October 29, 2009

Unstalling the Job Search

All too often career advisors are hearing something along the lines of what this recently interviewed college graduate said: "It's easy to fall into a routine of just copying and pasting in a new company name". All too often, jobseekers want the easy, one-stop process of applying online, from one job board, with one generic cover letter. That isn't going to cut it in this economy -- as this Wall Street Journal article points out, it will be a test of stamina, creativity, and using multiple methods to find your next opportunity.

October 28, 2009

PSLawNet Resources

PSLawNet is a subscription service for which Law Career Services provides students and alumni access for their public service job search. This rich resource, in addition to its national and international job postings, also has an additional career resource library covering a large range of topics, including government search resources, careers in criminal law, summer or career funding, and much, much more. The PSLawNet Advisory Board just met last week and additional resources are being developed. Create your account and check it out today and often!

October 27, 2009

PILI Program Updates

The Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) sponsors a Summer Internship Program and a School-Year Spring Semester Internship Program. Online applications to the summer program will be accepted beginning December 1. Applications to the school-year spring semester program will be accepted beginning November 1. You will need to register on IllinoisProBono.org before you can apply. There is an approval process that can take up to 24 hours (longer on weekends and holidays). Additional FAQ's can be found here.