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Using Social Media in your Job Search

Are you currently using social media in your job search?  If not, you are missing an opportunity to expand your pool of potential networking contacts.  While this doesn’t replace the importance of in-person networking, it does offer the opportunity to network with people beyond your local area.  Once connections are made, don’t forget to take the online connection offline to develop the relationship.  If it’s not possible to meet in person, you can talk on the phone or via private email. 

If you want to learn more about how to maximize use of social media in your job search, come to the program we are hosting on Friday, November 12th from 12:00-12:50 p.m. in Room 1312.  Chuck Hester, a LinkedIn expert, will discuss the benefits and methods of using social media tools to enhance your job search. Register in Symplicity by Wednesday at noon to reserve a lunch.

Law Student Writing Competitions help you stand out

Looking for a way to build your resume and help you to stand out in an increasingly competitive job market?  Seek out opportunities to be published!  Law student writing competitions are a great way to do this.  Below are details about a competition currently underway with the National Law Review. Continue reading »

The Ultimate Guide to LLM Programs

Have you ever considered pursuing an LLM degree?  Are you wondering if it’s worth it and how valuable the degree is to prospective employers?  In their “Ultimate Guide to LLM Programs” the National Jurist addresses these questions and others and provides a comprehensive list of LLM programs at law schools across the country (by practice area).

3Ls: “What Should I Be Doing Now In the Job Search?”

Below is an excerpt from the 3L Job Search timeline offering suggestions for what you can be doing right now in your job search. Because this information is shared with all students, the suggestions are fairly broad and attempt to cover a wide variety of student career interests. We urge you to meet with your Career Advisor to develop a personalized job search strategy and timeline specific to your interests. Continue reading »

2Ls: "What Should I Be Doing Now In the Job Search?"

Below is an excerpt from the 2L Job Search timeline offering suggestions for what you can be doing right now in your job search. Because this information is shared with all students, the suggestions are fairly broad and attempt to cover a wide variety of student career interests.  We urge you to meet with your Career Advisor to develop a personalized job search strategy and timeline specific to your interests. Continue reading »

Tips for making the most of your job search in a tough economy

It’s no secret that this is a tough economy.  Here are some tips to help you make the most of your job search this year: Continue reading »