Career Tips for Graduating Law Students
Some of the best students in Law College manage to graduate without having a single clue as to what they could do to get a job once they leave law school or how to make it in a career of their choice. Yet others manage to succeed in some of the most unlikely ways possible. In deciphering what lets one fresh graduate succeed where another fails, here is a list of the most important things you could do to ensure that you are successful.
- Apply Everywhere
Some students are only interested in just one or two job openings that they have come across and these are the only ones that they ever bother applying for. Do not make that mistake with your own career opportunities just yet. At this stage, it is important to realize that you are sitting jobless, and experience-less. What you urgently need is a job experience, in your relevant field that will kick start your career. The choosing part of it can come later when you have gained enough experience to switch jobs or even start off on your own legal advisory firm. For now, you just need to apply for every relevant opening at any law firm.
- Be Geographically Flexible
Unless you have a very valid, and here, I cannot underline the ‘very’ hard enough, but unless you have a very valid reason for not moving from your current location, do not be so inflexible as to refuse to move altogether. Moving can sound pretty petrifying to some people, but sometimes, and this is especially true for a law graduate, not everyone has a need of your particular skills (or the subject that you have specialized in) in your hometown. It could, however, be very much in demand in another part of the country. Why not try being flexible to see how far that can take you in your career also?
- Be Enthusiastic
The idea of getting excited about a job interview doesn’t sound very tough if you are considering getting an interview call from one of the country’s biggest law firms. However, what do you plan on doing if one of the ‘bigger players’ do not call you? What if you get an interview call from a really small firm? And here we are talking about small enough to have never even been heard of! You go into that interview with all the enthusiasm that you possess, determined to get the job and begin your career. In the waiting for a ‘big firm’ to call up, many of us forget that until then, we are just sitting around jobless.
A number of people get jobs through word-of-mouth. Your dad talked to his friend about you being in law school, who mentioned it to someone else who was looking around for a fresh law graduate for his practice. The only advice I can give you here is, don’t wait around only for your dad. Network on your own because some of the best jobs can turn up that way.
Law school took you a lot of time, effort and money to get through. You cannot waste your time and efforts waiting for your dream job to knock your doors, nor you can dump your efforts and waste your time watching back to back episodes of “The Practice” and “Suits”. It is time to get a job, frankly, if for nothing else than to recoup your losses and sitting around waiting for a really big, million dollar job to turn up is not the way to go about it. Try hard, keep a positive mind-set and you will hopefully get the dream job you always wanted. Until then, look hard! Best of luck from team Law Essays Help!!!