shredderrrrrr wrote:UnamSanctam wrote:El Pollito wrote:UnamSanctam wrote:El Pollito wrote:yeah when i was looking for CA jobs I perused CL and saw that a lot of small firms post there
Sounds super sketchy though
meh, there isn't really a centralized place for law jobs
i found the job i now on a sketchy aggregator sight http://www.attorneyjobsinusa.com/
I mean you're not wrong, and that linked website is in my bookmarks that I check through every day. I think maybe it's just the CL education and black-on-white format that skeeves me out. No doubt I'll be using both in ~6 months when I start actively looking for a job again.
Speaking of, I wonder if any people in this thread who are out of the vale (or who have been in here for a while) could give an overview of the approach they took while looking for jobs. I remember someone posting something really helpful a few months ago to encourage us and it was really helpful. He told us how many jobs he was applying to and the frequency at which he was doing so and it helped light a fire under my ass! I think it could be helpful if some people more knowledgeable than I shared the approach they take/took to getting out of the vale (i.e. where they looked for jobs, how frequently they were applying, tips for improving chances, etc.). For instance, I only really check 2-3 sites each day--I'd love to hear where everyone else looks each day.
The next step after exhausting job postings is to seek out firms and just apply directly or contact them for a chat. Look for small-midsize firms and especially seek out firms with your school's alumni (ideally partner level). Don't be afraid to contact these alums directly. The majority will not be interested in talking to you, but some will.
You can also do the massmail thing. In fact, you should probably do all of the above.