You have created a cover letter describing a candidate any future employer would covet. You've put the finishing touches on a resume that bespeaks the highest qualified candidate possible. But, like the Emmy-award winning actress who showed up at the ceremonies in an Armani gown complete with shoes from Payless, you neglected to put the appropriate effort into your references. Whoa! Step back and revamp.
As you begin your career as a paralegal, you will probably not be interested in seeing how your training can prepare you for jobs and careers outside the legal field. Sometime later, however, you might find such information useful. It is very helpful therefore, to consider these options as your career progresses, even from the beginning. For you will realize that your education and training as a paralegal may well serve as a stepping stone to other areas that may be of interest to you.
There are certain important issues to consider when planning your career as a freelance paralegal.