Category Archives: networking

Smart Strategies for 1Ls

  Career Services for 1Ls begins after October 15 (NALP Principles & Standards Part V (D.1) and schools will have programs introducing staff and services. Don’t miss these programs and do not fail to connect to your career office. Smart strategies … Continue reading

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New Perspectives on Alternative Careers: Anna Lawless JD 2009

 This is the second in a series which will shed light on alternative career paths carved out by graduates since 2007, including strategies and tactics that they have used successfully, and advice they offer to prospective and current law students. … Continue reading

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New Perspectives on Alternative Careers: Michael Mangold JD 2012

When Deborah Aaron wrote Running From the Law (Decision Books, 1989),  alternative careers were exit strategies. As the recently-named Assistant Dean for Career Services at DePaul University College of Law William Chamberlain reminded us so eloquently in the National Law Journal, in these … Continue reading

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6 Tips for a Spring Job Search

Spring is a good time to jump start a job search.    You have (I hope) kept good records of the applications that you have made, the results of those applications, including interviews and any feedback that has come your … Continue reading

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Marketing tips for artists, business owners, networkers & job seekers

Not just artists, but all business owners, networkers, and job seekers whose enterprises are lagging may recognize themselves in this timely post from the Light, Space Time gallery owner. When confronted by two angry and disappointed artists whose work was not selling, he … Continue reading

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1L Thanksgiving Strategy

Roosters Not Invited to Dinner A well-planned 1L Thanksgiving strategy helps you enlist and deploy your personal Career Strategy Team to help you find work and to ease their fears about your future. Your friends and family are stressed about your … Continue reading

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Asking for a Drink: the right way

Career services professionals generally agree that the most embarrassing stories from the worlds of recruiting and work revolve around alcohol. One way to avoid becoming the star of a Famous Career Adviser Story comes from the Always Correct Culture and Manners Institute‘s Etiquette … Continue reading

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Before your 1st interview, ask questions of lawyers whose work interests you

Direct your questions to lawyers who might be able to answer them. Where can you find the right lawyers? 1. Ask for referrals. When you consider a specific school, and certainly after you have been admitted, ask the Admissions, Career … Continue reading

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Going to work: Networking should be purposeful — not puzzling

Networking should be purposeful, not puzzling.  If, when asked, you cannot provide a common interest or acquaintance in common, don’t be surprised if your attempts to connect fall flat. Lacking telepathy, I remain at a loss to explain this conversation … Continue reading

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Three rules for 21st century email

Texting has whomped email, which is now considered old-fashioned. It is way too soon to consign email to the Recycling Bin of Technological History, and these Three Rules for 21st Century Email will continue to make it work for you. … Continue reading

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