Small firms, big opportunity : how to get hired (and succeed) in the new legal economy /

"Law graduates and junior associates face the tightest job market since the mid-1990s. But amid the gloom is a curious phenomenon: the percentage of those getting hired at small firms continues to rise at a significant rate. Why this is so -- and how it affects your job search -- is the subject...

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Main Author: Hanson, Linda Calvert
Other Authors: Williams, Samantha C
Format: Book
Published: Seattle, WA : DecisionBooks/LawyerAvenue Press, c2012
Series:The new lawyer survival guide ; v. 2
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Table of Contents:
  • Small firms are a big employer
  • Where the jobs are
  • Nine reasons to start at a small firm
  • How small firms and big law differ
  • The recruiting & hiring cycle
  • Job search strategies
  • How to reach out to small firms
  • Networking : planned events & chance encounters
  • Resumes & cover letters for the small firm
  • The small firm interview
  • The waiting game
  • A day in the life
  • Meet an associate
  • Meet the partners
  • There's a first time for everything
  • The core competency model
  • Competency in business
  • Competency in associate skills
  • Competency in lawyering skills
  • Competency in personal & professional development