Law Career Blog offers job hunting advice for 3Ls and recent grads. I like the suggestion of being proactive, flexible and creative in your job search. Some students buy into others’ vision of how things should be and adopt the victim’s mentality when things don’t turn out that way. How do you make the best with what you have? It takes courage, creativity and consistent work. You begin by valuing what you have to offer because if you don’t value yourself, you can’t show your worth to others. Take the challenge and write your own life story, don’t let others write it for you. The upside is that you can learn so much more about yourself and your true aspirations in the process. I suggest you sit down and make a list titled "Here's why I am so awesome!" Place this list where you can see and read it often. Strive to add new things to it each day as you go about your search for business.
Do you want to know nine essential characteristics for making partner? Inside Practice offers an excerpt from "Making Partner: A Guide for Law Firm Associates" by John R. Sapp. Among those characteristics are “Maturity: You are in control of your life” and “Entrepreneurial attitude: You think like an owner rather than an employee.” Now is the time to start working on those skills. And if you already possess them, maybe you don’t need an employer. Build A Solo Practice, LLC will help your to plan your own business venture.
Here are a few nuts and bolts of networking. Business Writing teaches you How to Ask a Stranger for a Favor and offers Great Tips for Email. If you want advice on phone networking, listen to Escape from Cubicle Nation podcast Networking tip: Use the phone! Finally, is your body language congruent with the words you speak? Read about 18 ways to improve your body language from The Positivity Blog.
Happy hunting and gathering!