March 11, 2010

Networking Online Overview

This video highlights how to use social media sites for online networking in your jobs search. Though only a surface look, it does provide the overview of what you need to consider. Please attend LCS' next LinkedIn Professionalism training on Wednesday, March 17th at 5:00 p.m. in 901 Lewis. After attending, all students will be invited to join the Law Alumni LinkedIn group. RSVP in Symplicity today!

March 10, 2010

But I Don't Have Time!

This blog posting is about rules and interruptions. The relatively small study cited showed that most people don't return the task they were working on before they were interrupted. What does this mean for law students and lawyers? It means sticking to the boundaries you need to accomplish your work, including what you need to do with your job search and networking, by sometimes turning off all communication, or using the time between classes wisely to accomplish small tasks or squeeze in your workout. Every law student is busy, and the pace of life will not slow, so learning to set boundaries so you can prioritize your needs and wants is a crucial skill for your own professional development.

March 9, 2010

Clues in LinkedIn Updates

Last week we tweeted about how your LinkedIn updates can help provide you with clues on your job search. They also provide you an opportunity to reconnect with folks as they move up and around -- just a quick note of congratulations and an offer of coffee will do the trick to find out all about the person's new responsibilities. Just make sure you follow-up and actually set up that coffee date!