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Popular LinkedIn WC Forum Announces Name Change

St. Louis, MO (CompNewsNetwork) - The largest workers' compensation group on business networking site LinkedIn.com has announced it has a new name. The "Workers' Compensation Forum" will now be known as the WORK COMP ANALYSIS GROUP. According to Mark Walls, owner and moderator of the...

Law Firm Marketing Tip: How to Make Networking Events Work for You

Networking works best if it is done with “marketing aforethought.” Here’s your game plan for an effective networking event. Where to Go The best meetings for networking are the ones your clients and referral sources go to. Every person in business belongs to a trade association...

Professional Networking, Job Finding & Interview Preparation

Tips to help you with Netowrking. Finding Jobs and Preparing for the Interview View Previously Recorded Webinar

Basic Networking Tips

Do you feel uncomfortable networking? Maybe better questions include: Do you enjoy helping friends and acquaintances? Are you a good listener? Do you like to party?? Then, you may be better at networking than you think. So, maybe it is the word "networking" that is the culprit. Think of it...

Career Planning: Building Your Professional Network

Building Your Professional Network is part of our ongoing Career Planning Series with Ron Fox, Esq Now that you have focused on the type of position you are seeking, you will be able to provide clear guidance to those who want to help you. But setting your goals, writing a resume, and having many...

Do YOUR Networking Plans Require Real People?

Thanks to the social media phenomenon - LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and the rest - some lawyers may think they're doing all the networking they need on the Internet. After all, when you invite other business associates to be part of your online contact network, or they invite you, the creation...

Building and Tracking Your Network

A large part of being productive is actually having something to work on . As a new associate, this will usually mean that people are piling matters in your inbox for you to handle. But maybe not. There are an abundance of stories out involving associates shut in their offices hoping that no one notices...

Social media for introverts - Guest post by Paul S. Grabowski

I have worked with Paul Grabowski, Esq. at two well known Texas law firms, Andrews Kurth and Porter Hedges , where he led the marketing departments. He just wrote this post for Thom Singer's blog (Thom Singer is also an Andrews Kurth marketing team alum), which should resonate with many of the...

Use Networking to the Maximum at Conferences

Okay, you've decided it's time to do some networking at a conference. The first thing you need to do is identify the right conferences to attend. Those would be ones that your clients and/or referral sources attend. If your main referral sources are other lawyers, you would want to go to...

Network Your Way Through Law School

Toss the apple aside and get your head out of those books - building your professional future requires more than exceptional grades. While being at the top of the class is an important criterion for many opportunities, standing out among a pile of high GPAs can be a battle. Below is some advice for building...

Tips for More Effective Networking: The 20/20 Rule

The Rule : Get to events 20 minutes early, and stay 20 minutes after it is over!! Simple huh. I usually do not link to articles or posts by consultants who refer to themselves as gurus, experts, the best or top anything. I routinely pass their stuff up, because it usually isn't that good, but...

Adopt the 20/20 Rule for More Effective Networking

The Rule : Get to events 20 minutes early, and stay 20 minutes after it is over!! Simple huh. I usually do not link to articles or posts by consultants who refer to themselves as gurus, experts, the best or top anything. I routinely pass their stuff up, because it usually isn't that good, but...

Finding and Landing the Job You Want: Podcast with Career Counselor, Sheila Nielsen

On this edition, Sheila Nielsen, attorney and career counselor with Nielsen Career Consulting discusses how finding and landing the job you want in the legal field is similar to a quest. She talks about ways to network, how to find natural counselors and how to turn an informational interview into a...

Building Your Network for Success

A referral network does not just happen. Like everything else in legal marketing, it takes work. William Melater, the Dis-Associate contributing author on Attorney at Work , tells us that it doesn't matter where you went to school or your class rank. What does matter, if you are to "be successful...

How to Remember Names when Networking

"It's on the tip of my tongue." Whichever company you work for, whatever industry you're in, there are always going to be more faces than you can possibly put a name to. Which makes for some awkward moments everywhere from the elevator to the company holiday party, to chance encounters...

Remembering Names when Networking

Of all the skills you need for networking, few are as basic as the simple art of remembering someone's name. And few things have the potential to seriously annoy people more if you happen to get it wrong. While we recently covered some options for what to do if you forget a name , the ideal scenario...

Networking to Get—and Keep—Your Law Firm Job

The number one way to land a legal job-or any job, for that matter-is through networking. Whether you're on the hunt for your first position or looking to make a lateral move, honing your networking skills and taking advantage of networking opportunities is essential. But don't think you're...

Networking in Six Minutes or Less

Last week, more than 100 attorneys and other legal professionals congregated at the New York City Bar Association for its first Speed Networking event. Much like speed dating, speed networking matches participants with the types of individuals they most want to meet based on profiles filled out before...

No Boundaries – RIMS 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq. The annual conference held by the Risk and Insurance Management Society is being held April 15 through April 18 at the Philadelphia Convention Center and, as always, is anticipated to be the biggest gathering of insurance professionals all year. With more than 120 sessions...

Eight Reasons Why Lawyers Resist Effective Networking--How to Show Your True Value

Job searching today is different than in the past for lawyers - find news ways to show that you stand out as a good investment for employers. Grappling with the job search process? Wrap your mind around the paradox of legal job searches in the current economy In today's job market, many law...

Wisconsin: Attorney’s “Rainmaking and Networking” In Connection With Harley-Davidson Rally Was Not Sufficiently Connected to Employment to Support Claim.

A Wisconsin appellate court affirmed a finding by the state’s Labor and Industry Review Commission that had concluded an attorney was not performing services growing out of and incidental to his employment at the time he was involved in a motorcycle accident that rendered him a quadriplegic. The...

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