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.
You know the drill. Your department wants to hire a new counsel to senior counsel-level attorney. You don’t want someone too junior who will need training and struggle to operate independently. But you are not offering a management level role with a high salary, so many good candidates will be...
Superficial impressions are important when hiring. But go beyond your gut and try to get a deeper sense of the person before you hire. Remember, it's a close, long-term relationship.
What do inside counsel enjoy most about their jobs? According to our Career Satisfaction Survey, your #1 answer is “intellectual stimulation.”
Last month, I wrote about gaining access to executive level relationships. Staying with our theme of climbing the law department ladder, I offer a specific tip as this month’s column. It will generate positive recognition within your company via attending an event that also gives you exposure externally.
The early responses to our survey are clear on one point. The vast majority of you want to climb the proverbial corporate ladder.
What specifically makes a career as inside counsel rewarding and satisfying? We want to know—we'd like you to answer our career writer's poll.
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.
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.
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...
If the rut is short-term and originates from a sense of exhaustion or frustration with a particular project, I offer three suggestions: