September 4, 2013
Networking. You hear about it all the time; you may roll your eyes and try to ignore it. Love it or hate it, networking is the way many law students find summer and full-time employment. Job postings and on-campus interviewing only get you so far. Law is a business that is based upon relationship building. You will make your job search easier if you reach beyond the comfort zone of job postings and OCI and engage in some old-fashioned networking. I write extensively about networking in Building Career Connections (NALP). I also love Andrea Nierenberg’s book, Savvy Networking: 118 Fast & Effective Tips for Business Success. Andrea’s web site (http://www.selfmarketing.com/) and Twitter feed offer great inspiration to make networking a part of your job search repertoire.