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How to find your first job as a lawyer: 5 tips from your peers

This is the time of year when articling students go into panic mode. I understand what it’s like. Very few don’t want to be hired back.
By Paulette Pommells
Tags: hireback, law student, lawyer, first law job


8 Do’s and Don’ts of Coffee Dates

Many of us use coffee dates as a way to conduct a job search, generate business referrals, gather information or to simply stay in touch. So, if we have the best of intentions when setting up this meeting, what happens?
By Paulette Pommells
Tags: coffee date, informational interview


C is for Parlaying a Career Change

I’m sharing my secrets for developing a personal brand.
By Paulette Pommells
Tags: personal brand, branding, values, strengths


B is for Branding for the 21st Century Lawyer

To maximize your profit or return as a lawyer, you need to figure out the best work for you, and that takes time and involves personal considerations. The smartest thing you can do, in my opinion, is to invest in your brand as a 21st Century Lawyer.
By Paulette Pommells
Tags: branding, lawyer, personal brand


A is for “Adapting” to the Client Interview

There is one struggle that transcends my coaching clients – both seasoned and new lawyers: how to relate to a prospective client on a human level in an initial interview.
By Paulette Pommells
Tags: interview


Z is for “Zapping” Your Schedule for Success

There are only 24 hours in a day. Time is a finite resource. While it’s possible to squeeze out a few more hours of work, we need to trade that time in for something else.
By Paulette Pommells
Tags: time management, scheduling, career coach

I chose Paulette's services out of two options for career coaching offered to me after I wasn't hired back, and I'm so glad I made the right choice! She has a unique approach to coaching and offers wonderful online materials, which were really helpful in preparing my applications and getting ready for interviews. Furthermore, since they were online, I could go back and review them at any time I wanted. These materials were supplemented by my one-on-one sessions with Paulette, where she helped me gain a better understanding of both myself and what I wanted out of my legal career in the short- and long-term. I ended up getting my first job as a lawyer one month after my call to the bar. Paulette really knows how to work with young lawyers and I would highly recommend her!end-quote

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