Managing your legal career : best practices for creating the career you want / Richard L. Hermann.
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Hermann, R. L. (Richard Lee)|
Chicago, Ill. : American Bar Association, c2010.|
xxi, 403 p. : ill., forms ; 23 cm.|
Law -- Vocational guidance -- United States.|
Lawyers -- Employment -- United States.
Law -- Vocational guidance.
Lawyers -- Employment.
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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.