April 9, 2018
The first step in any job search is answering the question, “how do I decide what kinds of jobs to pursue?”
A successful job search starts with identifying positions that are a good match for your preferences, experience, and skill set. A balance of focus and flexibility is key.
*Narrow your focus by thinking about your preferences for issue area, practice setting, geography, and specific types of work. Reflect on your summer, clinical, and extracurricular experiences: what type of work did you enjoy and what type of work are you less interested in?
*Consider the story reflected in your resume and how it will match with the jobs you plan to pursue.
Remember: your first job after law school will not be your last! You will rarely land a “perfect” or “dream” job immediately following graduation; your first job is a stepping stone. There will be trade-offs and it is important to be as flexible as you can. With persistence, diligence and hard work, it will pay off!
Entry-Level Job Search Strategy Info Session
Learn about entry-level and post-clerkship job search topics like how to get started, what hiring mechanisms different types of employers use, and how to find job opportunities.
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