Tag Archives: 1L

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

Posted in 2nd career law students, 3L, Job Search Strategy, networking | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Best tips for recruiting recommenders

Writing letters of recommendation is either a joy or a chore. If you lay the right groundwork, recommending you can be a pleasure. Follow the Best Tips for finding recommenders to make this process work for both of you. Do … Continue reading

Posted in 2nd career law students, 3L, alumni, recommendations, support staff | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

6 steps to jump-start a spring job search

The beginning of Spring Semester is the right time to jump-start your job search. Here are six steps to help you begin. 1. Check your toolbox. Critical tools for a 21st century job search are: Electronic and paper resume. Have at least … Continue reading

Posted in 2nd career law students, 3L, networking | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

1Ls: Substituting “Interest” for “Experience”

1Ls with no legal or other work experience throw themselves onto the mercy of employers as they try to substitute interest for experience. Question:  I have no experience other than school, but I am very interested in three practice areas. … Continue reading

Posted in Job Search Strategy | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Follow Instructions: The Best Final Exam Tip

A single law school exams at the end of each semester is the ultimate high-stakes exam.  The best final exam tip is to Follow Instructions. Final exam questions range from apparently straightforward to flagrantly distracting with with roadblocks, potholes, and … Continue reading

Posted in 3L, Final exams | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Five Rules for 1L Finals

1L finals are the ultimate high-stakes exams. The most shocking part of studying for 1L fall finals is reviewing your first case briefs and realizing how much they missed the mark. Your most recent ones are much better. Follow these … Continue reading

Posted in Final exams | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Final exams, Job Search Strategy, networking, resumes | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mock Interviews may save the day

For even the best-prepared students, interviews can be stressful and, sadly, fruitless. Before your interview season ends, do a series (one is not enough) of mock interviews with both friends and strangers. What can be polished, should be polished. You … Continue reading

Posted in 3L, Training | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Decode the first three weeks of law school

First year students are bombarded with useful and useless information, and advice ranging from sage to bone-crackingly stupid. How they decode the first three weeks of law school can set them on the right path. Here are three clues that … Continue reading

Posted in Pre-law | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Interview question: What does it take to fail?

One of my all-time favorite questions for candidates to ask is “What does it take to fail?” It is unexpected, and requires interviewers to stop and think. It cuts right past the blather about “excellent writing skills, superb communication skills, … Continue reading

Posted in 2nd career law students, 3L | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments