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.
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 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):
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.