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Career Planning: How to Search for a Satisfying Position

If you are presently dissatisfied with your position or, as the winter of your third year begins if you are a law student, you should start the search for your ideal position. To many law students, this search means submitting a resume to the placement office and waiting for an on-campus interview...

Career Planning: Packaging Yourself

Consider yourself and the services which you can provide as a product which you are going to try to sell in the marketplace. You want to present yourself in such a way that best allows potential employers to recognize that you are the most qualified person for the position. This can be accomplished...

Career Planning: Building Your Professional Network

Building Your Professional Network is part of our ongoing Career Planning Series with Ron Fox, Esq Now that you have focused on the type of position you are seeking, you will be able to provide clear guidance to those who want to help you. But setting your goals, writing a resume, and having many...

Career Planning: Getting Involved

Getting Involved The approach you have taken is to decide first on the field you want to be in. Now you should get involved. Let's say you have decided that your goal is to provide legal services to reduce the dangers to society arising from damage to our environment. You should begin immersing...

Career Planning: Making Choices and Reassessing your Career

If you are offered a position, you need to ask yourself ''Do I really want it?" Based on questions you asked during the interview, think about whether this position is consistent with your goals, values, and beliefs. You may again want to complete the Evaluating Your Current or Most recent...

Career Planning: Taking Control of Your Fate

If you entered law school with the goal of "doing something that matters,'' choosing a career serving the legal needs of individuals will provide you with opportunities to do that. By taking steps now, you can begin mapping out your career and heading off the dissatisfaction that many lawyers...