When it comes to landing a job post-law school, one can quickly become overwhelmed. For one thing, it can be difficult to know what areas you want to practice in. For another, even if you're clear on what areas you want to specialize, in today's economy there's no guarantee that you will find employment. Read on to learn some pointers that will help you as you enter the job-hunting side of a law degree.
Internships and Clerkships
The most frustrating thing for any recent grad is the fact that nearly all employers are looking for a candidate with experience. But how do you get experience when you are fresh out of law school? Your quest for a good job after law school
should begin when you are still enrolled. You will find that internships will help you in many aspects of your job search. To begin with, they will provide you with the experience that is necessary to be employable after school. Second, it will give you an idea of what areas you would like to practice in (and also an idea of what areas you don't want to). This will help to narrow down the search. And third, by working at an internship or clerkship during your school years, you will begin to establish relationships with professionals. This will build up your references, as well as your networks, which are ESSENTIAL for finding a good job. After all, experts say that 25% of job hunting is WHAT you know, and 75% is WHO you know!
Working Your Way Up
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It has a very comprehensive listing. Nice to have everything at one place.
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