Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cover Letters: Mystery Solved

Many of you ask to see sample cover letters, because it is so difficult to figure out where to jump in when when writing one. While we have format and content suggestions here, we have chosen not to provide actual cover letters for fear they will all start looking and sounding the same. This article has good suggestions for making your cover letter stand out. And, as always, we are happy to review any materials you intend to use in your job search.

Friday, April 24, 2009

My Ideal Job Would Be...

This article is geared toward people who are already practicing and would like to change careers, but the message is the same: if a career in law is not for you, evaluate your strengths and interests and channel them elsewhere.

Fibbing Is Not Ok.

Just a reminder of the importance of honesty in the application process...Integrity issues seem to be a theme in this person's academic background.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

LinkedIn & Law Students

I admittedly have not been a big proponent of LinkedIn - largely because I have not really figured out how to effectively use it. However, this blog (written by a law student) makes a compelling argument for being deliberate in using LinkedIn as one tool in your networking belt. As with all social networking sites, remember to use large doses of discretion and propriety.