My Time Management Struggles (Part 2) – The Power of No

Power of No

In my last post on time management I discussed my struggles and journey to reclaim my calendar.  My journey had gotten as far as understanding why I was in a time crisis and developing…

My Time Management Struggles – 3 Steps to Reclaim Your Calendar

Lost Time

With the title of this article, my secret is out.  I struggle with time management.  I feel like the cobbler whose children have no shoes.  I run a career advice blog and encourage law…

To Thrive in Biglaw, You Need a Sponsor

Career Support System

When we think of career guidance and support we tend to think of mentors – seasoned veterans willing to impart wisdom on an ongoing basis. But to be successful at your law firm, you need…

7 Questions to Ask Your Work Process Mentor

7 questions to ask your work process mentor

The learning curve for young lawyers is steep. You not only have to learn the law, but must also balance speed with accuracy. Early on you are encouraged to “take as much time as…

You Can’t Live A Double Life Online

Online Double Life

Some law students have 2 Facebook (or Twitter) accounts: one for the job hunt and one intended for friends. But can you actually maintain a double life online? More accurately: Can you post your revealing…

Happy New Year – Resolve to Be Yourself

resolve to be yourself

Happy New Year Blueprint JD Readers!  Yes, this is the requisite New Year’s Resolutions post. But no, I am not going to talk about getting fit, being less stressed, or all the other feel-good,…

Want to Find the Right Legal Careerpath? Start with Your Talents.

career planning venn diagram

We often choose careerpaths for external reasons such as legacy, prestige or pay. We then dive in, only to find ourselves unhappy a few years down the road and looking to reinvent. But what if…

How to Survive Biglaw with ‘Career Warfare’

Blueprint JD Book Review

Who knew that one of the most useful books about surviving Biglaw rarely mentions it?  A colleague recommended that I read Career Warfare: 10 Rules for Building Your Successful Personal Brand on the Business…

Painless Personal Branding for Law Students

My decision to pay attention to my own personal branding was motivated by fear.   I know that personal branding has a whole host of career benefits.  But those benefits didn’t have me up on…

Achievement Etiquette – Taboo Topics for Law Students

The recent release of bar exam results serves as a poignant reminder of the need for empathy and tact when discussing law school achievements.  While some folks are shouting “ESQURE” to the world on…