About the Author

Mike Evers

Mike Evers

Mike Evers recruits attorneys for corporate legal departments throughout the United States. Please visit www.everslegal.com. His firm also offers experienced in-house counsel to companies on an adjunct basis. 



Article List

  • Move out

    Leaving the law altogether is by far the most difficult and last of this three part series offering tips for inside counsel who happen to be unhappy.

  • Getting your mojo back—or moving on

    Hopefully, this column is not necessary for you at this time. But we all hit walls on occasion, and if you know someone who is unhappy in his or her career, I encourage you to share this advice.

  • Move on

    This is the second of a three part series designed to offer practical tips for inside counsel who feel unhappy or vulnerable in their current positions. Last month, I presented a few temporary stop gap ideas designed to pick up your personal morale if necessary within your current position. Even...

  • Viagra for your Career

    If the rut is short-term and originates from a sense of exhaustion or frustration with a particular project, I offer three suggestions:

  • Small markets offer big career options

    If you expand your options to include smaller markets, you will indeed find many outstanding career opportunities.

  • Culture fit as a diversity blocker

    I was struck by a recent lunch conversation with a general counsel that took me back to a much earlier time in my career. Hint: I don’t golf.

  • Cybersecurity expertise equals marketability

    Since attorneys with a true mix of legal and IT expertise are in short supply, a real opportunity exists for inside counsel who are willing to do more than just a little homework.

  • Executive coaching: A skeptic is giving it a try

    Using a confidential advisor with whom you can discuss delicate decisions and C-suite politics helps. And after speaking with a few GCs, Mike Evers decides to see what the buzz in executive coaching is about.

  • How ‘Next Step’ GC candidates can put their best foot forward

    “Next Step” candidates are senior level attorneys currently reporting to a General Counsel, but who aspire to the GC role. Here are bullet point tips for overcoming challenges and generally positioning for outside opportunities.

  • Never let ‘em see you sweat

    When you lose your cool with one of your internal clients, with a colleague, with someone in the mailroom, or even an outside service provider, the damage to your reputation is probably worse than you realize.

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