“How I Graduated From Law School With A Job” is a YouTube interview series where Franklin Graves interviews practicing attorneys to share their story and answer the ultimate question… how to got a job after law school! In this episode, we have California attorney Reg Levy who is currently VP Compliance and Policy at Minds +…
Today, I’ve got some “do’s” and “don’ts” for informational coffee meetings. It’s super-important to have one-on-one meetings with legal professionals in your area. Meeting individually gives you the opportunity to learn about how other people found success in their legal careers. Plus, it helps expand your network. The best, and cheapest way, to have an informational meeting is over coffee.
I’ve compiled a list of “do’s” and “don’ts” that I’ve learned from personal experience and, now, having been on both sides of the “informational” meeting.
I have decided to take some of my blog posts and turn them into YouTube videos! Help me out and subscribe to my channel and like my videos. Every bit helps and I look forward to continuing to bring you more quality video content into the future! Let me know what you think in the…
Legal Cheek recently published an insightful interview with Professor Colin Ettinger, a professor at The University of Law (in the UK) and a partner at Irwin Mitchell. The interview provides notable advice for young lawyers and law students on technology skills and knowledge necessary to survive in today’s legal market.
LinkedIn continues to play an important role in job opportunities. I’ve received a number of opportunities to interview with companies because of some simple techniques anyone can implement on their LinkedIn profile. A staggering 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn as an essential social media tool.
It’s time to take the next steps towards improving your social media presence, and LinkedIn should be your first priority! Here are five ways to make legal jobs come to you with LinkedIn.
When I think back to law school, there isn’t an extremely long list of things I miss. However, one benefit of being a law student definitely included having free, unlimited access to not just one, but many online legal research platforms: Westlaw, LexisNexis, and Bloomberg, to name a few. Now that I’ve been out of school…
“Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
We’ve all been there. You’re at a conference surrounded by hundreds of other professionals for a networking/keynote luncheon. Your partner bailed because their client is requesting an emergency meeting and you’re left to fend for yourself. You see plenty of open seats and are trying to select the best option within view. “What am I supposed to talk about with people I don’t even know,” is quite often the number one thought running through the head of anyone who’s been put in this situation. Well, it’s time to overcome the fear of going solo at a conference event!
The job market is horrible. You can walk around moaning and groaning about it. You can join in with the complainers out there, debating whether law school is worth the time and effort. However, that’s not going to help you get a job.
Getting a job is difficult, stressful, time-consuming, and lots of other horrible adjectives. But, I want you to know that it can also be a life-changing experience. You have the choice to make it rough and tough; or, you can follow some simple tips and tricks to put yourself one step closer to landing a job. I’m not guaranteeing it will be your dream job right away, but it’s somewhere better than your current position, right?
Earlier this week, I reached out to a few friends from across the country that recently graduated from law school and obtained legal jobs. I have compiled below a number of tips, tricks, and suggestions that you can implement as you embark upon your own job search.
Pre-order today! The ABA’s newest publication, “Careers in IP Law: Avenues and Opportunities,” is now available from the American Bar Association’s Section of Intellectual Property Law. Click here to order a copy. I had the chance to flip through a copy of the book at the Intellectual Property Law Conference in Washington, D.C. last week…