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  • 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