Looking for a way to improve your job search on Symplicity? Adding hints on the Job | Advanced Search | Search tabs will help guide you through the process of setting up search agents. Below are some examples of hints to add on various tabs:
Job search agents will alert you when there are new jobs posted to the system that meet your specific criteria. You can also set how often updates are sent to you. See Advanced Search tab for more information.
Advanced Search tab
Advanced searches allow you to create a Search Agent by utilizing the “save as” feature. Check the save as box at the top, name your search agent, select your criteria, and click submit. This saved search will now appear in your Search Agents. See Search Agents to enable your agent to run on a scheduled basis.
Search Agents tab
Search Agents may be scheduled to run on a regular basis, edited or manually generated by clicking the ‘run’ button. Click the schedule button to set the search agent frequency.
On behalf of the Career Services Department, we want to congratulate you on completing your finals and on your impending graduation! Next Monday, May 20th, the Career Services Department will be hosting its first “Drop By Career Services Day.” Counselors will be available from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to answer your career search questions and provide you with helpful resources. Also, if you have not been to the Career Services Department, you will have the opportunity to meet with your Job Placement Coach and discuss your individual career goals. Coffee, water, soft drinks and assorted snacks will be served all day. We look forward to seeing you on Monday and congratulating you in person!
Enjoy your graduation weekend!
The recruiterslounge.com recently published an article detailing the reasons why resumes are rejected. The at-a-glance statistics below provide great food for thought. To read the entire article, click here.
If you need full access to Symplicity, be sure that you complete the CSD Curriculum! This mandatory Curriculum should have been completed by your second semester of law school, but you always have access to watch the videos and take the quizzes on Desire2Learn. This Curriculum will provide you with an overview of our services and resources, guide you on application materials and job search strategies, show you important details such as how to dress for an interview and much more. Once you have completed the Curriculum with a grade of 7.5 or above on each section, you will be provided with full access to Symplicity.
All First Semester 1Ls who complete the Curriculum by the deadline will automatically be entered into a drawing to receive 1 of 2 professional leather portfolios! The deadline for First Semester 1Ls to complete the Curriculum is Friday, September 20, 2013.
All other students who still need to complete your Curriculum can log onto Desire2Learn to do so and send an e-mail to Tara Block at firstname.lastname@example.org once you have completed it. We only automatically check grades for First Semester 1Ls weekly, so it’s important that you e-mail us if you are in another class and have completed your Curriculum.
What do you need to do NOW to get ready for fall recruitment?
Join the CSD for a very special workshop entitled “Preparing for Fall Recruitment Workshop.” The workshop will take place on Tuesday, March 26th from Noon to 1:15 in Room 550.
You Can Expect To Learn
* How On-Campus Interviews work
* What Career Fairs to attend
* How to write directly to employers for summer associate position
* How to use The Government Honors and Internship Handbook to find interesting jobs in the public sector
Fall recruiting starts VERY EARLY, so learn the tricks you need to know to be successful!
Pizza and refreshments will be served to those who RSVP through Symplicity or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Make sure your profile is updated to your appropriate class year and expected graduation date every semester… Symplicity does not automatically switch this for you! Remember that all current students have the ability to log into Symplicity using your Florida Coastal account information (C-number e-mail address and FCSL account password). Alumni have full access to Symplicity. Students and alumni cannot re-register for an account, as you are already registered in the system!
If you have questions about Symplicity, please contact us. Alumni can contact Abby Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are having trouble accessing your Symplicity account. If you are a student and still need to complete your Curriculum, you can log onto D2L and watch the videos and take the quizzes at any time. In order to pass the Curriculum, you must complete each quiz with a 75% or above. Once you have done so, please contact Tara Block at email@example.com to gain full access into Symplicity.
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The number one attribute that employers are looking for on law graduates’ resumes is Practical Legal Work Experience while in law school. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to become a CLI and get that valuable hands-on experience. Remember, you cannot even be considered for a CLI without first obtaining your Clearance through the Florida Bar. It is critical that you apply for your Clearance as early as possible and preferably your first semester of law school. It typically takes 4 or 5 months to complete your Character and Fitness Clearance, but it can take up to a year or two. Even if you do not plan to practice in Florida, you should get your Clearance.
If you have questions regarding the Application process, please see Academic Success.
Two Career-Building Opportunities Coming Soon!
1. Get answers to your career questions! Experienced ABA lawyers offer career pointers during “ABA CareerLineLIVE!” from 5 – 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 7. This virtual one-on-one, sponsored by the ABA Young Lawyers Division and LexisNexis, is FREE to ABA members so register now. (LINK – http://abacareerlinelive.eventbrite.com/)
Registration closes January 31; 200 participants will be contacted by February 4. If you are contacted, you will receive additional information from the ABA and a call from an attorney between 5-7 p.m. ET on February 7.
Not an ABA member? Learn how you might win a FREE ABA membership, courtesy of LexisNexis, beginningMonday, January 21, 2013!
2. Prepare for a professional position! Starting in February, LexisNexis offers Think Like A Lawyer 2013, a program that will prepare you to:
- Research cost-effectively for any employer and their clients.
- Become Professional Research Certified to prove that you’re ready on day one.
Earn Rewards, Too: Up to 2,300 LexisNexis® Rewards points and entry for a $250 J.Crew Gift Card at your school. Check lexisnexis.com/lawschool in mid-February for more information