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Mentoring and Retention

Candidates' reasons for moving positions are always varied and personal; however, when speaking to candidates about why they are interested in making a move, there is one reason that I hear raised time and time again: lack of mentorship.

By |2017-05-17T15:23:04+00:00April 15th, 2016|Career Development|Comments Off on Mentoring and Retention

Fish Out of Water: Tips on How to Succeed as a Lateral Hire

It is a mistake to think that the hard work is done once you have signed your offer letter; this is actually just the beginning of the process of joining your new firm. Becoming a passive participant in the process after signing the offer letter can create problems and feelings of disappointment on both sides.

By |2017-05-17T15:23:04+00:00March 21st, 2016|Career Development|Comments Off on Fish Out of Water: Tips on How to Succeed as a Lateral Hire

Risk and Rain

While your personal level of risk tolerance should of course be a factor that gets weighed in any major decision, including a career change, I do think we should all remember that sometimes it takes a little risk to make it rain.

By |2017-05-17T15:23:04+00:00November 9th, 2015|Career Development|Comments Off on Risk and Rain

Sponsorship is Key to Navigating the Path to Partnership

A common mistake is confusing your mentor with your sponsor. While a mentor is a key part of your professional team who will provide advice, guidance and maybe even get you on a few files, they will not be the one petitioning the partnership when it comes to your annual review and advancement decisions. That is the role of a sponsor.

By |2017-05-17T15:23:04+00:00July 28th, 2015|Career Development|Comments Off on Sponsorship is Key to Navigating the Path to Partnership