Bibliographic Details

Managing your legal career : best practices for creating the career you want / Richard L. Hermann.

Author / Creator Hermann, R. L. (Richard Lee)
Imprint Chicago, Ill. : American Bar Association, c2010.
Description xxi, 403 p. : ill., forms ; 23 cm.
Language English
Subject Law -- Vocational guidance -- United States.
Lawyers -- Employment -- United States.
Law -- Vocational guidance.
Lawyers -- Employment.
United States.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8140092
ISBN 9781604429008
1604429003
Notes Includes index.
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505 0 |a Pt I. Preparation. How job seekers really find their jobs -- Knowing who you are and what you want -- Conquering your own attitudinal barriers -- Avoiding self-destruction -- Moving down parallel paths simultaneously -- Enhancing your career credentials -- Pt. II. Research. What employers really want -- Expanding your horizons : understanding who is out there -- The "hidden" legal job market : what it is and how to uncover it -- The hidden legal job market : private sector -- The hidden legal job market : public sector -- The hidden legal job market : nonprofits -- The career impact of external phenomena -- Thinking a few moves ahead -- Flying solo without crashing -- Pt. III. Documents. Intelligent preparation before you launch -- Vulnerability management : mitigating your weaknesses -- How an employer reads a resume -- How to read and respond to a job ad -- Identifying your "hidden" skill sets and matching them with opportunities -- Talking the employer's talk, not yours -- Getting lost in the ether, and getting found -- The critical importance of storytelling -- Identifying winning writing sample(s) -- Overcoming "ageism" -- Coping with disability -- Legal job hunting out of town -- Pt. IV. Contacts. Managing your references and controlling the conversation -- What headhunters do, and don't do -- Networking without groveling -- Pt. V. Interviewing. Understanding what you will confront -- What you need to accomplish -- Handling the tough questions -- Bridging the power chasm -- When to explain a termination -- Pt. VI. Closure. Due diligence : scoping out your prospective employer -- Negotiating the employment agreement -- Epilogue : connecting the dots. 
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