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Pros and Cons of Working in the Internet and Social Media Industry

There are many pros and cons to working in the Internet/social media industry. It's important to know what's attractive and challenging about the industry so that you can be prepared to meet any challenges that come your way along your path to success. Pros 1. Cutting edge. It's cool to be on the cutting edge of technology. 2. Smart coworkers. The industry is loaded with creative, well-educated people who are often inspiring to work with. 3. Career diversity. Read More >

So Would You Work for Amazon?

By now, you've probably seen or heard about the New York Times' recent expose of what it's like to work at Amazon. I mean, who doesn't love a good behind-the-scenes take on one of the most successful companies in the world? Especially when it gives us a phrase as memorable as "purposeful Darwinism" to describe the culture. While I'm not a particularly loyal Amazon customer, I have to admit to a strange desire to want to give the company the benefit of the doubt. Read More >

Never Self-Select Yourself Out of a Job You Want

You see a job posting that looks great to you. It's in your field, it's what you want to be doing, and you meet most of the requirements. Most, but not all. So even though the company is awesome, the job sounds great, and you think you bring a lot to the table that could be helpful in the position, you don't apply. This is self-selecting out of a job you want, and you should never do it.  The only way you know you won't get that job is if you don't try. Read More >

The Secret to Callback Interview Success

You have survived the insanity of the on-campus interview process. Your head is spinning but there is no time to take a breather. Your attention must now turn to callback, or in-office, interviews. Law firms have exceptionally high expectations of students invited to their offices. Planning must be exhaustive because it is, quite simply, inconsiderate to attend a callback with inadequate preparation. Read More >

Freshfields in the U.S.--Curious minds, global teams and excellent training

Vault named us the #1 firm in the US for international work in 2014 and 2015. We're an international firm. With over 200 lawyers in the US and another 2,300 lawyers worldwide, we help clients achieve their goals, however ambitious they are and wherever they need our advice. No one matches our breadth and depth of international experience. Read More >

22 Interview Questions the Top Law Firms Ask

While most of us are looking forward to enjoying the last few weeks of summer as much as possible, life is not so different for rising 2Ls and law firm recruiting teams. On-campus interviews are in full swing at law schools around the country and some students are already preparing for callbacks: second interviews with a law firm that may last anywhere from a couple hours to a full day. Read More >

5 Reasons Why Even CEOs Need Career Coaches

Coaches are present and accessible for a variety of things. Superstar athletes have coaches to become even bigger superstars and top performers in their sport.  Therefore, it makes sense for a career coach to be used during the job search, even when you hold the title of CEO. #1 - Career Coaches Prevent You from Making Mistakes Everyone likes to feel as though they are 100% correct about something. Read More >

The Problem with Netflix’s Parental Leave Policy

Let's say you're a 30-year-old woman and you're 22 weeks pregnant with your first child. Now let's say you work for Netflix, which just announced a new maternity and paternity leave policy that allows new mothers and fathers alike the ability to take as much paid parental leave as they want during their child's first year of his or her life. Read More >

Are Freezing Offices a Form of Sex Discrimination?

Freezing cold in your office this summer? You aren't alone, especially if you are female. A new study suggests that biological differences between men and women are to blame for the icy thermostat settings in your office. Buildings apparently use a decades-old formula to determine summer temperatures, reports the NY Times. The formula was developed in the 1960s, when most U.S. office-workers were men, and uses the metabolic rate of a 40 year old male as one of its variables. Read More >

Why Sleeping is Good for Your Career

With the launch of the consulting rankings I oversee being less than a month away, the concept of sleep deprivation-and particularly the correlation between sleep and productivity-is something that's always close to my heart at this time of year. Read More >

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