The Dangers Of Perfectionism

In my upcoming book, Your Fairy Job Mentor’s Secrets for Success, I devote an entire chapter to the dangers of perfectionism. I thought could be helpful to share it with you as we begin another year. Over the past 30 years of working with Big Law professionals, whom I love, I’ve observed that many smart, … Continued

Silver Linings From 2020

I like to spend the last week of the year reflecting on the year that just passed and setting goals for the new year. As I reflect on 2020, I have to acknowledge that I was able to achieve few of the goals I wrote down last December, including placing 30 professionals (we placed 12), … Continued

Happy Thanksgiving & Why the Secret to Living Is Giving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I still remember my family’s first Thanksgiving eight months after we arrived in the USA. I was in first grade and came home to tell them that we had to celebrate and needed to buy a turkey. They didn’t know what I was referring to because there are no turkeys … Continued

What New Skills Have You Acquired During COVID?

The pandemic has been challenging and disruptive, but I have also viewed this time as an opportunity for new learning.  Every time I realize I don’t have the skills required, I say to myself “time to learn a new COVID skill!” What new COVID skills did you develop over the last seven months? When lockdown … Continued

What’s REALLY Safe?

These are strange times we are living in. For the first time ever, my law firm recruiter friends can take a two week vacation in August. “Back to school” means kids might only be in a classroom two days a week. For me, an “oddity” that I am witnessing is having really good roles to … Continued

Two Suggestions for Managing Your Mental Well-Being

It’s August and the uncertainty the pandemic has caused still remains five months later. I have been thinking a lot about the emotional toll COVID has reaped. As I speak to clients, I hear fatigue and a low-grade depression. In the same sentence where they acknowledge how lucky they are to have a job and … Continued

How to Make Big Decisions

Over the past few weeks, I have received three calls I had never experienced before. They were each from an industry leader in marketing, recruiting and PD whom I’d known for more than twenty years. They called to ask me if they should take the buyout package their firms were offering. None of these women, … Continued

What Do Your Summer Associates Find Most Challenging?

Most firms are conducting virtual summer programs for the first time ever. Although most law students are happy to have a job and get paid this summer, there are definitely challenges that arise from working from home for those new to law firms. As I conduct training programs for summer associates nationwide to help them … Continued

My 57th Birthday Thoughts, and a Big Favor

It’s our ninth week of working from home and the world looks a lot different than it did in when we began 2020. Today is my 57th Birthday and a good time to reflect on the past 24 years since I launched Wisnik Career Enterprises, Inc., as well as the past two months of running … Continued