o, you’ve landed your dream graduate job (or the twenty-fifth best option). At the very least you’ve managed to get a paid position, which is more than many recent law graduates can say.Congratulations!Welcome to full-time work - including all the joys of early starts, lunch meetings, CLE points, figuring out team dynamics, and triple-checking an email before you send … [Read more...]
Whether you're getting started in the workforce, applying for a new job, honing your interview skills, discovering your true passion, chasing a slash career, or looking to get informed about your workplace rights, our mission is to make the challenge of building a successful long-term career as streamlined as possible. Our Career Lawgic series is an amalgamation of our favourite legal tips and tricks to supercharge your career trajectory.
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Establishing a solid career is tough.The initial stages of everyone's professional journey are a time filled with panic, confusion and self-doubt.Maybe you are unable to land that competitive internship or are finding it hard to be offered an entry level position. You may even be struggling to work out what career path you wish to pursue. You could be missing something … [Read more...]
“Dear Sir or Madam,My name is [insert your name] and I am writing in response to the recently advertised position of [insert name of position] at [insert name of prospective organisation] … ”Yes?No. No. No!When you sit down to plan a cover letter for your dream job, consider what you are trying to achieve. Sure, your end game will be to actually land the … [Read more...]
rom the time we wake in the morning until the minute we go to sleep, most of us are bombarded by emails, texts and social media messages.It is relentless, distracting and exhausting.Technology allows us to check email and draft an immediate response anytime and anywhere. While queuing for our morning coffee, while waiting at a pedestrian crossing, or even while killing … [Read more...]
n an ideal world, 'To Do' lists add a sense of calm and purpose to the chaos around us. By cataloguing what we need to do we can organise our tasks, prioritise important items over unimportant ones and allocate appropriate chunks of time to complete urgent matters while keeping the wheels turning in the background on less important projects.“If you’re in control, … [Read more...]
"Working in a career you hate doesn't protect you from failure. So you might as well take a chance doing something you love." he job application process is a frustrating and loathsome experience that is loved by no one.Unfortunately, to progress your career, whether you are transitioning from a casual hospitality position to full-time work after … [Read more...]
o write a killer resume or curriculum vitae (CV), you have to master the same skills required to positively own the room at a party.You have to be friendly and affable.You have to be thoughtful and charismatic.You have to confidently circulate, oozing intelligence.And as difficult as it is to achieve this perfect balance, you also have to do it … [Read more...]
Congratulations!! After many years of hard work you have successfully completed your law degree.The next matter for you to consider is: do you expect to have a long and productive career as a lawyer employed in a law firm?Perhaps so, but, if not, maybe it would be of benefit for you to consider using your many skills in the pursuit of a career outside that of the … [Read more...]
ntil recently, I thought it was a compliment to be described as a workaholic.This is partly due to an ongoing cycle of denial that I am, in fact, a workaholic and partly because I love what I do. If you find a career you love then you will never work a day in your life, right?Wrong.The negative impacts of an imbalanced lifestyle can be far-reaching … [Read more...]
“Will you walk into my parlor?” said the spider to the fly.Expectations and reality are two very different things.For many employees, working for a start up company can seem like a dream: complete creative freedom, constant brainstorming sessions, flexible work hours and a dynamic, out-of-the-box team environment.While the possibilities of a start up role are … [Read more...]