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!
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?