Career Counseling in Law

If you are wondering how to bring into line your legal career with your passions or are puzzled with matter in the vein of following and more…

  • How or where to start look for legal jobs?
  • There’s so much contradictory information about the legal job market that I feel weighed down !
  • Are legal job search strategies different from other kinds of job searches?
  • What exactly is “networking,” and how do I do it?
  • Should I go for litigation or become an in-house counsel?
  • I have a law degree, do I necessarily have to pursue a career related to law? Can I change my career stream now?
  • Are there job options beyond litigation and corporate?
  • Are there any avenues for Lawyers in Media ?

In this situation, looking for an experienced and qualified career counselor becomes necessary. Career Counselors will assist you in successfully navigating your path to a more fulfilling Career by helping you discover your potential and aptitude and accordingly suggest the right route to choose.

 

This article has been authored by Rituparna Prasoon from Team LawSkills.

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Advice from a Law School Career Counselor

If you are an ambitious and motivated student who is willing to try out myriad things, law is your ideal career option! In addition to the popular image of a lawyer in flowing black robes arguing in court, there are countless more opportunities for a graduate law student.

Here are some of the guiding principles for winning at the legal career.

  1. Read a lot and gain information about the legal topics taught at Law school.
  2. Don’t undervalue the importance of practical experience at this stage. Therefore go for internships. Try to intern in diverse fields in order to gain better hands on different branches of law. Internships will also provide you with wealth of examples to talk about during your job interviews.
  3. Be active in your college alumni association. Take advice from your seniors regarding skills and values requisite for a job, ask them to mentor you. A good networking can take you places.
  4. Be conscious and write about important issues around you. Set yourself different through articles, speaking engagements, and other opportunities to set up your expertise.
  5. Build yourself as a brand. Create a narrative of your opinion. Make sure all of your marketing materials (social media, resume, cover letter) speak about it consistently.

 

 

This article has been authored by Rituparna Prasoon from Team LawSkills.

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