September 19, 2010

Writing effective cover letters (podcast)

Please click here (and then press play on the embedded link) to listen to a podcast on the subject of writing effective cover letters to law firms.
October 4, 2010

The art of the follow-up

Writing an eye-catching cover letter is helpful, but persistent follow-up is key. In my experience (both personally and from mentoring)
October 8, 2010

Five take away points for writing effective cover letters

Below are some thoughts for writing effective cover letters to law firms. I will expand on each of these take away points (TAPs) in postings to follow
October 11, 2010

Write several people within the firm

Some thoughts about who should see your perfect cover letter (to the law firm): Write the obvious person with the title --- Hiring or Recruiting
October 20, 2010

The art of the follow-up (part two)

Thank you for your comments on the first post on this subject. People seem to be asking for additional suggestions for follow-up items
October 23, 2010

Be rigorous because tiny details matter

When preparing any correspondence or your resume, be as close to perfect as you can. Here are some suggestions: Pay attention to every little detail.
November 8, 2010

State how you can add value (up front and at end)

An effective cover letter should state how you can add value. In particular, the mission is to:
November 10, 2010

Show serious commitment to practice area

Another way to separate from the pack of cover letters and resumes is to demonstrate serious commitment to a particular practice area.
December 23, 2010

What is the best way to connect with a busy partner at XYZ firm

This can be quite a project but if you are willing to put in the time and effort (and work on your salesperson skills), you should eventually be able to connect. Here are some thoughts:
August 8, 2011

Get into the weeds in cover letters and resumes

LegalJob has recently been asked the following. Q: How can I improve my cover letter and resume such that I stand out?
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:
March 4, 2013

Packaging yourself for a legal job — help put the employer in the buying mode

Some advice when interviewing for a firm job (or any legal job)