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May 31, 2009

Focus on Your Target Employer

This posting from Career Rocketeer provides an excellent strategy for looking for work: Focusing & Networking: Focusing on Your Target Employer

"According to a survey just published by ExecuNet, 2009 Executive Job Market Intelligence Report, 73% of executives find career options from networking. This is up 3% from 2008. What do you think the percentage would be if you targeted a specific company, did your research, and found contacts at the company from your network?."


May 28, 2009

Federal Service Student Ambassadors

The Partnership for Public Service has learned from our research that students in college are generally interested in working for the federal government but lack the knowledge to actually find and apply for those jobs and internships. We also learned that students look to their peers for advice and assistance throughout the job-search process. As such, the Federal Service Student Ambassadors program is designed to increase interest in federal service on college campuses through developing a corps of passionate student advocates who will actively promote public service following their completion of a federal summer internship.

As a Federal Service Student Ambassador you will educate and inform students on your campus of federal jobs and internships. Having already completed a federal internship yourself, you will lead outreach efforts to your campus community during the 2009-10 academic year. The federal government needs to fill 45,000 entry level jobs each year and you can help to fill this gap with the best and the brightest.

Click here for more Information.

Graduate students (including graduate students obtaining a JD or an MBA) are eligible to be an Ambassador. Any student who is returning for another full academic year on their campus after Summer 2009 is eligible to apply. Just think carefully about whether you will have the time and energy to devote to the effort- we estimate Ambassadors will work approximately 7 hours per week on this effort, but this will obviously change from week to week based on various factors.

May 8, 2009

Managing a Legal Career Transition in Tough Times: A Special Video Presentation

As a public service, NALP, the National Association of Legal Career Professionals, and ALI-ABA, the American Law Institute / American Bar Association, have teamed up to offer Managing a Legal Career Transition in Tough Times — a 75-minute presentation by Marcia Pennington Shannon and Susan G. Manch of Shannon & Manch LLP, who generously donated their time and talent to this special project to assist lawyers and graduating students who are currently seeking employment.

To view this great video, go here.

Thank you to our colleagues at Touro Law.


May 7, 2009

A Simple "Thank You" Goes A Long, Long Way

Here is a terrific posting addressing 'thank yous'.

Take Note! Don't Forget to Say "Thanks"

A thank note is always appreciated. Remember: No typos!


May 4, 2009

Resources on How to Use LinkedIn Effectively

LinkedIn is becoming more and more popular to help one establish a professional online presence. It is also an excellent way to connect with past, present, and future colleagues and employers. Our friends from Touro Law shared the following resources with us to help you use LinkedIn effectively.

How to Use LinkedIn Effectively

Top Eleven Ways to Use LinkedIn Effectively

Six Elements of a Great LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn: Seven Tips to Make the Most of Your Profile

Five LinkedIn Tips on Effective Personal Branding