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Law careers are among the most satisfying and fulfilling careers around. Winning a case is like striking gold and if you, in your own way know that justice has been served, and all because of your hard work, you feel absolutely great. Law jobs are for those people who grew up watching movies where good triumphs over evil. And if you are on the good side, nothing can stop you from having a satisfying legal career.
Finding entry level law jobs are not too hard if you are willing to work hard. Everyone knows, that at the outset, you will have to work a whole lot while your superiors enjoy the fruit of your hard work. This is just how law works and one day, as an attorney, you will also have fresh young faces working for you. So how do you go about looking for law jobs?
Tips For Success In A Law Career
Here are some tips to get you started:
- Do ensure, before you graduate that you are among the top 30 percentile in your class. That will ensure that you get really good law jobs after school. This is probably the easiest way of ensuring a good career. Get in touch with the placement people in college, being a top student in class; they will definitely give you special attention.
- Start networking! If you have the right contacts in the law field, it is surprising how many good offers will come your way. Not only offers, you can get a lot of other work done easily as well!
- When you are a fresher, just out of law school, don’t be drawn by the large sums of money offered by the private sector. First, gain valuable experience working for the government, you might not get paid all that much, but the experience you gain will be invaluable.
- Law student jobs are found in unexpected places. One such opportunity is a local clerkship in a judicial branch. It’s a great way of stepping into the big bad world of law and also one of the best places where you can gain experience.
- Another thing you must do, in order to get noticed by recruiters is have a really good selection of CVs. Confused? Basically different job profiles require different CVs, so you should have at least two CVs and use the right CVs for the right job. In each of the different CVs you should highlight different talents you posses – for eg., you can lay greater emphasis on one particular strength than others .
- Another great place where you can go job shopping is a legal search site. These sites offer legal jobs only. So you can choose from a great selection of jobs. These are more specialized than the general job portals and will make the task of filtering for your job of choice infinitely easier.
Lawyer jobs are really satisfying and tough, sometimes risky too, so before you embark on your legal career give it careful thought and consideration.