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
ISBN 9781604429008
Notes Includes index.
Table of Contents:
  • 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.