Should you be going back to school?

It’s definitely back to school season and a good time to ask yourself if you should be continuing your education. I am often asked if you need an advanced degree to succeed in law firm marketing or recruiting and my answer is no. If you already have an MBA or JD, great, but getting one … Continued

Three Ways to Start Your Day Off Right

Have you ever noticed that when you start your day off productively, it tends to stay focused? Here are some tips for starting your morning off on the right track: Put something good into the universe right away! Soon after waking up, I’ve gotten into the habit of sending a note, text or email to … Continued

Are You Interviewing Law Students?

Here are some tips for what to focus on when hiring. This summer, I spent a good amount of time traveling the country and teaching interview skills to attorneys at major law firms before they went on campus to recruit new talent. Over the past 23 years, I have conducted interview training for 67 law … Continued

A Q&A with Author Lisa Smith

On-Campus Recruiting begins next week, and I have been traveling around the country to conduct Interviewer Training to help attorneys prepare. This year, many firms are highlighting to recruits their commitment to offering their lawyers well-being resources. This new trend is in response to the ABA Report on the prevalence of mental health disorders and addiction in the … Continued

The Benefits of Informational Interviews

My youngest son is about to graduate from high school and his school requires a senior project that enables students to learn about the work world before they embark on their college education. Most students do internships, but Jake did a series of informational interviews. We have all heard that informational interviews are helpful, but … Continued

The 2019 Law Firm Recruiting & PD Industry Snapshot

We wanted to share the combined findings from our salary surveys in the 2019 Recruiting & PD Wisnik Industry Snapshot. The results are available here. These finding are based on the responses of 508 Legal Recruiting/PD professionals at top law firms in 6 major markets: the Bay Area, Chicago, DC, Los Angeles, New York and … Continued

The Secret to Living a Fulfilling Life

Many of you have read about my immersive year studying with Tony Robbins. One of the things I learned is that success without fulfillment is failure, and that the key to living a fulfilling life is managing one’s mind. That requires that I manage my internal state, no matter what is happening externally. This has been … Continued

Back to the Basics: Tips from a Former Teacher

For the past two years, I’ve been handling office operations and placements for junior candidates at Wisnik. Before coming here, I worked in education, first teaching ESL and then teaching preschool. While that may seem like unorthodox preparation for working with law firm professionals, I’ve found that many of the things I picked up over … Continued