Having trouble finding an associate position now that you are called to the Bar? You’re not alone.

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As I’m wordsmithing 2L applications for the August 22nd deadline, I’m noticing a trend...

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I’ve always liked kaleidoscopes. The fact that a mixture of mirrors and coloured glass can yield so many patterns is beautiful to me.

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Branding is all the talk these days. But not many people, in my experience, think about branding while engaged in a job search.

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A job search post-hireback is a marathon, not a sprint. True to form, many of my clients need a little Gatorade from time to time to get them through a dry spell…

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Hireback season is upon the legal profession. Many hireback decisions haven’t been made just yet…which is why I think it’s prime time for articling students to get organized and prepared for their next steps, whatever they may be.

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I recently spoke about goal-setting with a group of career-minded lawyers at the Ontario Bar Association. While 100% of the group said planning ahead was valuable, only 37% of them had a career plan.

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My last article helped associates to prepare for their evaluations. This is a follow-up to "'E' is for Taking the Frustration out of Associate 'Evaluations'."

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Associates, before you go on holidays, I want you to start thinking about your upcoming evaluations… Not as a reason to stress you out, but as a gentle reminder that you will feel frustrated with yourself if you leave this meeting to chance.

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"Dealing with Difficult People" … that's the title of a program that attracted over 300 lawyers from across Canada in March of this year.

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