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Dress for the Job you Want….

Published on February 1, 2015, by in Job Search.

Hi All-
Please check out this new service! This is a great way to look your best while networking, interviewing, or on the job. As always, feel free to reach out with any questions.

Ashley Schafer is a Style Advisor for J. Hilburn, a men’s clothing company specializing in customized shirts, suits, trousers, sport coats and a whole line of casual wear for both professional and social wardrobes. The company is about 5 years old, on the Forbes list of top-growing companies, and produces clothes at Nordstrom/Neiman Marcus quality but at a fraction of the cost. The clothes have gotten rave reviews from several major mens’ magazines, have been voted #1 by Esquire magazine for best custom shirt, have been featured in the WSJ, and are getting recognized all over for bringing personal style and convenience to men’s clothing! A perfect brand for those in the legal field!

How it works:
Contact Ashley and make an appointment. She will come to you at home or at work (wherever is most convenient). You will talk about your needs and your style and measure you (10 quick measurements). She will come with lots of style ideas and fabric swatches and make ordering and designing a wardrobe easy.

J. Hilburn is a way to save time, money and the hassle of going to the mall PLUS you get the benefits of having a personal shopper, trained in style and fit who offers excellent quality clothes.

Feel free to check them out www.ashleyschafer.jhilburn.com . Ashley can be reached at Ashley.schafer@jhilburnpartner.com or 518-495-6051.


Amazing Legal Job Search Service- Hire an Esquire

Published on January 25, 2015, by in Job Search.

Hello Everyone…I hope you are all staying warm in this weather! I wanted to send a quick note to let you know about an amazing service that might be able to assist all of you lawyers out there with your job search. Check out Hire an Esquire and let me know what you think. It’s so easy to use and it’s free! Certainly worth a click. Happy Shoveling.



Workers Comp Attorney Position

Published on January 15, 2015, by in Job Search.

I hope everyone is doing great in the new year! I recently heard about a great opportunity for a New Jersey workers comp. attorney. Shoot me an email if you or anyone you know is interested.


Interviewing? Mock Interviews will Increase your Chances of Getting the Job…Let Career Esquire Personally Prepare You

Published on October 23, 2014, by in Job Search.


Why Do Students continue to Attend Law School?

Published on October 14, 2014, by in Job Search.
Graduate School has always been a path for those who do not know exactly what they want to do with their lives after college, or who get caught in a career “rut”. There are various graduate degrees to choose from, but many lean towards the Juris Doctorate as their degree of choice. I have often asked myself why this the case when students are well aware of the tough job market,  debt, and the amount of unhappy lawyers in the world. Here are my thoughts:

1. Medical School is too hard to attend on a whim. In order to become a doctor, you need to plan. It’s very hard to go to medical school “just because”.  Business school is always an option, but if you are not sure you want to go into business or finance, the law degree is usually lingering somewhere in the back of your mind.

2. When someone first thinks about a Lawyer, they often think “successful”, “smart”, perhaps even “wealthy”.  On more than one occasion, I have heard someone say, “Well, he’s a lawyer, so he’s no dummy”. Those of us who practiced law, know that this may not very well be the case. However, those adjectives are generally associated with the practice of law, and people are still attracted to this fantasy.

3. Further, many people at the beginning of their careers have trouble looking at the big picture and planning ahead (myself included). When a twenty-something is considering what to do with their life and career, especially after college, optimism takes over.  Even though the facts are there, black and white, they turn the other cheek and hope for the best.

3. Lastly, there seems to be a growing generalization that a law degree is versatile, and can be applied to a multitude of jobs and careers. I do not disagree. In fact, I have worked in the insurance industry for over seven years and my law degree played a large part in getting me where I am today. I entered law school as the person who thought I was going to save the world, and drive around in a Bentley at the same time. After two years enduring the stress and anxiety of working at a New York City firm, I realized my life equated more to the “Devil Wears Prada”  than to “A Time to Kill” . I then used my law degree to help me parlay my skills into a corporate job. I now spend my rare spare time helping other lawyers do the same.

4. Many would disagree with my positive spin on law school, but a law degree can never go to waste. While earning my J.D.,  I learned how to argue, negotiate, read contracts, deal with people, stand up for myself and become an all around stronger person. No, I don’t practice, and had I the chance to go back and do it again, I probably would do something completely different. However,  the skills I learned  are used on a daily basis not only in my day job, but also in daily life.  (Car salesman run when they see me coming).

For all of the above reasons, this is why law schools are still packed, and in my opinion will continue to fill up year after year.


Career Esquire’s New Video Series! Please Check out our first “tip” video. Feel free to comment and share.

Published on September 14, 2014, by in Job Search.


Join me at a networking event July 25th!

Published on June 3, 2014, by in Job Search.

I will be a mentor at the Philadelphia Bar Association event “Beef up your business development and networking skills” on July 25th. It will be held at Chima Brazlilian Steak house from 5:30 to 7:30. Sign up online at the Philadelphia Bar Association website. Great way to get yourself out there if you are on the hunt for a job, or if you want to broaden your network.


Be a Winner in all aspects of your career…Check on my latest article via @brazencareerist.com

Published on May 21, 2014, by in Job Search.



Career Esquire offers Personal Job Searching

Published on February 20, 2014, by in Job Search.

Check out our new personalized job searching service. Don’t have time to search for a job while studying and/or billing? Problem solved.  Career Esquire will act as your personal job search asistant.  Inquire at Careeresquire.com


*** Quick Announcement

Published on February 3, 2014, by in Job Search.

Please note that our alternative legal career event tomorrow is for Widener Students only. We are hoping to expand this program in the near future.