Pitfalls of Being Passive

In today’s challenging job market, if you want to find a job with a law firm, you can’t simply be passive.  One of the worst things you can do is stay at home, avoid networking, or just not follow through.  If you have a lead, you need to follow up on it.  Find local bar events that are likely to attract firm participants, and consistently attend.  Join a bar committee so that you can actually work with law firm members.  Law firms rarely hire through job posting sites, so don’t fall prey to the trap of sitting home and passively monitoring the internet for opportunities.