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Section Newsletter Articles on Job Hunting

Resume tips: How to maximize your chances of getting hired By Justin Green Young Lawyers Division, December 2016 Some tips to boost your resume and maximize your chances of landing that dream job.
Job hunting tips By Edward Wasilewski Young Lawyers Division, June 2016 Some pointers to help you land a job or career in the legal profession.
Building a working wardrobe By Priscilla Singer Young Lawyers Division, April 2016 Your work wardrobe should make you feel confident, comfortable, professional, and ready to take on the day. Here are a few tips for the young attorney’s closet.
‘Be yourself’ is lousy advice By Tania Richard Young Lawyers Division, August 2014 We all play roles in life. The ability to know when to play a role and what role to play is a skill that enhances any interview and work relationship
Getting your first legal job: The necessity of networking By Jessica C. Marshall Women and the Law, September 2011 A first-hand account of how networking really works.
Tips for new lawyers By Cade Cummins Young Lawyers Division, June 2011 A few suggestions for new attorneys as you take the bar exam and look for employment.
Transitions in the law By Shital A. Patel Women and the Law, April 2011 Some practical advice to consider when changing practice areas.
Five reasons to start networking and joining bar associations right away By Debra Liss Thomas Young Lawyers Division, December 2010 It's easy to become a member of local associations—here are a few reasons you should.
The many benefits of attending CLE seminars By Debra Liss Thomas Young Lawyers Division, October 2010 The ISBA offers programs that cater to every interest and area of law. Click here to see the reasons you should attend, and then check the schedule to see what's coming up.
Cultural fit: One key to a young attorney’s happiness By Bryan J. Johnson Young Lawyers Division, June 2010 When interviewing for a job, be sure to focus on the firm’s culture and determine if and how well you would fit in.
How to stand out in an up-and-coming market By Jane H. Kim Young Lawyers Division, June 2010 Some tips to help young lawyers identify and convey their unique professional value in an up-and-coming market.
You didn’t get the job. Now what? By Christina M. Webb Young Lawyers Division, December 2009 You thought the interview went well. A week or two later, a letter from the prospective employer arrives. The envelope’s thin—just large enough for one sheet of paper. Do you open the letter? You do, but you don’t need to—you know it’s a rejection letter. 
Help wanted? Practical advice for landing a job By Robert Fink Young Lawyers Division, December 2008 Some DOs and DONT’s when applying for an associate position with a law firm based.
Intersection of technology and your job search—Techniques to streamline and stand out By Jennifer Bertoglio Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, August 2008 An attorney on the job hunt can now search and apply for a job anywhere in the world in just a few clicks of a mouse. As a result, in this age of electronic resumes and digital job postings, making effective use of technology requires sophisticated strategies to streamline your search and stand out to prospective employers.
In-house job search 101 By Meredith E. Ritchie Corporate Law Departments, October 2007 So, you are thinking it is time to make a change—your skills aren’t being utilized, you don’t see advancement in your future at your current company or you received word that your legal department is moving to another state.
Salary negotiations for the small firm associate By Joe Giamanco General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, November 2006 For most of us who read this newsletter, the concept of obtaining a six-figure salary straight out of law school was nothing but a dream; yet, for those friends of ours who chose the path of the 100+ attorney law firms it was a reality.
Jump start your job search: Three surefire ways to re-energize your networking efforts By Lisa L. Abrams Young Lawyers Division, February 2003 Chances are your car isn't the only thing that could use a jump start in February. Your job search could probably use an infusion of energy, too.

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