June 11, 2009

This Week's Posts

This Week's Posts included:

Intentional Relationship Building

Idealist's Career Corner talks about how to make a difference and take your experiences to the next level by engaging in Intentional Relationship Building. Even if you don't want to work in the public sector, this advice applies, and can easily be adapted to becoming involved in bar association committees, pro bono service, and informational interviewing.

June 10, 2009

Penelope Trunk's Susan Boyle Career Lessons

We found this blog posting from Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist a couple of weeks ago, and keep going back to it as a reminder of the necessary long-term and short-term career planning. Her lessons boil down to these headers (taken straight from the posting):
  • Everyone loves to be a shepherd of talent. (Translation: Network, network, network & find mentors.)
  • You can only shine if you set the bar high. (Translation: What is the ultimate goal?)
  • Settling for a day job does not destroy you. (Translation: 'What do I need?' often does not equal 'What do want?')

June 8, 2009

Reel in your dream job—advice for today’s market

This ABA article provides a great overview and summary of the steps necessary in any job search – personal reflection, networking, and identifying ‘hot’ practice areas. Of course, the gems of joining and becoming active in professional associations and keeping patience and persistence are at the end of the article but are not to be missed!