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Historically, when industry-specific verticals become dominated by a single technology or educational institution, certifications from those providers become the standard means of employer measurement and validation for skills and experience needed to quickly hire in a contract capacity.

Top 3 Reasons To Apply For TRU’s Scholarship Program
  • Possessing the certifications in our program has proven to increase the compensation potential of individuals who hold them.
  • Taking the time to self-reflect and evaluate yourself and your goals is a critical exercise and our application process demands that of each individual. Take the time to reflect and apply!
  • Free is free! It costs nothing to apply and nothing once you win. If cost is your barrier to gaining certification and training, there is no excuse not to apply!
Wednesday, 21 February, 2018
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The TRU Staffing Partners Scholarship Program is a merit-based program, and applications are considered independent of your financial need. This makes the essay component the key factor in your application, so take the time to be thoughtful in your essay.

Top 3 Tips For Writing Your TRU Scholarship Essay
  • Your writing skills are being evaluated, so you must doublecheck your grammar and spelling. Compose your email in Word where you can run a spellcheck before pasting it into the application.
  • The reviewers want to know how additional education or certification from the scholarship will help advance your career, so be sure to connect these dots explicitly.
  • Make it personal. Include an anecdote or some background information that shows your personality so that your application stands out from the crowd and becomes memorable.
Wednesday, 14 February, 2018
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For many, Legalweek is an exercise in rekindling and maintaining existing relationships, not making new ones. For buyers of software and services, the desire to find out of the box new solutions is a key driver for attendance.

Top 3 Takeaways From Legalweek New York 2018
  • AI and security remain the hot topics for legal technology in 2018 with GDPR and Information Governance also garnering significant attention with EU privacy deadlines.
  • There was tremendous buzz around cloud e-discovery software providers raising large amounts of venture capital, specifically Logikcull and Disco, as well as curiosity around how much market share they actually have captured away from the dominant player in the space, Relativity, whose RelativityOne offering continues to gain subscribers.
  • The vendor floor was at its thinnest in years with notable absences from household brand names in e-discovery, a lack of meaningful participation from the cybersecurity vendors, and less foot traffic from attendees. Many vendors had events off-site from the show to capitalize on the swarms of potential clients congregating in New York for the conference.
Wednesday, 07 February, 2018
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Sales staffing in ESI is all about timing—not the client’s timing, but the candidate’s timing. Smart ESI companies are always looking for sales talent and ready to move on that talent when and if they become available.

Top 3 Observations On Legalweek Advertising
  • DISCO, a growing cloud hosted review platform software provider, has purchased almost all of the Hilton lobby advertising real estate with large and clever posters at every entrance and on every structural column at Legalweek.
  • Epiq/DTI (now notably Epiq Global), the most powerful and dominant player in the ESI industry, was not a core sponsor this year and had minimal advertising throughout the show. The change in ad space visibility seems indicative of changes in Legalweek's power over buyers as a venue for making new deals happen.
  • ACEDS has a strong presence this year, including a circulating vendor bingo card that promotes their brand as well as their strategic partners, which include Compliance DS, Relativity, Cloud9, TRU, and others.
Wednesday, 31 January, 2018
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A cyber range is a virtual environment that is used for cyberwarfare training and cyber technology development—like a shooting range. Cyber ranges are controlled virtual environments where operational conditions and defense performance results may be replicated to reduce failures and errors.

Top 3 Practical Tips For Lunch Or Dinner Interviews
  • Avoid ordering food you eat with your hands. Sometimes eating can be messy. Avoid that awkward moment of spillage or taking too big a bite and order something you can eat with a fork and knife.
  • Stick to a two-drink maximum. If the client orders a drink, you may want to as well, but do not feel pressure to do so. Nurse a beer or a cocktail if you must, but don’t have more than two drinks. You are there to do business, not party.
  • Request a table in the back. Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to hear the person across the table from you or not being able to speak candidly over a meal because it is too loud or too public a table space. Always ask for a table in a quiet place, likely near the back against a wall.
Wednesday, 24 January, 2018
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LinkedIn profiles that have a picture are 11 times more likely to be viewed. Make sure you use a professional photograph as hiring managers may judge your polish and professionalism from your LinkedIn picture.

Top 3 Tips For Using Your Activity Feature On LinkedIn
  • Everything you “like” gets seen on your LinkedIn home page. When someone visits your profile, they can see what you have liked or commented on and may judge you based on that activity in the same way they judge you on your credentials.
  • Everyone in your network gets your likes and comments defaulted into their LinkedIn feed, unless they choose otherwise. Often, if you form habits of liking things that are not relevant or are more personal than professional, people may unfollow you so these posts no longer appear (or clutter) their feed.
  • Mixing personal and professional visibility on LinkedIn can be powerful for getting lots of attention, but is potentially damaging in establishing your personal brand. If you are looking to have lots of people comment on or like your post, that's fine, but remember that quantity doesn’t mean quality and some people take the unspoken covenant that LinkedIn should be for professional use only very seriously.
Wednesday, 17 January, 2018
TRU Tips

LinkedIn profiles that have a picture are 11 times more likely to be viewed. Make sure you use a professional photograph as hiring managers may judge your polish and professionalism from your LinkedIn picture.

Top 3 Tips For Using Your Activity Feature On LinkedIn
  • Everything you “like” gets seen on your LinkedIn home page. When someone visits your profile, they can see what you have liked or commented on and may judge you based on that activity in the same way they judge you on your credentials.
  • Everyone in your network gets your likes and comments defaulted into their LinkedIn feed, unless they choose otherwise. Often, if you form habits of liking things that are not relevant or are more personal than professional, people may unfollow you so these posts no longer appear (or clutter) their feed.
  • Mixing personal and professional visibility on LinkedIn can be powerful for getting lots of attention, but is potentially damaging in establishing your personal brand. If you are looking to have lots of people comment on or like your post, that's fine, but remember that quantity doesn’t mean quality and some people take the unspoken covenant that LinkedIn should be for professional use only very seriously.
Wednesday, 10 January, 2018
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Practice patience in the new year; just because you aren’t where you want to be right now doesn’t mean you’re not well on your way to getting there.

Top 3 Resolutions For ESI And Cyber Professionals In 2018
  • Embrace each other’s disciplines; cybersecurity and e-discovery professionals are on a collision course and will continue to be more intertwined in the coming year.
  • Learn new skills; the skills that helped you get you to where you are today may not be the same skills that elevate your growth potential in the year ahead.
  • Get out more; visibility is credibility and being seen within your community at shows, conferences, and training events is critical to accelerated growth potential.
Wednesday, 03 January, 2018
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The year 2018 will be the year of "e-discovery AND..." What is your "and?"

Top 3 Things eDiscovery Pros Need To Learn in 2018
  • Privacy/GDPR
  • Cybersecurity
  • Legal blockchain uses
Wednesday, 27 December, 2017