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As a law graduate you have two ways of make a name for yourself: (i) set up/ work for your own practice, or (ii) find a great job in a reputed law firm. A good majority of fresh graduates fall into the second category - they go out to look for a job.
While today's market is excellent for lawyers, the recession has had its say in every field of employment and it reflects on the willingness and ability to hire new hands by law firms, too. Nonetheless, there are plenty of jobs available and you can find a job with relative ease. The key is to be able to get the right job.
How Do You Ensure That You Can Get The Right Job?
To ensure that you land the job of your dreams here are three invaluable tips that would help you achieve your goal:
Get Into Job Shadowing At The Law Firm Of Your Dreams - considering that law firms deal with sensitive information, you might not really get to shadow your role model attorney. However, you could offer to work for free and/or as an intern. This will show that you are keen to join them, and at the same time give you a platform to prove your worth. This is a golden opportunity to impress them with your skills and aptitude for the job.
Network, Network, And More Networking- networking is your most powerful tool when you are looking for a job and have no experience. It is especially lucrative for you to have someone from your network recommend you as "the best match for the job" to your prospective employer. This is almost like a personal guarantee and this can happen only through excellently built and nurtured networks.
Give 200% To Whatever You Do as an Intern - you have heard of the saying, 'The harder you work, the luckier you become'. This is because luck has nothing to do with success; it is only hard work that gets you there. Portray that you are a hard-worker and the one who gets results no matter what. Give your best and then some to every job that you take up. Your efforts would be noticed and you would be entered on their list when they want a young hardworking attorney.
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