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Small firms, big opportunity : how to get hired (and succeed) in the new legal economy / Linda Calvert Hanson, Samantha Williams.

By: Hanson, Linda Calvert.
Contributor(s): Williams, Samantha C.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: New lawyer survival guide: v. 2.Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : LawyerAvenue Press/Decision Books, c2012Description: viii, 168 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780940675704 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0940675706 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Law -- Vocational guidance -- United States | Lawyers -- Employment -- United States | Law firms -- United States
Contents:
Small firms are a big employer -- Where the jobs are -- Nine reasons to start at a small firm -- How small firms and big law differ -- The recruiting & hiring cycle -- Job search strategies -- How to reach out to small firms -- Networking : planned events & chance encounters -- Resumes & cover letters for the small firm -- The small firm interview -- The waiting game -- A day in the life -- Meet an associate -- Meet the partners -- There's a first time for everything -- The core competency model -- Competency in business -- Competency in associate skills -- Competency in lawyering skills -- Competency in personal & professional development.
Summary: "Law graduates and junior associates face the tightest job market since the mid-1990s. But amid the gloom is a curious phenomenon: the percentage of those getting hired at small firms continues to rise at a significant rate. Why this is so -- and how it affects your job search -- is the subject of this comprehensive new law career guide, the newest and most comprehensive on the small firm market. No question about it, small-to-midsized law firms are the big legal employer, and Small Firms, Big Opportunity provides the practical steps to identify where jobs are, how to get hired, and how to succeed in the new legal economy. Whether you?re a law student, new grad, or junior associate, this book is a must-have"--Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: Careers
Item type Current location Collection Call number Copy number Status Date due Item holds
TREATISES, 1 VOLUME Newark Campus
Career Corner KF297 .H325 2012 (Browse shelf) 1 Available
Total holds: 0

Includes bibliographical references.

Small firms are a big employer -- Where the jobs are -- Nine reasons to start at a small firm -- How small firms and big law differ -- The recruiting & hiring cycle -- Job search strategies -- How to reach out to small firms -- Networking : planned events & chance encounters -- Resumes & cover letters for the small firm -- The small firm interview -- The waiting game -- A day in the life -- Meet an associate -- Meet the partners -- There's a first time for everything -- The core competency model -- Competency in business -- Competency in associate skills -- Competency in lawyering skills -- Competency in personal & professional development.

"Law graduates and junior associates face the tightest job market since the mid-1990s. But amid the gloom is a curious phenomenon: the percentage of those getting hired at small firms continues to rise at a significant rate. Why this is so -- and how it affects your job search -- is the subject of this comprehensive new law career guide, the newest and most comprehensive on the small firm market. No question about it, small-to-midsized law firms are the big legal employer, and Small Firms, Big Opportunity provides the practical steps to identify where jobs are, how to get hired, and how to succeed in the new legal economy. Whether you?re a law student, new grad, or junior associate, this book is a must-have"--Provided by publisher.

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