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Upcoming Event: Social Networking and Job Search for JDs

Do you have questions about how to incorporate social networking into your job search?  Have you received conflicting advice about whether to create a LinkedIn account and whether to delete your Facebook profile?  Then mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 16th at noon in room 455.  Amanda Ellis, author of The 6Ps of the BIG 3™ for Job-Seeking JDs (2010), will be here to answer all of your questions about incorporating social networking into your job search! This presentation has been approved for 1 CPE credit. 

The 6Ps of the BIG 3™ for Job-Seeking JDs teaches lawyers and law students how to get hired through relationships they develop and cultivate on the three most popular social networking sites–Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter (collectively, the “Big 3”).  Many job seekers maintain a presence on the Big 3 sites. But, a mere presence is not sufficient to get hired—it’s only one element.  The 6Ps of the BIG 3™ for Job-Seeking JDs teaches law students and lawyers how to incorporate the 6Ps (Professionalism, Profile, Privacy, Performance, Practice, Protocol) and outlines over 60 ways to use the Big 3 sites to get hired.

Amanda Ellis is the Vice President of Search for Special Counsel.  Prior to her current role at Special Counsel, Ms. Ellis worked as an Attorney Search Director at Special Counsel and her own search firm where she placed attorneys in law firms and corporate legal departments.  Amanda Ellis Legal Search also publishes Something Different, a monthly e-newsletter that outlines a new or different service or resource available to legal professionals in each issue.  Prior to entering the legal recruiting field, Amanda practiced commercial bankruptcy law in Massachusetts and Texas. Amanda is a graduate of The University of Texas School of Law and Centenary College of Louisiana.

RSVP TODAY ON SYMPLICITY.  The first 48 students to RSVP will receive a free copy of The 6Ps of the BIG 3™ for Job-Seeking JDs!  You must attend the presentation to be eligible for a free copy of the book.

Use Spring Break to Find a Job!

Spring Break is just a few days away!  While Spring Break is a great time to relax, refresh, and get ready for finals studying, it is also a time to focus on your job or internship search – ESPECIALLY if you are conducting a long-distance job or internship search. 

So how can you use your Spring Break to intensify your job search? 

  1. Set up meetings with your contacts! 
  2. Attend any bar association functions and CLE’s to meet new attorneys.
  3. If you have not already done so, be sure to send your directed cover letters to firms you are interested in working for.
  4. Ask an attorney in a practice you are interested in if you can shadow her or him for the week.
  5. Update your job search checklist!