Job Quest for Lawyers: The Essential Guide to Finding and Landing the Job You Want
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Job Quest for Lawyers: The Essential Guide to Finding and Landing the Job You Want

Job Quest for Lawyers: The Essential Guide to Finding and Landing the Job You Want
Product Code: 5110725
About the Author: Sheila Nielsen
Available: July 2011
ISBN: 978-1-61632-963-1
Page Count: 160
Trim Size: 7 x 10
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Topics: Career Development, Law Practice Management, Law School, Law Students, Reference
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About Job Quest for Lawyers

Job Quest for Lawyers provides step-by-step guidance that finally makes networking inspiring instead of a chore. The "quest" motif applies to each stage of the job search, and is used to help readers understand how to create a positive and effective networking experience. The book demystifies networking by including illustrations from the author's own experiences and from the stories of her clients that provide examples of the real world do's and don'ts of how to conduct a productive job search. Unlike so many other career books, Job Quest for Lawyers is a process-focused book that is eminently applicable to attorneys at all phases of their careers, from new graduates to senior lawyers. Lawyers at all stages of practice will benefit from reading this book.
About the Author

Sheila Nielsen is a lawyer turned career counselor with twenty years of experience counseling and coaching over two thousand attorneys. She is the owner of Nielsen Career Consulting and has been an invited speaker at law schools and bar associations across the country as well as the National Association for Law Placement, National Association of Women Lawyers, American Bar Association, the Institute for Psychoanalysis and other organizations. She is the author of over fifty articles on career issues for lawyers that have appeared in legal trade journals nationwide.
What Others Are Saying About Job Quest for Lawyers

"I have referred many attorneys who needed career counseling and job search advice to Sheila Nielsen, whose unique background as a trial attorney and social worker grounds her 20+ years of experience in that type of coaching. Now her easy-to-read book brings her expertise to anyone who wants help assessing his or her legal career and finding a great job. Sheila offers clear tips, insightful exercises, illustrative analogies, and motivating examples. Her information will enhance any job search and even help to improve networking and opportunities in other areas, such as business development."--Susan Irion, Susan Irion & Associates, Inc.

"For some of us, looking for a job and figuring out what legal job will make us happy are daunting, depressing tasks. Sheila Nielsen provides concrete, easy to follow steps to make those goals attainable. Her straightforward, practical advice acknowledges the realities of the legal market while providing support and encouragement to readers. Best of all, her method works!"--Dana Hill, Northwestern University School of Law

"I started my career in a law firm and would have benefited tremendously from the insight and advice offered by Sheila Nielsen. In a thoughtful and engaging style, she helps any professional--lawyer or otherwise--design and execute their own quest for a great job and career. These tools and techniques are as valuable for someone early in their career as they are from someone well established but looking for the right next opportunity."--Elliot Schrage, VP Communications, Facebook

"This book provides clarity into the often murky and lonely trek that is a job search and shows us that completing the 'quest' of finding the right job is just a mastery of skills and tools you already have at your fingertips. Job Quest for Lawyers directs the job seeker to take action using principles practiced by those who have seen incredible results. Sheila Nielsen guides the job seeker through the 'mystical' twists and turns of landing the perfect job."--Nina M. Knierim, Practice Manager, Axiom

"Sheila Nielsen has written a book full of wisdom for lawyers seeking their first job or wanting to make a change. Having worked with Sheila, that's no surprise. This book captures her intelligence, compassion, experience, and humor and sets the reader on a path of self-fulfillment seldom talked about in the legal workplace. Read this book to discover what job you want and how to get it."--Rochelle S. Dyme, Partner, Funkhouser, Vegosen, Liebman and Dunn

"This book is essential reading for any lawyer who is looking for a job or contemplating a career move. For people who are exploring new directions in their working lives, the book provides an effective framework for making the right choices. For those who are currently conducting a search, Sheila Nielsen provides clear, innovative, and practical suggestions for landing the next role."--John A. Challenger, CEO, Challenger, Gray & Christmas

"Job Quest for Lawyers is an indispensable tool for lawyers considering changing the trajectory of their career. Sheila Nielsen's advice is practical, direct, thoughtful and on point on scores of issues. Too many books in this field are abstract, theoretical, and not useful. Sheila distills decades of her experience and thousands of hours of counseling into a text that should be on the desk of every lawyer who is considering a professional transition. It's almost as terrific as having her in your office to guide the way to success."--Franklyn D. Kimball, The Kimball Partner Group
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