November 25, 2010

Set up follow-up contact

The strong cover letter should be supplemented with follow-up contact. Lay the groundwork in the cover letter.
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):
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 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 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 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 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 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.”
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 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 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 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.