Before November 15
- Introduce yourself to your career services professional. Understand that this is not the meeting in which you will be handed a job. This meeting is like a first, tentative blind date, except you will need to tell the truth about your goals and ambitions, and be forthright about how much effort you are willing to put into a job search.
- Write a resume and have it reviewed. A resume is retrospective and you will have multiple versions.
- "The Everything Resume" which includes every job you have ever held. You will need the information on this resume to complete your bar application.
- One or more additional well-edited resumes that you tailor for every job application or every category of employer.
Between November 16 and the end of finals:
Thanksgiving Dinner Project
Although you will have to explain over and over, and again and again, reassure them that you are doing all of the studying that you need to do, and that you cannot engage in a full-tilt job search until after finals. You should also add that historically, lots of jobs are posted in April and – believe it or not – the employers will want to interview during spring finals. Why? Because they have work that needs to be done, and they are no longer on school schedules and don't keep track of exam schedules.
Friends, Family, and Connections Strategy
Winter Break Networking Project
Wear a suit.
Interview Practice & Protocol (checklist)
Talking to Lawyers (includes questions to ask in a networking interview)
1L Job Search: Manage the Marathon, Not the Sprint
4 Rules to Manage the First Year
4x4: 4 Exam Tips and 4 Winter Break Guidelines
4-Part Year-Round Interview Prep Plan