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?
February 5, 2011

Non-partnership track

A quick post about alternative tracks at big law firms. In the current environment, law firms are offering associates what sounds like a great deal to some people.
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 27, 2011

Effective resumes

LegalJob recently read this post on the Law Street Journal site concerning tips for strong resumes.
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.
January 16, 2011

A “hook” for getting into the big firm

One way to get hired at a big law firm in the non-taditional way (i.e., not top ten percent of class at ivy league school) is to have a hook — something that makes you unique that will help add to the law firm’s bottom line immediately.
January 14, 2011

Some perspective on less than perfect job prospects

Many people have been asking me about Sunday’s NY times article “Is Law School a Losing Game?”
January 8, 2011

What should I be doing in my fifth year as a big firm associate

I recently had the opportunity to talk with a fifth year associate at a big NY law firm. He seemed to be doing a lot of the right things and it occurred to me that others similarly situated may have the same questions.
January 4, 2011

Keys to effective networking at law functions

Here are my thoughts about making the most out of networking events (law-related or really any function):
December 23, 2010

What is the best way to connect with a busy partner at XYZ firm

This can be quite a project but if you are willing to put in the time and effort (and work on your salesperson skills), you should eventually be able to connect. Here are some thoughts: