December 16, 2014

Law students — be other person-centric

Successful lawyers have in common that they focus on addressing the client’s needs, wants, quirks, and preferences. They are able to put themselves in the mind of their client because they are constantly asking their clients what they want or learning what they are thinking about.
November 13, 2014

More! Law students here are more tips for discovering your dream legal job

This post is the second part to reinforce the idea that before you can have a chance of obtaining your dream legal job
November 9, 2014

Law students check out these tips for discovering your dream legal job

Before you can have a chance of obtaining your dream legal job, it helps to understand what that concept of “the dream legal job” means for you.
November 4, 2014

Building a legal network on a budget (for law students)

LegalJob’s guest blogger Jenny Maxey provides some networking nuggets below for law students. Jenny is the author of Barrister on a Budget: Investing in Law School…without Breaking the Bank, which will be available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble on November 17, 2014.
September 13, 2014

Advice for aspiring law students

This post provides advice for getting into law school and for maximizing your chances of obtaining a legal job upon graduation.
August 23, 2014

Four keys to effective networking

There is plenty of good information out there on networking. This link adds to the discussion and the advice found in Making Partner by elaborating on four keys to effective networking
July 24, 2014

Law students — try both positioning and letting life happen (part three)

To refresh, LegalJob suggests you position yourself for maximum job opportunities by “picking a major,” excelling in classes in that major, and obtaining relevant work experience in the area.
July 21, 2014

Law students — try both positioning and letting life happen (part two)

This post speaks to the “let life happen” piece while you continue to cover all your bases and position yourself for maximum opportunities throughout your legal career.
July 19, 2014

Law students — try both positioning and letting life happen (part one)

LegalJob recently participated on a jobs panel where there was a healthy debate about whether law students and associates should plan as much as possible by focusing on only one type of law practice and further, a niche within that practice area.
June 15, 2014

Understanding the real problem you are trying to solve

The concept of understanding the problem you are trying to solve may be one of the most important keys to being an effective lawyer.
May 28, 2014

Five tips for securing government jobs (without much pre-planning)

As discussed throughout this blog and in Making Partner, the best plan for law students to secure any job is to pick a major early, take classes in that area and do well, and gain some substantive work experience in the area.
May 4, 2014

Positioning yourself for the next legal job

Consider the following tips when seeking that next (or the first) legal job.