As a current law school student, recent graduate, or a junior attorney, you know you’re facing the worst job market in years.
You don’t need an expert to tell you that.
Most of you are in your 20s. Many of you have never worked in a law firm, legal department, or other formal office setting. Maybe you’ve never even applied for such a job. Maybe you don’t even know how to look for such a job.
Get an edge: Advice straight from hiring attorneys and legal recruiters, the very people who will be reviewing your resume, interviewing you, and deciding whether to hire you (or not).
Navigate The Idiosyncratic Process Of Legal Hiring
“How To Get A Legal Job: A Guide For New Attorneys And Law School Students” is a resource that explains the process of legal hiring, as well as the reasons behind it, so that you’re better equipped to face down the challenge of landing a legal job. With tons of “from the trenches” stories and advice, you will learn about:
- The job search. Step-by-step explanations of what goes on inside BigLaw and other employers, setting your career goals, finding legal jobs through networking and other means, informational interviews, working with legal recruiters, researching employers, and more.
- Resumes and other career documents. The principles behind and the execution of top notch legal resumes, cover letters, writing samples, reference dossiers, and job search correspondence.
- Interviewing and professional presentation. Corporate culture and how to demonstrate you respect it and “fit in,” preparing for interviews, visiting employers and workplaces, answering difficult interview questions, interview etiquette, lunch interviews and business meals, and what happens after your interview.
- Employment offers and planning for the future. How to graciously leave one employer to move to another, without burning bridges!
“How To Get A Legal Job: A Guide For New Attorneys And Law School Students” also contains selected samples of resumes, cover letters, letters of recommendation, and other critical job search documents.