105 easily digestible pages, cover to cover
22,000 words, including quotes from interviews of
over 150 supervising attorneys, hiring attorneys, legal recruiters, and more
As a current law school student, recent graduate, or a junior attorney, you know you’re facing the worst job market in years.
When Shauna C. Bryce, Esq. set out to write the first in the How to Get a Legal Job® series, How To Get A Legal Job: A Guide For New Attorneys and Law School Students, she wanted it to be different from any other resume writing and career advice books on the market in four key ways:
- She wanted the Guide to be more than just rehashing of general common sense advice. Instead, Shauna wanted to focus on the legal industry and let readers in on what hiring attorneys were actually thinking.
- She wanted the Guide to be more than just an assortment of cut-and-paste template career documents. Instead, Shauna wanted readers to understand the principles behind creating stellar resumes, cover letters, and other career documents.
- She wanted the Guide to be more than just vague interviewing or networking advice.Instead, Shauna wanted readers to understand the way the hiring process works and what’s happening on the other side of the table.
- Most of all, she wanted the Guide to be more than just my advice to you. So instead, Shauna interviewed over 150 attorneys to get their advice to you.
Those attorneys provided a wealth of wonderful quotes, some of which were incorporated into either the text or the sidebars of How To Get A Legal Job: A Guide For New Attorneys And Law Schools Students.
But to keep the Guide to manageable length, many of those insights had to be edited out. In Outtakes!, Shauna has included not only the quotes that do appear in the Guide, but also all those missing quotes that don’t.
Outtakes! is more than just quotes, however. The quotes are grouped by topic, and created for you a set of common themes or takeaways. You may want to read through each chapter—including the takeaways—and then go back and read the quotes again. You may be surprised at how clearly the themes show through and how applicable they are to your career decisions and job search.
These real quotes give you at least three different opportunities.
- You can learn from these experienced attorneys’ mistakes.
- You can see for yourself what attorneys and hiring professionals are saying (and thinking) about job candidates; in other words, what they are saying about you andyour competition.
- You can see that you’re not alone in this traumatic process.
Praise for the original Guide