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 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?
April 4, 2011

Perfecting the follow-up

Below is LegalJob’s response to another question about best practices for follow-up. Q: I had an informational type interview today with a partner at ______ [an AmLaw 100 firm].
April 11, 2011

The waiting game

From today’s Monday Mailbag. Q: After my successful lunch meeting, I haven’t heard anything else….
April 16, 2011

Networking for introverts

LegalJob is pleased to introduce our guest blogger Katie White, Career Consultant and Networking Coach, The George Washington University Law School.
April 23, 2011

Listen and sell yourself — second round interview tips

Lately, lots of folks have been asking about for additional tips on second round interviews. Here are some thoughts:
April 24, 2011

An alternate path — start your own law firm

This post is written by Joseph M. Flanders, a licensed attorney in the State of Indiana who has a started his own firm in Indiana and is in the process starting his own law firm in Minneapolis, MN.