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 28, 2011

Making the most of five minutes

LegalJob was asked about how to maximize the five minute networking interview.
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.
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 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 15, 2011

How to successfully cast a broad net

LegalJob received the following timely (given recent posts) question (and provided the answer below) in the Mailbag Monday series. How to successfully cast a broad net.
March 17, 2011

What do I do for lunch

This basic but important question is unfortunately not one of the questions LegalJob is asked. In many cases, associates have no clue what to do but do not know to ask this question (and even who to ask) until late in their first year or even later.
March 20, 2011

Overspecialization isn’t special

I keep hearing people talk about how, in our increasingly specialized world, it’s necessary for students to specialize in law school.
March 21, 2011

How do I get into law school off the waiting list

I am not sure if LegalJob can help but my question has to do with getting into law school. I am on the waitlist at [a top twenty law school]. Does LegalJob have any advice for how I can increase my chances of getting in?
March 24, 2011

Make the most out of self-evaluation time

LegalJob was talking with an AmLaw 100 partner about the much to be desired “process” of filling out associate evaluation forms.
March 28, 2011

No job lined up two months from graduation

LegalJob responded to the following post on Monday’s Mailbag series:No job lined up two months from graduation.
March 31, 2011

People smart

If possible before interviewing try to find information about the personality type/mannerisms of the interviewer. Is he or she quiet and soft spoken, loud and constantly talking, some mixture, etc?