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Are You Looking for a Lawyer Position?

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If you have your sights set on a new lawyer position, you need not only know where to look but make sure you are ready to apply. This means you need to have your resume up to par as well as your interviewing skills. Too often attorneys looking for a lawyer position think that just because they have a good track record that they do not need to prepare.

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Are You Looking for a Lawyer Position?
If you have your sights set on a new lawyer position, you need not only know where to look but make sure you are ready to apply.
This means you need to have your resume up to par as well as your interviewing skills. Too often attorneys looking for a lawyer
position think that just because they have a good track record that they do not need to prepare. Have you ever tried not preparing
for a court case? If you are not prepared, you will surely lose your case, the same holds true for a lawyer position, if you are not
prepared, you will lose out on the job.




Your Resume - Your Ticket in                                           why it is necessary to practice hard interview questions with
                                                                       a friend or family member so that when the questions arise in
Unfortunately, attorneys are notorious for assuming their              the interview, you know exactly how to answer in an attorney
education and past work history is all they need in order to           employment job interview.
make the cut and land lawyer employment. However, with
more attorney’s passing the bar exam each day, you are in              Best Places to Find Attorney Employment
for some competition. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is not
predicting a surge of new employment growth for attorneys,             Many people assume that heading over to the big public job
but they are predicting that the competition is going to be            boards is the key to finding lawyer careers, but in fact, this is
tougher.                                                               the worse thing you can do. Why? Because you and thousands
                                                                       of others are applying for the same openings, and let’s face,
This means you do need to put your best food forward and get           how likely are you to find a single fish in the ocean? On the
a professional resume prepared by someone that understands             other hand, the private job boards are not just trying to get
the legal profession. Obviously, your resume is not going to be        numbers or volumes of applicants, they are attempting to
the same as someone looking for a sales position, therefore            show you the best lawyer careers openings. On the private job
be selective when choosing who you hire to write your resume           boards you are more like a fish in a small aquarium tank. In
and make sure you ask for references before you actually hire          addition, the jobs are screened and you typically will not find
them. When you send your resume for lawyer employment,                 bogus offerings.
the company often makes their first impression based on your
resume, which means if your resume is sloppy and hard to               If you are just graduating from law school and have just based
follow, what impression have you created?                              your bars, you are more likely to need the assistance of a job
                                                                       board in order to find attorney jobs. Many people coming out
How are Your Interviewing Skills?                                      of school do not have any experience, so therefore, they need
                                                                       all the help they can get in order to being landing attorney
Have you ever taken a brief seminar in job interviewing? It            jobs.
is quite amazing actually because you learn all the questions
that you may be asked on an interview for lawyer employment            Finally, when you are ready to search for attorney jobs, make
and other forms of employment. While attorney employment               sure you resume is professional in appearance, you have
is for those that have the educational background and have             brushed up on your interviewing skills, and you use private job
passed the bars, it doesn’t necessarily mean you suddenly              boards as opposed to the public boards. Together, these will
are the world’s best interviewer. In fact, many of the slickest        put you ahead of your competition.
attorneys in the courtroom are the worst at interviewing.
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