December 3, 2011

Advice for job seekers — part two

Best practices include demonstrating commitment to living in the firm city for a long time, and knowledge of the firm, and articulating how you will specifically contribute.
December 10, 2011

Transition from government to private practice — part one

LegalJob answered the following question in Monday’s Mailbag series concerning planning for transition to the private sector from government:
December 17, 2011

Transition from government to private practice — part two

More advice concerning planning for transition to the private sector from government…
December 28, 2011

Quiet confidence

The following was posted in response to a question submitted for Mailbag Monday.
January 2, 2012

Advice for job seekers — part three

This is the last post in the series providing advice for big firm job seekers. This post provides additional guidance for interviewing and effective follow up.
January 18, 2012

An example of effective networking

LegalJob met with a job candidate recently who demonstrated effective networking. She was not pursuing a legal job (for now), but her approach should be helpful to all job seekers. Details are provided below.
February 8, 2012

Direction for a 1L — part one

LegalJob recently met with a 1L looking for some direction regarding a particular area of law to pursue. All he knew was that he is interested in working at a big firm.
February 15, 2012

Direction for a 1L — part two

Here is more advice for the 1L (or anyone) looking for some direction regarding a particular area of law to pursue.
March 8, 2012

Picking a specialty

LegalJob is constantly asked how one goes about picking a legal specialty. There are at least four items to consider.
March 20, 2012

A hook for getting someone to respond

This post is a variation of many previous posts because people seem to keep asking LegalJob a similar question:
March 31, 2012

Selling yourself for a legal job

Here are some items to consider that may help you sell yourself when describing previous work experience orally, on your resume, and on your cover letter:
April 11, 2012

Befriend the assistant

LegalJob is constantly asked the question of when it is appropriate to follow up after a job interview or some other meeting.