How to Find a Legal Job

Time to get down to business. How do you actually go about finding a legal job? Landing a job in law can be a long process, and often, there are challenges you have to address. FindLaw’s How to Find a Legal Job section offers advice and resources for attorneys at every stage of their career; whether they are students looking for an internship, graduates just starting out and trying to land their first job, or experienced attorneys looking for a new opportunity. This section also includes specific guidance on resumes, cover letters, networking, and negotiating salaries. Read on to learn how you can find that legal job that best suits you.

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