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When asked a hypothetical on an interview, attempt to redirect the answer with a specific example from your work history that addresses the intent behind the interviewer’s question.

TOP 3 April Jobs Report Takeaways
  • 266,000 jobs were added – that means the U.S. is still down about 4 million jobs from its pre-pandemic peak, with 9.8 million still unemployed.
  • Unemployment rate rose to 6.1% from 6% as labor-force participation rate ticked up to 61.7% from 61.5%, which means a few more Americans started looking for work.
  • Americans are trying to come back to work – 2.8 million Americans said the pandemic was the main reason they didn’t look for work in April, but that’s down from 3.7 million people in March.
Wednesday, 12 May, 2021
TRU Tips

San Francisco is the most difficult city to hire both privacy and ESI talent.

TOP 3 Ways To Sift Through A Pile Of Resumes
  • Read through not just for what they did, but how they impacted a business.
  • Look for resumes with a strong career summary at the top that articulates who the candidate is and what they have achieved.
  • Maintain a zero-tolerance policy for formatting, grammatical, and typographical errors.
Tuesday, 04 May, 2021
TRU Tips

Privacy pros: The biggest client critique of high level privacy program and product leader candidates that interviewed in Q1 was that they spent too much time on hypotheticals and not enough time on actual accomplishments.

TOP 3 Ways To Articulate What You’ve Done, Instead Of What You Know
  • Ground every interview answer with an example of work you have performed (“A perfect example of showing leadership under pressure was when I…”)
  • Use questions or comments from interviewers as a means to redirect to examples from your past that reflect shared experiences (“That reminds me of the time I…”)
  • Refuse to hypothesize! (“I’m not sure what I would do in that situation, but I had a similar situation in which XYZ occurred and the way I responded was…”)
Wednesday, 28 April, 2021
TRU Tips

West Coast Project Managers in e-discovery are commanding a premium in compensation.

TOP 3 Reasons West Coast Talent Is In Peak Demand
  • Employers are using PST-based talent to cover shift transitions for global clients.
  • More U.S.-based ESI vendors and law firms have global clients now than ever before.
  • Talent is simply more scarce in the West.
Thursday, 22 April, 2021
TRU Tips

ESI Project Manager salaries at law firms and corporations are now averaging $140K-160K.

TOP 3 Reasons ESI PM Salaries Will Experience Inflation In Mid-Q2
  • Demand is too high and active supply is insufficient for vendors and consulting firms.
  • Law firms and corporations are now paying more money by 20% on average for ESI project managers.
  • Many ESI PMs are exiting the space and moving into tertiary disciplines like privacy, security, and governance.
Wednesday, 14 April, 2021
TRU Tips

The best way to train a salesperson is to help them make a sale.

TOP 3 Most Successful Sales Training Strategies In ESI
  • Shadowing a top performer (“apprenticing”)
  • Starting as an Account Manager and moving into Sales
  • Converting Project Managers into Account Managers, then moving them to Sales
Wednesday, 07 April, 2021
TRU Tips

Employers want job seekers to articulate the milestones achieved or obstacles overcome during the pandemic year on their resume.

TOP 3 Ways To Celebrate Your Pandemic Successes On Your Resume
  • List all new certifications and/or continuing education.
  • Specify what adjustments you made to carry on (working from home, using new communication tools, etc.).
  • Note special projects completed during the pandemic.
Wednesday, 31 March, 2021
TRU Tips

Onboarding contract talent should happen instantly. Employers who let weeks lapse between offer and start date risk losing the contractor.

TOP 3 Ways To Onboard Temps Instantly
  • Run background checks prior to extending an offer, where not prohibited by law.
  • Gather any equipment needed for your new contract hire to get started before extending an offer and send out as soon as it is accepted and background check is cleared.
  • Communicate with your IT team to make sure all permissions and access can be granted quickly and efficiently once the hire has started.
Wednesday, 24 March, 2021
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The pandemic has forced changes to the way we work. Some changes are temporary; some will endure.

TOP 3 “Before & After” From The Pandemic In Legaltech
  • Before, office culture was defined by space. After, office culture is defined by time.
  • Before, water cooler improvisation was the norm. After, moments of collaborative ingenuity must be scheduled.
  • Before, interviewing was about polish. After, interviewing is about authenticity.
Wednesday, 17 March, 2021