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5 Networking Tips For Law Students

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

5 Networking Tips For Law Students5 Networking Tips For Law Students

Good communication skills are very important for lawyers. In almost any job in any legal field you’ll often have to communicate with clients, colleagues and other professionals. Networking is crucial for any law student if you want to jumpstart your career once you graduate. The earlier you start developing relationships with your peers, professors and legal professionals the better prepared you will be for finding a job in the legal field you are interested in, or for starting your own law firm later on in your career (or even right after you graduate if you are really motivated).

Read on to learn a few useful tips for improving your networking skills. (more…)

Free Online Writing Courses: Opportunities To Improve Your Skills

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Free Online Writing Courses: Opportunities To Improve Your SkillsThere are writing courses you can grab without the need to spend cash. With the rising number of people wanting to become a part of the writing industry, it’s no longer a surprise that many schools and organizations offer free online writing courses. Like any other coursework, these programs will teach you the right rules and techniques in order to produce the best possible writing results.

In this post, we’ve listed the top ten free online writing courses for aspiring writers and for current writers who want to improve their skills: (more…)

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…)

Debunking The Whole Credit Score & Employment Thing

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

The line between myth and fact is sometimes thin and permeable. Take the supposed correlation between credit scores and employment, for instance.

Are employers using credit scores to decide whether to hire or not to hire applicants? Well that’s obviously a myth. All three credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion) have confirmed this many times. The truth is, employers can use credit reports as a hiring filter.

Credit checks during the employment process is okay, credit scores are not. Can you see the difference? Some states have somewhat restricted the use of credit reports, the practice is still considered legal for employment screening purposes. (more…)

Hobbies You Could Use To Earn, Eat, and Live

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Hobbies You Could Use To Earn, Eat, and LiveHobbies You Could Use To Earn, Eat, and Live

How we wish that we could live our life the way we want to, without having to conform to the society’s rules, and the expectations of our families and friends. Most of our choices, right from the early childhood till we reach the later stages of life are based on the expectations of our family rather than our own desires.

Our careers are the perfect example here. It wouldn’t be wrong to state that most of us are trapped in an ironical situation where we work to earn money so that we could enjoy the best things of life and when we have that money there is hardly any time left for enjoyment. Most will lament, there is little one can do to change this situation. Really?
How about obliterating the boundaries between fun and work? What if your hobby or passion could become a way to earn a living? An idea too farfetched? We will find out by the end of this post. (more…)

Career Advice: How To Become A Cosmetic Dentist

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Career Advice: How To Become A Cosmetic DentistCareer Advice: How to Become a Cosmetic Dentist

Figuring out your life plans and future career goals can be quite difficult, especially if you’re unsure of what you want to do. Instead of wondering around in the dark or feeling hopeless, it’s always a great idea to check out a variety of careers, to see if anything interests you.

A great profession and career to look into, is one in the field of dentistry. Dentists are vital to our health just like general doctors. Without general or cosmetic dentists, we’d have to live with teeth ailments that can cause chronic pain or cavities that could easily be taken care of. Cosmetic dentists fix all those teeth imperfections that cause us to have insecurities, and give us confidence that comes from having a great smile.

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the dental field like cosmetic dentistry, you’ll need to know a couple of things. (more…)

Reaching Your Career Goals Through Chartered Financial Consultant

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Reaching Your Career Goals Through Chartered Financial ConsultantUnderstanding Chartered Financial Consultant

The title Chartered Financial Consultant, which is said to be the highest standard of knowledge and the barometer trust in financial planning, signifies that one is competent to provide sound financial advice, because he has gained the required fundamental financial education and practical experience as set by the American College. It also means that the consultant has completed a degree in business or finance and has underwent a study program completing the seven courses and two elective courses required.

To be earning a ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant) Certification, the hopeful must have at least three years working experience in the financial industry. (more…)

Five Great Cities For Young Attorneys

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Five Great Cities For Young AttorneysAre you an undergrad preparing for your LSAT in a few months? Maybe you’re already in law school studying to take the bar exam. It’s no secret that successful law students spend more time in libraries than their own apartments. But in the midst of all the studying required of you future lawyers, have you thought about where you want to live your first few years out of school?

“Why does that matter now?” you say to yourself. “I’m just trying to get my degree first.”

While getting the golden diplomas (both bachelors and master’s of judicial studies) are essential to any future in the legal world, your next priorities should be to research which cities have the best opportunities for you. And if you’re still in undergrad, looking into the right schools can give you a leg up when looking into these cities. (more…)

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