When I was in law school, I was incredibly busy. I often took an overload of classes (why, you might be wondering—but that is another post entirely). I spent a lot of my time writing and tutoring and working on law review. It was great, but I didn’t spend a lot of time becoming part of my legal community outside of law school. [Read more…] about Job Hunting 101: Get Out and Meet People
I learned a really interesting thing yesterday: Many law schools have programs for students to apply for funding to attend conferences. Sometimes this is through career services, sometimes it is through the SBA, but if you ask around, you just might find out that there is money available to you to attend conferences or networking events—so you don’t have to pay for them yourself.
Hard to believe, but it’s already March! All those things you didn’t quite understand in class and planned to catch up on later? Yeah, later is now!
Time’s getting short to pull things together before the exam crunch hits. (But don’t flip out if you’re feeling unprepared. Here’s the story of my almost disastrous second semester, and how I pulled things together in the last few weeks to avoid flunking out.)
Here are a few tips for getting it together:
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You’re a busy law student, right? No worries! We’ve put together a new series of short video “Quick Tips” to answer your most pressing law school questions.
In today’s video, Alison discusses how social media can be useful to you as a law student. It’s not necessary to dive straight into the social media experience. Alison will explain how being a “listener” can be just as effective and cause less paranoia.
Check it out!
Back in the day, as in pre-LinkedIn, no one knew what you looked like when you applied for jobs. Now, that’s changed.
As I briefly mentioned in my last post, your headshot is a key component of your online professional identity.
Several people had questions about headshots, so here are a five tips for getting it right:
Have you ever met someone in one context (school, work, etc.) and later seen them again in a totally different context? What’s your reaction?
When I’m in that situation (encountering a doctor I’d only seen once in her office in a bikini at a weekend camp out, for example), it’s jarring. I often can’t remember who the person is, or what their name is, because they’re so out of context. And I wonder how all the parts fit together.
Well, when you’re looking for work, this same issue can arise, often virtually.
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