Specific Ideas for Fostering Long-Term Mentoring Relationships 

This week marks the end of most 2021 summer associate programs across the country. Earlier this summer, I had the pleasure of presenting to a dozen law firms’ law students, teaching them how to thrive and get the most out of their experiences.    During our trainings, I heard many express their desire to forge strong relationships … Continued

Are Your Team Members Prepared for In-Person Collaboration?

I’m a bit worried about our return to in-person work. My concern goes beyond whether or not we should wear masks indoors or stagger days in the office to enhance in-person distancing.  No, my concern is more about regaining the subtler forms of human interaction that have been stunted over the past year of Zoom calls … Continued

Tips and Tools to Make the Rest of 2021 Success-Filled

Welcome to July! The second half of 2021 is here. Most of us have spent the past 16 months in “survival mode.” This level of uncertainty has prevented us from planning for what we really want from our lives. Now that we feel safer and more certain about our future, it is a good time to identify … Continued

The Key to Thriving is Managing Your Fear 

I still viscerally remember how scared I was when the financial crisis started in 2008. The phones literally stopped ringing and I feared losing my company. When this crisis arrived, I focused on managing my mind and not letting my fear hijack me. As I reflect on the past pandemic year, I realize that this … Continued

What’s Your Compelling Story?

We all have a story that illustrates the essence of who we are, what experiences we have accumulated on our journey, and what motivates us. Whether you are interviewing for a new role or helping to market your firm the story needs to resonate to build credibility and trust with others. I just completed an … Continued

5 Insights on Our 25th Anniversary!

Today marks 25 years since I launched Wisnik Career Enterprises. I left a secure job as the Director of Recruiting and Training at one of the country’s top law firms because I saw a market and needs I could serve. I was 33 years old, my husband had just launched his own legal practice, and … Continued

Please Don’t Make the Same Mistake I Did!

This week marks one year since we went into lockdown. I still remember March 13, my last day in the office, well. We packed up a few files to bring home and assumed we would be back in just a few weeks. March 2020 felt like the longest month. I was very grateful to have … Continued

That Voice in Your Head Is a Trouble-Making Bully!

Have you ever noticed that when you are about to take on a new challenge, be it a job search or major project at work, your critical inner voice speaks up loudly and says something like, “Who do you think you are, reaching so high and taking on a big challenge like that?” We all … Continued

Networking Primer

It’s hard to believe that we are one month away from one year of working from home due to COVID. Whether you’ve been in the workforce for decades or entered in the past few years, having a strong professional network is vital, especially during uncertain times. In my eBook, Your Fairy Job Mentor’s Secrets for … Continued