March 9, 2011

Do not wait for the crosswalk sign to change

This post is about separating yourself from the pack. Many people looking for a firm job follow the traditional pattern and then are surprised to find out how difficult it is to land a good job.
March 7, 2011

Make the most of the informational interview

LegalJob was asked the question below (personal facts deleted) and the answer reiterates and ties together the past couple of posts. Many seem to have similar questions so LegalJob posts below the response provided in the Monday Mailbag series.
March 5, 2011

Two points to make in your elevator speech

LegalJob has been assisting folks with refining their so-called elevator speech for talking with firms. The speech should be short, 30 seconds to one minute — probably not too much longer than that.
February 28, 2011

Making the most of five minutes

LegalJob was asked about how to maximize the five minute networking interview.
February 25, 2011

Develop your plan as early as possible

LegalJob gave this advice last night as part of career panel speaking to GW law students. If working at a firm is something you are interested in, it will be helpful for you to demonstrate focus and commitment as early as possible.
February 21, 2011

What do I do after my interview

Repetition probably cannot hurt when providing free advice. What do I do after my interview. Below is this week’s Monday Mailbag question concerning follow-up along with LegalJob’s response.
February 19, 2011

LegalJob featured on Lawyerist.com

LegalJob recently wrote an article containing suggestions for effective follow-up after an interview or any type of meeting with a useful contact
February 5, 2011

Crush your law firm interview — part two

LegalJob received a follow-up question on this topic in the Monday Mailbag series. That last post on interviewing was very helpful. Should I make a list of talking points and memorize them for my interview?
January 30, 2011

Specialize, specialize, specialize

For a good article about the benefits of developing a niche, LegalJob recommends this one on lawyerist.com titled Niche Practice Could Help Recent Law Grads Win a “Losing Game.”
January 27, 2011

Crush your law firm interview

Someone e-mailed this question for mailbag Monday. Q: What’s the number one thing you want to get across in an interview?
January 23, 2011

Effective networking — begin with the end in mind

LegalJob met with a first year law student this week to brainstorm about possible job opportunities for the summer.
January 19, 2011

A “hook” for getting into a big law firm — part two

Recently, someone raised a question dealing with non-traditional paths to a big law firm on Abovethelaw. This question is related to LegalJob’s first post concerning a “hook” for getting into a big law firm.