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Why Networking Is So Important For Lawyers – And How To Do It

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Why Networking Is So Important For Lawyers - And How To Do ItWhy Networking Is So Important for Lawyersand How to Do It

Remember your first day in elementary school, and all the new things – taking a school bus, meeting new kids from other neighborhoods, to say nothing of lots of new rules? As a lawyer, it’s been 20 years or more since your first school days, but those beginnings can still teach you plenty about adapting to unfamiliar settings and new challenges – like attracting clients to build your law practice.

That all-important grade-school concept of “getting along, is now known as “networking.” Let’s be clear at the start: your primary goal in networking won’t usually be signing up new business for your law firm on the spot. Instead, it’s more like the advantages you may remember if your grade-school classmates decided you were worth their time getting to know. Once you passed that test, you were on your way to turning new acquaintances into friends.

Something similar happens in practicing law: a new client may get referred to your criminal law practice by a law school friend whose firm only handles civil cases, because you’re seen as reliable and knowledgeable. (It also shows law school is another place networking can pay dividends down the line.) Similarly, new business can result when a social contact from a church or charity asks you about a legal problem a friend or relative is having.

While your firm will doubtless employ other marketing efforts, word of mouth is a powerful tool. (more…)

5 Tips That Will Help You Avoid Employment Scams

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

5 Tips That Will Help You Avoid Employment ScamsWith the unemployment rate still at a high number, many people are jumping at any opportunity to get a job. The problem is that there are people out there taking advantage of this with various scams.

If you are looking for a job, then it is important you understand how you can keep from being a victim of a job scam.

1. Do Your Homework

The first thing you should do is research the company. You should look at the website for the company to make sure it matches the job description. If they do not match, then this could be a scam. If this information is not provided, you should Google the company. This will help you to learn about the company and will tell you if other people have reported the company as fraudulent. You may also find it helpful to look up the company’s name with the word “scam” to see what results come up. It is also a good idea to keep up with career scam lists so you will not become a victim. (more…)

Top 5 Ways Digital Networking Can Replace Traditional Meet Ups

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Top 5 Ways Digital Networking Can Replace Traditional Meet UpsMany offices are now setting up a meeting space with digital technology.

This digital technology allows prospective employees to make their contacts virtually, almost entirely skipping the need for in person contact, utilizing computers to do the elbow rubbing.

Is Digital Networking A Good Thing?

There are both positive and negative aspects to digital networking, though. While it is true that virtual networking is easier, it does not always make the best impression, or leave a lasting one.  There are just some things that require a personal touch.

However, here are the top five ways that digital networking can replace traditional networking in person: (more…)

Making The Digital Jump

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Making The Digital JumpWhen switching from print to digital media you might not feel yourself capable of addressing all the ways the change can affect your publication. In reality it is you who has control over how the print to digital leap affects you.

Whether you’ve been scared into digital media or are hoping a digital presence will give you a one-up, here are a few simple ways to make the transition with ease. (more…)

4 Weird Charity Jobs And Ways To Help

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

4 Weird Charity Jobs And Ways To HelpWhen you think of a charity job, you probably think of volunteering as a fundraiser or working in an office. But there are all kinds of ways to support charities creatively. And the internet has made it possible for weird and wonderful charities to crop up, supporting very unique causes or individuals.

Granted: not all of these organizations are charities per se. There are some non-profit organizations mixed in too. But all have been set up to support unconventional causes, or support a regular cause in a new and innovative way.

So how can you support charities that are a little off-the-wall? (more…)

3 Top Companies Who’s Customer Service Ethics You Should Emulate

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Work from HomeWe should learn a lot from the most successful businesses in the world. It is not only about how much these companies earn each year but this is also about what customers have to say about them. The company image is everything that’s why it is no longer a surprise why customer service is on the list of their topmost priorities.

Let us take a look at the three best companies for customer service. (more…)

5 Helpful Tips That Will Ensure An A+ For Your Academic Paper!

Monday, July 29th, 2013

5 Helpful Tips That Will Ensure An A+ For Your Academic Paper!Writing an academic paper is never the easiest thing. With so many style formats and specific requirements for courses, it can be a bit difficult to get your head wrapped around it.

Here are 5 helpful tips to guide you towards writing a terrific academic paper. (more…)

Six Qualities Professionals Must Have For A Positive Online Reputation

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Six Qualities Professionals Must Have For A Positive Online ReputationWhen you’re a professional, your reputation is absolutely everything. In order to make a livelihood, people must say good things about you. Word-of-mouth is the best way to get referrals, and nowadays word-of-mouth has evolved into online reviews. If you want to be successful as a professional AND have a good online reputation to show for it, you need many of the same qualities.

Here are six of the most important qualities for all professionals to have. (more…)

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