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About Managing Your Legal Career: Best Practices for Creating the Career You Want
The legal world is changing, and the job market is a different place for lawyers than it was just a few years ago. Never before have there been so many experienced lawyers having to make career transitions because of downsizing or career dissatisfaction. To compete in today's tight job market, you need up-to-date, reliable information on how to manage this phase of your legal career.
This thorough guide--divided into short, specific sections that touch on what you'll need to do before your new job hunt, while you're looking, as you're sitting in the interview, once you've gotten an offer, and all the steps in between--covers everything you need to know:
Discerning what employers really want
Understanding who is out there
Expanding your legal career horizons
How to read, dissect, and respond to a job ad
Identifying hidden skill sets and matching them with opportunities
Inside you'll also find extensive appendices with checklists and exercises to ensure you have everything you need for your job transition, including a legal career match, hybrid resumes, a networking roadmap, and some great questions to ask at a legal job interview. Managing Your Legal Career gives you practical, expert advice you need for your next career transition.
Richard L. Hermann is a professor at Concord Law School, teaching the only full semester course in legal career management in the U.S. His Future Interests blog appears twice a week on www.legalcareerweb.com, and he is the author of many books on legal careers. He was the co-founder of Federal Reports Inc., the leading U.S. provider of legal career information, and of AttorneyJobs.com and Law Student Jobs Online, as well as a principal in Nationwide Career Counseling for Attorneys and Sutherland Hermann Associates, a legal outplacement and disability insurance consulting firm. He is a graduate of Yale, the New School University, Cornell Law School, and the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School. He also served with the U.S. Army NATO Atomic Demolitions Munitions Team.