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Mike pens a monthly career advice column in Corporate Counsel magazine.

Check out his most recent columns in Corporate Counsel (law.com) discussing how following your heart may not actually be the path toward your dream job and how ChatGPT can help in a company’s next GC search. He also advises lawyers to take a hard look at where they are in their career.

If you have any topic ideas you would like to see addressed in a future column, please send ideas and suggestions to [email protected].  

Play Offense with Your Career

The toughest part of playing offense is looking in the mirror and being truthful with yourself. Are you “politically in favor” and ascending? Or are you running in place?

AI’S Blueprint for Hiring Your Next General Counsel

I’ve been playing with ChatGPT. I asked the AI tool to list its best practices for companies to follow when hiring a General Counsel. It’s actually a pretty good starting point. The only thing missing from the list is “Hire a Search Firm.”

Looking for Your Dream Job? Don’t Follow Your Heart

Following your heart, in the context of one’s career, usually translates into: “I should be happy at work, and I should move if I’m not.” Getting to a dream attorney job includes, unfortunately, a lot of dues paying and long hours. Following your heart tends to turn into an excuse for job hopping.

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