than “What’s My Passion?”

by Taylor Tobin via Fairygodboss | July 08, 2019

They say if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life. But loving what you do is more than being passionate—it's working in a way that's right for you. Check out these tips to make sure you're addressing all aspects of finding your dream job.

The Best Summer Associate Programs

by Vault Law Editors | July 08, 2019

With OCI just weeks away, it's time to narrow down your list of target firms. Check out the top summer programs from Vault's 2020 Summer Associate Program rankings and read insights from insiders about their summer experiences.

Tips for Navigating the Job Search Process in the Age of AI

by Greg Miller | July 07, 2019

Artificial intelligence is everywhere—especially on the job hunt. From application to offer, we've got advice on how to make sure even the machines know you're the best candidate for the job.

The 4 Simple Behaviors that Turn Ordinary People Into CEOs, According to Researchers

by Leah Thomas via Fairygodboss | July 02, 2019

Think you can never become a CEO? Think again, say the authors of The CEO Next Door. Here are four traits that can help people become the CEO they’ve always wanted to be.

Five Tips for Getting Out of “Work Mode” After 5:00

by Kaitlin McManus | July 02, 2019

Putting work on the back burner when you're supposed to be done for the day can be a challenge. We've got five tips that'll help you shake your "work brain" and get back to your life.

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