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Job Seeking Tips for New Lawyers

By Donna Mallard | Apr. 2, 2015


Law Office Management

Apr. 2, 2015

Job Seeking Tips for New Lawyers

Job Seeking Tips for New Lawyers

  • Don't panic-you'll find something. Just keep putting yourself out there.
  • Don't narrow your opportunities. Keep an open mind. Go on interviews even if you don't initially think a job is the right fit. You can never be certain how things might turn out.
  • If you're working independently, learn the business side of law: how to keep accounts, allocate resources, and market yourself.
  • Find a way to stand out. Become an expert in a unique trade, or learn a second language.
  • Build and maintain connections, but in an authentic way. Take people out for coffee without having an agenda. Also, try to be a resource for others as well.
  • Diversify. Join professional associations, but also meet people and develop networks through outside interests. When you meet someone interesting, ask that person to connect you to other people they know.
  • Seek out mentors, both on the job and outside of work. Without mentors it can be difficult to develop and expand your career.
  • Keep pushing on; adversity can lead to opportunity
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    Donna Mallard

    Daily Journal Staff Writer

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