How to Land Your First Paralegal Job

How to Land Your First Paralegal Job : An Insider's Guide to the Fastest Growing Profession of the New Millennium

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For courses in Introduction to Paralegal Studies, Paralegal Internship, and Finding Paralegal Employment.This practical handbook/workbook provides hundreds of tips-drawn from the author's extensive experience as a legal assistant recruiter, placement director, and career counselor. Easy-to-read and understand, it explores such topics as where the jobs are; what law firms are looking for; how to impress potential employers; what previous careers best prepare people to be paralegals; how to land paralegal jobs even without training; job opportunities with the federal government; and more. In The Prentice Hall Paralegal Series. This handbook may also be used for subsequent job searches in the legal field.
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  • Paperback | 267 pages
  • 152.9 x 229.1 x 13.7mm | 362.88g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130155934
  • 9780130155931

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"The source lists alone are priceless. I'm recommending it to every paralegal who comes to me searching for work."- Dixie Dunbar, Senior Entertainment Paralegal at Ziffren, Brittenham & Branca"I wish I had Andrea Wagner teaching at my school. Short of that, I'm making the book recommended reading for all my students."- Denise Padden, Placement Director, UCLA Attorney Assistant Program
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Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION TO PARALEGAL STUDIES. 1. The Paralegal Field. 2. Where Do You Fit Into the Organization? 3. Straight Talk about Paralegal Schools. I. RESUME WRITING, INTERVIEWING, AND JOB SEARCHING. 4. How to Stand Out from the Crowd. 5. Formats for Power Resumes: The Chronological Resume. 6. Formats for Power Resumes: The Functional Resume. 7. Writing a Strong Cover Letter. 8. Networking. 9. Beginning Your Job Search. 10. Effective Job Search Strategies. 11. After You Get through the Door. 12. Handling the Job Interview Successfully. 13. Getting Paid What You Are Worth. 14. Wrapping Things Up. 17. Congratulations! You Are Hired. Appendix A: Buzzwords. Appendix B: Legal Assistant and Paralegal Schools. Appendix C: Legal Assistant and Paralegal Associations. Appendix D: Bibliography. About the Author. Index.
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