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    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

    Don’t be so trusting

    17/05/2016

    Dear Justy,I don’t understand recruiters. I get calls every so often from recruiters whom I have never spoken to before but they tell me I would be great for a search the... read more

    The Reference Trap

    24/08/2015

    Dear Justy,I’ve been applying for a job for which I’m very well suited and things were going smoothly. The last step was a reference check but since then the company has ... read more

    How can I know if I can really trust my recruiter?

    20/08/2015

    Dear Justy,Love the column and all the advice. One question has been bothering me for a long time now and I hope you can shine some light on this.There are a lot of recru... read more

    Scarcity of Banking Legal jobs, moves in-house MNC and maybe a new strategy

    09/02/2015

    Dear Justy,I studied hard and well and got into a great school. I was hired by a top firm and have been doing long hours on complex deals and my CV looks great. I had alw... read more

    Lawyers, Regulatory & the two-step

    20/11/2014

    Dear Justy Dog,A big bark out to you and your column. Love it. Any plans for a movie deal?I have a so-so career going. I’m a mid-level associate at a big 4 Japanese firm.... read more

    Moving In-House

    08/10/2014

    Dear Justy Dog,I have been slogging it out at my law firm here in Tokyo for the past four years. I like the firm, my colleagues are friendly and intelligent, and I am pai... read more

    The Gaiben question

    30/09/2014

    Dear Justy Dog, I’ve been going to school in Japan since HS. I speak Japanese fluently and think I have more value here than back home. I finally just arrived in Tokyo a... read more