February 27, 2009

Technology Tips

Are you making common work environment mistakes when it comes to technology? Check out the Leopard Law Blog for tips on making sure you aren't using technology in an isolating manner. Check out this great article from Tickled by Life on how to use email more efficiently. Finally, have you updated your LinkedIn profile lately? Make sure you keep this updated just like you do your resume.

February 26, 2009

Know thy law school. . .

DePaul is a big law school, with lots of offerings, and there are simply not enough hours in the day to take advantage of all of them. However, as you are networking and conducting your job search, you need to make sure you know the basics of what is going on. Why? Imagine an interview with a super proud alum who knows that DePaul has been named one of the ten "most innovative law schools" by preLaw magazine and asks you in what ways you've experienced this. Not only researching the employer and interviewers is important, but also knowing why you've chosen some law school experiences over others will make you a more mature candidate. Knowing the points of pride will also make you a more enthusiastic, knowledgeable candidate. So use that Westlaw and LexisNexis password to find out how DePaul has made the news lately as well as checking out the News portion of the DePaul College of Law website.

February 23, 2009

Using Creativity in the Job Search

More tools to help you stay current with the news during the job search and interviewing process, the National Law Journal has posted an article on being crafty in the job search. The Brazen Careerist talks about strategies to beat the system to get a great job (see point 5 especially). The low down: be persistent, be creative, be patient, be well-informed, stay busy with meaningful projects and networking.