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  • Mr. Jones from ABC is calling???????

    25/10/2018

    Dear Justy   I love your column and think you have a lot of useful information.    Here’s my question: I’m a 3rd year foreign attorney working at big company. We get ... read more

    Work-life balance

    24/10/2018

    Dear Justy   Thank you for your column….give it to me straight   I’m a 4th year Bengoshi at a big firm and I’m looking forward to going overseas for an LLM.   My wo... read more

    Breaking the myth: The one page resume

    09/10/2018

    Dear Justy, I am now starting my job search and now preparing my resume. I remember that I have always been told to keep my resume to one page. Is that still true? Rega... read more

    Breaking the myth: Working with multiple agencies

    09/08/2018

    We find that many candidates, when looking for work, will often prefer to work with multiple agents, wrongly assuming that it will increase their chances in their job sea... read more

    Saying No

    17/07/2018

    Dear Justy I get a lot of calls from recruiters and it's driving me crazy. There is one persistent lady who keeps calling me every couple of weeks, despite me not wantin... read more

    LLM, or no LLM?

    27/04/2018

    Dear Justy, This is my 3rd year with my law firm and things are going well so far. The work is satisfying, the firm is great, and I am learning a lot. However, the long... read more

    Get your family involved in your job search

    27/04/2018

    Dear Justy, I am finding myself in a difficult situation. I am in the final stages of an interviewing process for my dream job and, while discussing this matter with my ... read more

    So you want to hire an in-house lawyer…

    19/04/2018

    I regularly hear grumbles and growls about how difficult it is to hire a good lawyer for an in-house role.  Let me kick this off with an example:   "Our company is the ... read more

    Be Prepared For Your Job Search

    04/04/2017

    Dear Justy  I’m having a dilemma and I need some advice. I’m looking for a new job and I want to work with a recruiter because they have good market information but I do... read more

    Avoiding Word of Mouth

    31/01/2017

    Dear Justy  I need some advice. I am an associate at an international law firm in Tokyo and have been for some years. Things aren’t terrible for me right now, and I’m no... read more

    Don’t forget your personality

    12/12/2016

    Dear Justy,Your assistance is needed. I’m a good lawyer but I am struggling to find the role I want. I have a great background, graduating from a top 5 law school before ... read more

    Negotiating against yourself – what could go wrong?

    30/08/2016

    Dear Justy I need your help. I just started the hiring process with a company I really like and I already have the final interview scheduled for next week. Things are re... read more