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Networking Virtually

Networking happens everywhere (the quarantine edition)

October 14, 2020

One of my favorite things to say is that networking happens everywhere. So what happens when your “everywhere” gets slimmed down during a pandemic, and even when you ARE out and about, your (hopefully) smiling, open and friendly face is hidden behind a mask?

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How technology has changed first impressions

July 08, 2020

It’s no surprise that technology has had a huge impact on the way that we do business, and this impact extends to first impressions, both those you will have with potential employers and with future clients. Because of these changes, it makes sense to focus some of your efforts in ensuring that

Remote Networking

Law students can still network during the coronavirus outbreak

March 31, 2020

Coronavirus is the hot topic on everyone’s mind at the moment. It’s impossible to escape talking about it, and since most likely your classes have shifted to Zoom screens and you may be having a lot of anxiety about what it means for your ability to network with

Networking in a Group

Three easy ways to follow up after a networking event

March 13, 2020

It’s easy to think that the hard part of networking is the event itself, and if we can navigate that successfully, we’ve done our jobs well and the connections will be made. But a big part of successful relationship development is continuity, and that means following up AFTER

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Missing your networking motivation? 4 tips on how to find it!

March 13, 2020

It can be hard to sustain the motivation to continuously network, even when you know it will pay off with either a job offer or client work. So how can you motivate yourself (or others) to keep going when you’ve lost your mojo?

Searching on LinkedIn

Five quick tips to leverage your use of LinkedIn

March 05, 2020

LinkedIn may not seem like the “coolest” of the social media tools to be using, but for future lawyers, it’s truly the best one out there – while there may be other tools on the market that your potential future clients are using (and YES you should be using these), some of

Social Media

Running with it: Combining your passion with relationship development

February 08, 2020

As I was scrolling through Instagram recently, I came across a post from a lawyer I know (shoutout to Craig Levey) who announced that he’ll be running the Boston Marathon in 20 weeks. What’s more, he’s using those 20 weeks as an opportunity to spend a training

Networking

13 best practices for attending networking events

January 10, 2020

As you begin to get your 2020 calendar of events lined up, it’s time to think seriously about how to make the most of the opportunities that you have, so that you’re best leveraging your limited time. Here are some quick tips for making the most out of your attendance!

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Making the most of the YLD Spring Conference as a law student

April 29, 2019

The YLD Spring Conference is not your typical networking mixer. YLD members will be attending this conference from all over the country. To make the most out of attending the YLD Spring Conference, keep the following networking tips in mind.

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OCIs and more: A tongue-in-cheek look at the legal job search

January 03, 2019

Besides finals, cold-calls, and the ever-present need to “keep it together,” a universal and timeless woe for most law students is the search and obtaining of employment. But, fear not fellow law students! Opportunity is everywhere.

Personal Branding

Build these 5 components of a strong brand while in law school

December 19, 2018

Because your law classmates will become important business contacts, you need to start thinking: What can I do today to build a brand that will follow me throughout my career? Law school is the time to become proactive about your business. Consider five components of a strong brand:  Audience Focus, Top of Mind, Action, Exposure, and Performance.

Job Search Tools

Making your case: 5 tools every job-seeking lawyer needs to have

November 30, 2018

The legal industry is a highly-competitive one, and landing a job – especially if you’re a fresh graduate – is easier said than done. There are hundreds of applicants exactly as qualified as you are. Here’s a bit of advice to help you stand out and maximize your chances.

Social Media

Building a law practice with social media

November 08, 2018

Social media can be a good marketing add-on for young digital natives to create a personal brand, make quality contacts, and engage with potential clients. Keep your smartphone camera handy and get ready to market on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube (you can skip Pinterest, Instagram, Reddit, and Snapchat).

Networking

5 essential networking tips for law students

August 01, 2018

You may think that because you’re a law student, you don’t need to have a plan for business development – but it’s never too early to start networking.

Networking

The in-person value of the ABA: networking

July 31, 2018

For some, the bar exam is now a recent, trauma-filled memory, for others, it is just around the corner, and for some still, it’s a mythological beast to be slayed after 3L year.  While an important and necessary step for a law student’s transition from law student to lawyer, there is another necessary component to consider: networking.

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Networking tips for young legal professionals

June 14, 2018

Networking is actually a skill—one that you need to learn, practice, and use to your advantage. Here are my top tips for law students and young professionals in networking.

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Ask the Hiring Attorney: Can I ask professors to connect on LinkedIn?

June 12, 2018

There are many reasons why you might want to connect with professors on LinkedIn, especially law professors. They tend to be well connected, especially within their technical fields. They could also provide you with LinkedIn recommendations or skills endorsements. It’s clear connecting with professors benefits you, but should you ask to connect?

Mentor

The power of mentors and sponsors

March 05, 2018

Mentors provide guidance and advice, but they do not necessarily act as a coach or advocate like sponsors.  Those wanting career guidance and advice typically seek out mentors and, at times, mentors are assigned to professionals new to a particular industry or organization. 

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How ABA leadership roles shaped my career

January 01, 2018

You’re busy with school. The bar exam looms, and career choices are pending. You’ve got no time to think about how the American Bar Association fits into your world right now. Maybe you can get to active involvement with the ABA later. I completely understand that mentality. But based on my own experience, it may mean that you’ll miss out on opportunities that could, literally, shape your career.