How To Find a Job After Law School professions and leave many young professionals disappointed. Luckily, however, this does not apply to law school graduates as this is one of few professions that offer the best possibilities of getting a job...
How To Find a Job After Law School professions and leave many young professionals disappointed. Luckily, however, this does not apply to law school graduates as this is one of few professions that offer the best possibilities of getting a job after graduation. Even though it has never been easier to get a job as a lawyer than today, here are a few useful tips that will certainly come in handy to all young and inexperienced lawyers fresh from the law school.
1. Start Looking Early If you want to land a job as a lawyer, do not wait for your graduation to take place, but start early and start looking for a job while you are still at school. If you take some time out to build your network of acquaintances and potential business partners. Having many recommendations will help you get a better job and make it quicker in the law business.
2. Looking for Internship Do not wait to read an ad for an internship. Instead, start looking for one even if they are not looking for an internship. Furthermore, look for an internship in a firm you really want to be a part of and let them know that you are an ideal candidate and that you would not like anything more than to work with them and for them. Do not give up from an internship in a successful law firm if it isn’t paid, be ready to work for free and volunteer until you gain some much needed experience, connections and references you can use in your resume later on.
3. Make opportunities Keep in mind that you don’t have to wait for an opportunity to knock on your door, instead look for opportunities yourself. Knock on doors and be persistent. While firms and partners might turn you down, at the same time they will be impressed by your ambitions and will acknowledge and respect you for being proactive. It might take some effort, several or more visits or unpaid jobs in order to get to where you want, but being persistent will certainly pay off sooner or later.
4. Work on Your Resume Do not let your achievements slip by unnoticed. Take some of your precious time and work on yourself, on establishing your career and more importantly take some time to note it down in your resume. Certain achievements that might seem small may land you a job of your dreams someday. If you wait you may forget to mention some of your achievements in your resume that in the future might make all the difference between you and other perspective candidates in the eyes of the employer. Work on yourself and make sure every future employer or associate can see it from your resume, as it can only benefit your future career.Read More