TRU Tips

While February was a disappointing month for U.S. job gains, the legal industry was among those that exceeded expectations.

TOP 3 Statistics In February’s Job Report
  • The only sector with significant job outperformance was professional and business services, which added 42,000 positions in the month of February. The sector, which includes lawyers, accountants and consultants, is up more than 530,000 jobs in the past year.
  • The government said the U.S. economy added just 20,000 jobs last month, far short of the 180,000 increase expected by economists polled.
  • February was the worst month for job growth since September 2017.

Tip and Top 3 courtesy of CNBC.com’s article “Here’s where the jobs are — in one chart

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The next webinar in TRU’s "Ask the Expert" series with ACEDS will be held on July 24, 2019 from 1:00-2:00pm ET. TRU Founder & CEO Jared Coseglia and ACEDS Executive Director Mary Mack will present "Your Burning Career Questions." Coseglia and Mack will provide a forum for professionals in e-discovery to come together and ask questions about anything from education and training opportunities, to trends in compensation or hiring practices.

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 13:00
TRU Tips

Having hard conversations strengthens relationships. Ghosting people sends the message that you don’t care.

TOP 3 Reasons Why Tough Conversations Lead To Stronger Relationships
  • Compromise: Difficult professional conversations where parties want different things can often lead to compromise after communication occurs. Demonstrating the ability to compromise is part of any great relationship.
  • Courage: Showing courage to address potential confrontation demonstrates strength in character and conviction.
  • Courtesy: Challenging professional conversations reflect courtesy for others’ time, effort and energy—even if it has been fruitless.
Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 18:00
TRU Tips

Instead of avoiding hesitations a hiring manager might have about your candidacy, address them head on.

TOP 3 Questions To Elicit Hiring Manager Hesitations about your Candidacy
  • Has anyone in the company come from a background like mine and succeeded, and if so, how did they achieve success?.
  • What continuing education opportunities exist at this company that could help me round out my skillset?
  • What concerns do you have about my qualifications, and what would put you at ease about them?
Thursday, 06 June 2019, 09:30