The Post-School Blues?- 5 Tips To Help You Find A Job After Law School

Posted on 05-12-2016 by
Tags: millenniallawyer , LIT , Upgrading Your Skills , job search



Going to law school is one thing; landing your first job post-law school is another. If you are finding yourself having trouble finding a job post-school sit tight. Check out some tips below , thanks to Robert Half, that will surely help you find a job after law school.

  1. Go The Extra Mile In Law School
    It’s widely-believed in many professions that one’s college GPA isn’t that important to employers. This however isn’t the case for those entering the legal profession. Having a good GPA as well as participating in activities such as pro bono work or holding a position in a law association will indeed give you an advantage when applying to jobs.

  2. Think Outside The Box
    Many people have a preconceived idea of the exact job they want coming out of college, however there may not any open positions for it by the time you graduate. It is key to think outside the box and consider positions outside the legal profession that prefer (or require) a law degree.

  3. Follow Trends
    Keep up with the profession and follow the in-demand practice areas and take notes on the type of jobs that are being created through these new areas. You should be open to the idea that you may need to target a different practice area that you originally planned.

  4. Use Your Career Services Office
    It can beneficial to yourself if you use the tools that your school provides you, such as their career services office. This location can help you find internships as well as schedule on-campus interviews. You can also learn a lot about more topics such as interviewing and starting salaries among other things.

  5. Explore Multiple Strategies

Don’t rely on just one method to land you a job. You should network both online and in-person. Aside from applying to positions posted online, try contacting the firms to see about any vacant positions.

 

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