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Should Everyone Be Passive Job Seeking?

Should Everyone Be Passive Job Seeking?

Those are essentially the same steps I would recommend for anyone wanting to network in our industry. Get active in places where Legal Tech folks gather, like LinkedIn, conferences, and networking groups, and volunteer to be a part of some of those same groups. Whether that networking is for career opportunities or just to be connected with people in the field and share tips and information, that’s what I would do.

So, if those actions are what passive job-seeking looks like, we should all be passive job-seeking.

The Obligatory Lessons Learned After Four Months Unemployed
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The Obligatory Lessons Learned After Four Months Unemployed

So after 12 years, I’m back, but it’s very different. Because 12 years is a long time and things change fast around here. This opportunity only came about because I’ve been changing and now have something different to offer, that matches up with how the firm has been changing. I could have resisted learning all these new things over the years, but that would have also limited what I could do going forward. I’m really happy I didn’t do that. It might be the best career move I’ve ever made.

Diverse Workplaces are Flexible Workplaces

Diverse Workplaces are Flexible Workplaces

Eliminate all that time spent commuting, hassling with after-school, Summer Break, sick day childcare, and dealing with office politics, and you just became a massively more attractive place for moms, let alone all women and other people who would benefit from the job being something other than 8-5 in one, singular, location for everyone, every day.

Again, you broaden your labor pool, which broadens your diversity efforts. It’s not rocket science. The more “rules” you have in place, like a full-time return to office policy, the more people will find it difficult to work for you, and the smaller pool of candidates you’ll be choosing from.

An Example of M365 Constantly Changing and an Offer For Those Impacted by Layoffs

An Example of M365 Constantly Changing and an Offer For Those Impacted by Layoffs

You can sign up for a 7-day trial and see all of the paywalled content to see what you’d be getting for your $7 per month subscription. If you’ve been impacted by layoffs, I want to make an offer to you, as someone who’s right there with you. Sign up for a free subscription, and send me an email with your LinkedIn Profile link so I can verify that you have been impacted by layoffs, and I’ll comp you 90 days of a paid subscription.

Shared Links (weekly) July 30, 2023

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