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.
How to Find a Legal Job
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What To Do With Bad Grades
Are you feeling like bad grades are holding you back? How do you deal with them?Legal Practice Areas: Finding One That Fits
Just as you are unlikely to remain forever with the first firm you join, you may decide that the practice area you chose right out of law school no longer suits you. Changing practice areas can be a difficult process, but it can be done.
Interviewing after Being Let Go
After being let go, subsequent interviewers will likely ask your reasons for leaving your previous job. What is the best way to approach this question?How to Handle the Question of Salaries During Interviews
In the following two questions readers in the midst of their job search are expressing concerns related to salary issues.
You have just landed a job, and you are experiencing the elation of finally achieving your goal to get the perfect position at an exciting firm.Suddenly, you feel the onset of anxiety upon realizing that you face new challenges, excitement and uncertainty. THow can I spin my current job title?
After working us a staff attorney, I took a job as a paralegal specialist in a company for which I wanted to work. Since they knew I was an attorney, I was given many "attorney" assignments.
While you definitely want to show the same enthusiasm you did during the interviewing process, it is always prudent to take a bit of time to consider what you are about to do.
We have seen the same scenario repeat itself over and over again. We send a highly qualified candidate out on an interview, only to later learn that a job offer was never extended.
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