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Alternative Legal Careers Expand Your Opportunities

Although we're seeing a slight increase in the number of first-year and junior-level associates being hired by law firms, it remains a conservative job market for many recent law school graduates. Law degrees can apply to a broad range of career options, however. Here are a few alternative legal careers that are available:

Dialing In: Phone Interview Tips for Making the Right Impression

Phone interviews are common for first-round screening of job candidates. They allow an employer to quickly get a feel for who you are and how you communicate.

Since a phone call will likely be your first chance to make a killer impression, you have to take it seriously and do the prep work. Here’s how:

Resumania™: And the Award for Worst Resume “Honors” Section Goes To …

All honors are not equal. For example, being named your company’s “Employee of the Year” will likely impress prospective employers; winning a neighborhood poker tournament probably won’t hold as much weight. Many applicants make the mistake of including so-called honors and accomplishments in their resumes that are dated or irrelevant to the job they’re seeking.

Your Legal Career Ladder: How to Grasp the Partner Rung

If you're an associate just starting out at a law firm or a law school graduate beginning to chart your legal career path, reaching the partner level someday may be at the front of your mind, even at this early juncture. And why not? You know becoming partner is an uphill battle and not every attorney will make it to the top. Even if you put in long hours and stay for years at the same law firm, you still may not be offered a position.

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