June 4, 2009

This Week's Posts

We've got some vacation time for tomorrow so here's an early round-up of this week's posts:
Have a fabulous weekend!

Forget about the Economy, Stick to the Job Hunt

If you are taking the bar exam this summer, you need to balance seeking a job with your studies. If you're still seeking a summer opportunity, stick to it! Kristin Fisher shares some real gems in this blog posting -- about expanding your options, creating a strong networking platform (alternative language for 'personal branding'), taking breaks, amongst others.

June 3, 2009

Elevator Speech Tools

Have you been working on your Elevator Speech, that handy 30 second mini-bio of who you are, what you're doing, and what you're looking for? The Harvard Business School has launched an interactive tutorial called the HBS Elevator Pitch Builder, which walks you through the important pieces of the speech, as well as provides tips and key words. It even ends with a tool that will help you evaluate your pitch -- including the ever needed reminder to deliver it with passion!

June 2, 2009

Going Solo in a New Economy

Susan Cartier Liebel and Carolyn Elefant of Solo Practice University will present a FREE teleseminar on Tuesday, June 9th titled "Going Solo in a New Economy." Participants will also receive a free 51 page e-book, 'Going Solo; Confessions and Inspirations.' Various topics will be covered, including using your personality to your advantage, how to get clients even if you don't have experience, why going solo doesn't mean going it alone, amongst others. Check out the SPU Blog today for more details on this seminar.

June 1, 2009

Networking Your 'Other' Interests

A while back, we discussed Networking through Conferences, which is a similar theme to Networking Your Interests. First, not all of your interests need to be legally related -- after all, there are plenty of alternative careers to consider and non-lawyers know lawyers too. So if you're an animal lover, become involved with PAWS or the Anti-Cruelty Society. Not certain where your interests lie but want to learn more about volunteer opportunities? Check out the signs on the bulletin board at your grocery store or church or visit the Chicago Cares website for more ideas.