Friday 27 March 2009

Next moves for newly-unemployed associates

More and more, today's jobs searches start by logging onto the Internet instead of with an informal face-to-face interview and a handshake.

Interview skills and networking are still key to landing a job, but locating open positions and getting a foot in the door often starts by scanning job postings and sending résumés and cover letters out into the ether. The world of cyber job hunting presents lots of opportunity but also potential pitfalls for attorneys looking to land a position — and there are plenty of people in that category, given the widespread layoffs hitting law firms.

Experts say it's wise to look through online job postings and job banks, but attorneys seeking work should use those postings as a jumping-off point and shouldn't neglect their other networking efforts.

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