May 14, 2010

Congratulations! Take Time to Breathe!

Congratulations! You've completed law school/another year/semester! Take some time to breathe and enjoy your accomplishments as well as celebrate with your cherished ones. Don't forget you didn't get here alone, and the your future successes will also rely on others so use some of this reflection time to hand write a note (or at least a short email) of gratitude to those who have supported you - professors, recommenders, supervising attorneys, classmates, friends, and family. A note of thanks will put you back in the front of that person again as you look forward to your new paths as well as hopefully find ways to either offer something in return for their support or at least consider ways to pay it forward. Again, congratulations!

May 13, 2010

Personal Branding: Resource from PWC

Personal branding is a hot topic these days. It is a way to rethink how you sell yourself in various spaces and places - in person with your elevator pitch or as your relationships progress, online in your LinkedIn, Facebook, and other profiles, and in your job search materials such as your cover letter, resume, and even your writing sample. PriceWaterhouseCoopers created a new free personal branding guide, yet another tool to provide you with guidance as you develop, refine, and retool (hopefully a lifelong habit) your personal brand. Don't forget about the Harvard Business School Elevator Pitch tool and our guidance on developing a six word professional statement.

May 11, 2010

New Opportunities Posted Regularly

Just a quick reminder that new opportunities are posted regularly in Symplicity, plus there are a wealth of other places to check out for both postings and networking opportunities in the Symplicity announcements, events calendars, various job search guides in the Document library, and Quick Links. Don't forget to be checking other locations such as various bar associations and the College of Law calendar for more educational and networking opportunities. For example, Verizon Wireless is looking for more 1L legal interns for this summer - the posting number is 12586.