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Applicants: know the employer’s business and industry

Thank you, Alyson Stanfield, for your post How I Screwed Up My Pitch and What You Can Learn from my Colossal Error. Stanfield, author of Art Biz Insider and one of my favorite books, I’d rather be in the studio! is a longtime … Continue reading

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Six signposts for finding a career path

Not every signpost will be useful for you as you seek to find a career path.   Don’t go looking for either signposts or a path on a map, unless you are willing to create that map.  Unhelpful signposts: distractions … Continue reading

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Employers need information to make good decisions

Employers are neither sleuths nor ferrets: they need information. Employers need information to make good decisions about you. They can only act on the information you provide. You have read the job description and discussed the position with your network. … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Moving a Small Practice

(Based on a comment posted to a lawyerist.lab post. 10 tips for moving a small practice help you focus on big picture issues and  tiny details.  Start your list and get to work. Harness school connections 1.   Contact your … Continue reading

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5 tips for the 3L marathon

The third year of law school is many things: lots of work, not enough work,  practical clinical experience working with actual clients with real problems, complicated decision-making about where to practice, a frantic scramble for a job,  and a constant … Continue reading

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15 steps for an out-of-town job search

Regardless of your law school’s geographic reach, an out-of-town job search requires diligent preparation, strategic planning, and willingness to create a network to support your plan. Review these 15 steps and get going. First Stop: Career Services If you do … Continue reading

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Three Bs to energize your job search

Unless your loved one included a job offer with the flowers and chocolate, February 15 will be a good time to energize your job search. Begin with these Three B’s. Begin a Job Search By Ditching Your Baggage Ruth Hayden, … Continue reading

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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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Book Review: Small Firms, Big Opportunity: How to Get Hired (and Succeed) in the New Legal Economy

If what its authors say is true, that “….smaller firms are the largest and fastest growing section of the legal community,” then Small Firms, Big Opportunity: How to Get Hired (and Succeed) in the New Legal Economy (Linda Calvert Hanson, … 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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