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The JLD column: Harvey Specter’s email problems

Professional problem solver… …probably isn’t the title you would expect to give to a lawyer, but it’s the unofficial title befitting of my vocation. A common misconception among law students is that practising solicitors pace their offices spouting precedents from the likes of Donoghue v Stephenson or Carlill v Carbollic Smoke Ball. I can tell […]

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Vacation schemes: making a good impression

You’ve bought the best suit money can buy and spent hours perfecting your hair. You may now look the part for vacation schemes but, as career coach and business skills trainer Husnara Begum explains, actions are just as important when trying to create a good first impression.

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The Elevenerife problem: one rule for the ego in the room

Time and time again this comes up, whether in a pitching scenario, a client meeting or a conversation at a networking event – overactive egos need to be subdued. Effective communication requires the following:  a transmitter, a message and a receiver.  For the receiver to successfully hear and understand the message delivered by the transmitter, […]

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