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If you're a candidate receiving an end-of-year bonus, make sure you're communicating to your future employer when that pays out and when you can give notice.

TOP 3 Considerations Regarding Year-End Bonuses While Planning A Job Move
  • Know when your bonus is paid out (and also whether your company is on a fiscal year or calendar year).
  • Know if you must stay for a period of time after your bonus is paid for it to be non-recoverable.
  • Set expectations on what would make you comfortable walking away from all or a portion of your bonus before you get too far into the interview process.
Wednesday, 16 December, 2020
TRU Tips

Zooming can be far more exhausting than making phone calls all day.

TOP 3 Ways To Stay Fresh On Zoom All Day
  • Space your Zooms with at least a 30 minute break in-between.
  • Clarify attire prior to the Zoom (getting dressed up when everyone else is casual can be even more exhausting).
  • Have your Zoom room set up so the space does not require rearranging or modification for professionalism.
Wednesday, 09 December, 2020
TRU Tips

The best email signatures include all of your contact information.

TOP 3 Pieces Of Information To Include In Your Email Signature:
  • Email address
  • Direct and mobile phone lines with clear indication which is which
  • LinkedIn profile link—use LinkedIn’s custom URL feature to remove the random numbers and streamline the link
Wednesday, 02 December, 2020
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Exclusively retaining a staffing agency indicates to candidates that an employer is serious about the search.

TOP 3 Career Questions To Reflect On Over Thanksgiving
  • Am I happy in my current position with my current employer?
  • Am I valued and recognized for my contributions?
  • Do I have a clear path to career advancement?
Wednesday, 25 November, 2020
TRU Tips

Privacy jobs are shifting to corporate and away from law firms.

TOP 3 Reasons Privacy Jobs Are Moving From Law Firms To Corporations
  • Privacy's value is beginning to supersede simply compliance and beginning to now affect brand reputation.
  • Necessity for repeatable processes in privacy by design demands talent in greater abundance for corporations.
  • Outside counsel is too expensive and certain outsourced tasks can/should be internalized as they are not holistically legal functions.
Wednesday, 18 November, 2020
TRU Tips

Few passive job seekers will embrace or accept a pay cut simply when relocating to a new geography that has a lower cost of living.

TOP 3 Reasons Talent Is Moving Out Of Big Cities Right Now
  • Fewer people mean a lower risk of COVID infection.
  • Employers are subscribing to virtual employment and talent wants to take advantage of that opportunity to move.
  • Candidates want lower cost-of-living locations without reduction in salary to elevate their lifestyle, education, and investment opportunities.
Tuesday, 10 November, 2020
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People tend to invest in those who invest in themselves.

TOP 3 Cities Where Law Firms Are Looking To Relocate e-Discovery Talent
  • Charleston, SC
  • Seattle, WA
  • Raleigh & Durham, NC
Wednesday, 04 November, 2020
TRU Tips

“Lifestyle contractor” is the term for a candidate that is not interested in employment conversion to a direct hire role.

TOP 3 For Using Personality Testing In The Interview Process
  • If personality tests conducted at the end of the interview process cause you not to hire people you otherwise intended to, move the test to the beginning of the interview process.
  • Make the purpose of a personality test clear to a candidate and let them know how the results will be factored into the hiring decision.
  • Share the results with your new hire when they start. The discussion with an employee on the results are of greater value than the report results.
Wednesday, 28 October, 2020
TRU Tips

Using an exclamation point instead of a comma when making an introduction in an email ("Hi Jane!") signals to the reader the communication might not be an automated email blast.

TOP 3 Stark Changes from Q3 to Q4 2020’s Legaltech Job Market
  • Good candidates are once again entertaining multiple offers.
  • Hiring cycles are returning to pre-pandemic timelines.
  • Direct hiring headcount is opening, but contract-to-hire onboarding is increasingly the employer preference for new hires.
Wednesday, 21 October, 2020