Learning Resilience

Nov 16, 2013 By: Donna Gerson

I recently applied for a job that I thought would match my skills perfectly with the needs of the employer. The employer

Slow Down! Some Email Etiquette Tips

Nov 2, 2013 By: Donna Gerson

While email offers speed and accessibility, one of the best pieces of advice I give law students is “slow down!” Before you

Three Tips To Schedule Networking Time

Oct 16, 2013 By: Donna Gerson

Networking doesn’t just happen. You need to schedule yourself by setting aside time each week to expand and strengthen your network. By

Book Recommendation – “The Right Moves: Job Search and Career Development Strategies for Lawyers”

Oct 2, 2013 By: Donna Gerson

A good career advice book can help motivate you when you’re in a slump.  Valerie Fontaine’s The Right Moves offers great advice

The Numbers Game

Sep 18, 2013 By: Donna Gerson

When I endorse informational interviewing as a proven job search tactic, I typically receive negative feedback from students.  “I don’t need information,

The “N” Word

Sep 4, 2013 By: Donna Gerson

Networking.  You hear about it all the time; you may roll your eyes and try to ignore it.  Love it or hate

Money Matters

Aug 19, 2013 By: Donna Gerson

When I graduated from law school, I shouldered a mountain of student loan debt.  It took some time, but my husband and

Practicing Law in Small-Town America: Is “Green Acres” The Place for You?

Aug 5, 2013 By: Donna Gerson

My first book, Choosing Small, Choosing Smart (NALP, 3rd edition), grew out of my desire to teach law students and recent graduates

168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think

Jul 16, 2013 By: Donna Gerson

Time management can be a huge challenge for law students and lawyers.  We juggle a seemingly endless set of demands and there

A Little Bit Every Day Makes a Difference

Jul 2, 2013 By: Donna Gerson

For the past year, I have been taking piano lessons and reacquainting myself with the repertoire that I studied thirty years ago

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