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Interview Mistakes

August 31st, 2009 by

Did you ever wonder why you did not land the job for which you interviewed?  Maybe you made one of the mistakes mentioned in this article from careerstrides.com.

To all 2Ls:  Don’t forget to attend the Job Search Orientation:  What You Need to Know for Today’s Economy. Date:  September 1, 2009 Time:  12:15 pm – 1:05 pm Location:  Moot Court Room

In today’s economy, it is important to be geographically flexible and to go where the job market (including the legal sector) is more viable.  “America’s Best Places to Find a Job 2009” explores 10 American cities that appear to be more promising for job seekers. Click on Yahoo.com for this article.

This is a great resource from the ABA that takes you to multiple links designed just for law students, covering such topics as networking, resumes, divisions of the ABA and even job listings.

While bankruptcy and employment litigation are hot practice areas right now, many other aspects of civil litigation are poised for growth in the near future.  Because many clients have been postponing pursuit of litigation in these tight times, they are ready to launch their litigation efforts as soon as the economy takes a noticeable turn […]

Want to beef up your practical experience as a law student?   “The California State Bar Practical Training of Law Student (PTLS) program allows law students to provide legal services if supervised by an attorney.”   Find out more by going to examiner.com  to read more of this article.

ABAJournal.com readers have named some of the lesser-mentioned practices where an attorney might find refuge from this recession.  Click on ABAJournal.com to find out which practice areas made the list.

CAlawjobs.com has some good tips on how to effectively market and brand yourself during a job search.  Click here for the article.

Read an interesting perspective as to why the economy and current salaries may lead to a happier lawyer. A brief excerpt has been reproduced below:  “For too long now, law students have fallen into the trap of accepting the highest-paying jobs at the most prestigious law firms, regardless of whether it would lead to true happiness and […]

It does look like there is light at the end of the tunnel.  But, you need to keep your finger on the pulse of where the legal market is growing and where it is shrinking.  Here is a current read on some areas where there is a likelihood of an improving legal market.  Click here […]

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