August 3, 2012

Next Week in LCS - 8/3/2012

This week's Symplicity job updates: 19 new events and 127 new job postings have been listed on Symplicity. Jobs Currently Available: Multiple employers are still looking for current students to fill law clerk positions for THIS SUMMER. Available opportunities are listed within the Job Postings Tab in Symplicity. They include #15699 working with torts in a law firm, #16734 working on real estate and zoning matters, #16771 handling patent matters, and #16649 handling commerical matters. Even more posted in Symplicity, inlcuding resume collects.

Fall Field Placement/Externships: Employers continue to seek externs for Fall Field Placement opportunities, such as #13013 for a state agency working in civil rights; #15567 an in-house legal department at a global corporation; and #12852 a legal and policy position with a professional association. Many more still available by checking Symplicity. For information on requirements and registration, visit the Field Placement website.

Have you uploaded your updated resume into the Resume Books?

August 2, 2012

Alums and Students: Utilizing Resume Books?

Employers often reach out to our office seeking resumes from students and alumni. You have the option to include your resume into the Resume Book applicable to your class or graduation year simply by clicking the Op-In Resume Book Tab under your Document Upload Tab in Symplicity once you have an approved resume. By including your resume in a Resume Book, you are authorizing Law Career Services to forward your resume directly to interested employers.

Webcast: Preparing for On-Campus Interviews - Tuesday, August 7th, 2PM CST

If you're participating in On-Campus Interviews this fall or just want to learn more about how to prepare for a legal job interview, you won't want to miss this LexisNexis webcast.

On Tuesday August 7th, LexisNexis will host a webcast entitled Preparing for On-Campus Interviews to help you succeed in your upcoming interviews. You'll hear from two distinguished speakers who have been through the OCI process:

August 1, 2012

US DOJ SLIP (Summer) Applications Now Available!

The US Department of Justice has opened applciations for its PAID Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) for Summer 2013.  These applications are a little more involved than the typical posting, so you'll want to start on those in advance so you can collect all the information required as well as meeting their hiring criteria.  The application period closes on September 4, 2012.

July 31, 2012

The Hidden Job Market

A lady walks into an Alderman’s office hoping to volunteer for her community while looking for a job. On an unexpected morning, she gets a call from the Alderman himself who just came back from a trip, glanced at her resume and cover letter, and immediately dialed her number.  It turns out that a position opened up on the same day that she stopped by.  They interviewed and offered her the job on the same day of the call. 

This is a true story of the hidden job market!  It happened to ASK intern, Micaela Vargas, who will be working for 14th ward Alderman Edward Burke starting this Wednesday.  Lessons learned:  Leave no stone unturned. Walk-ins could work. Start in your neighborhood.

And get involved with ASK - Alumni Sharing Knowledge; they have lots of good ideas.