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Unemployment remained low and steady at 3.7% in August.

TOP 3 Takeaways From The August Jobs Report
  • The 130,000 jobs added were fewer than forecast.
  • Average hourly earnings increased by 0.4% in August and 3.2% over the year, better than expected.
  • Labor force participation also increased, rising to 63.2% and tying its highest level since August 2013.
Friday, 13 September, 2019
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“The plug-and-play technical accountability of an e-discovery professional is largely measured by the software certification status that individual achieves and maintains.”
TOP 3 e-Discovery Tasks A Paralegal Is Most Often Asked To Do
  • Creating, running, and maintaining searches and search templates
  • Spotting/resolving any issues with data loads, such as corrupted files or missing metadata
  • Acting as Case Manager by organizing a database for review

Tip of the Week and TOP 3 courtesy of “5 Ways Paralegals Can Quickly Sharpen their eDiscovery Skills,” authored by Jim Gill for JDSupra

Wednesday, 04 September, 2019
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Fewer than five percent of net new ESI jobs are in-house corporate positions.

TOP 3 Things To Know About In-House Corporate Legal Tech Hiring
  • Privacy and security jobs are abundant at major corporations right now.
  • Corporate ESI jobs are largely outsourced to vendors and many that are not are contract positions for niche skills sets or overflow coverage.
  • Corporate ESI jobs value collections, legal hold, and ECA skills more than traditionally-demanded processing, hosting, and production skills.
Tuesday, 27 August, 2019
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Bad data causes company anxiety.

TOP 3 Consequences of Bad Data
  • Lost opportunities
  • Lost income
  • Damaged relationships
Wednesday, 21 August, 2019
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TRU has found that candidates who reschedule interviews are 85% less likely to receive an offer for that position.

TOP 3 Agency Pet Peeves
  • Candidates who have typos in their resume that are immediately identifiable by a red underline in MS Word.
  • Candidates or clients who reschedule interviews the day of.
  • Candidates who go dark and do not respond to scheduling requests for over 24 hours.
Wednesday, 14 August, 2019
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Americans switching jobs are getting bigger raises than those staying put.

TOP 3 Facts On Job Hopping Right Now
  • Wage growth has averaged 5.3% for those taking new positions.
  • Companies in tech and construction are giving the largest pay raises.
  • The growth in pay is being driven by a very tight labor market.
Wednesday, 07 August, 2019
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Last year, data surpassed oil as the world’s most valuable commodity.

TOP 3 Takeaways From Netflix’s “The Great Hack”
  • Consumer data is now the most valuable asset any organization can possess.
  • Think before you click.
  • Data is leveraged not only to learn about your habits as a consumer, but to influence your habits as a consumer.
Wednesday, 31 July, 2019
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A thank you note after an interview is essential; TRU recommends sending one by email rather than handwritten.

TOP 3 Reasons An Emailed Thank You Is Best
  • Timeliness matters more than paper stock.
  • Word choices matter more than your hand writing (and in some cases poor handwriting can actually be a turn-off).
  • Snail mail is too slow and overnighting a thank you letter comes off as oddly aggressive.
Wednesday, 24 July, 2019
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It is sometimes better to be wrong when asked for an opinion in a team meeting than to remain silent.

TOP 3 Reasons To Speak Up, Even If You May Be Wrong
  • It indicates you are listening and engaged in the conversation at hand.
  • An incorrect answer can only be corrected if it is made known.
  • It shows courage and a willingness to be a participant not just an observer.
Wednesday, 17 July, 2019