Networking and Informational Interviews. Presented by The Lawyers assistance Program Facilitated by Robert Bircher. Networking. The main factor in your job search is how you go about it-not some external factor Ways that don’t work are often what your common sense says would work!
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Presented by The Lawyers assistance Program
Facilitated by Robert Bircher
1.Asking for job leads from people you know-for lawyers this means anybody at any law firm
2.Knocking on doors- resume in hand-whether or not they have a vacancy-this is one of the oldest and most effective methods
This is the best method for small and mid-sized firms
In many cases it is the only method that works!
Most firms never advertise
3. Job clubs or groups are highly effective
4. The most effective is a structured job hunt
1.They ask colleagues “do you know anybody looking for x”
2.Or “do you know anybody who might be willing to move?”
3.They look at Drop-ins who have left resumes
“Drag and Drop”-Means drag your butt to the door of the firm and drop off your resume!-especially if they aren’t looking!-if you wait for small firms to advertise you will wait forever
4.They ask people they know for a direct introduction
5.Only as a last resort: they use an agency, they place an ad, they sift through resumes-Why? All of these are either expensive or time consuming and yield poor results
6.The employer pays a lot of attention to the way you look for a job-are you proactive or do you wait to be asked?