My Guide to Job Hunting Through "Networking" (Hustling)

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Postby alex.feuerman » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:47 pm

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Postby francesfarmer » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:49 pm

Rocío wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:Thank you! This is really helpful and makes me think going to a T-14 isn't worth the crazy loans it if I want to be a PD. Though I'm sure the competitiveness of PD internships locks out a bunch of people from lower ranked schools.


One thing you really should look at in considering schools is the strength of the school's loan repayment assistance program (LRAP). Some schools, like NYU and Penn, have great LRAP programs. At the same time, some T14s have a better public interest program than other schools. NYU, for instance, is generally regarded as being more public-interest focused than Penn. If you don't go to a T14, just make sure you go to a school with LRAP, and make sure the school is local. It's a lot harder to convince a public defender/prosecutor office that you want to work there if you went to a regional school on the other side of the country.

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Re: My Guide to Job Hunting Through "Networking" (Hustling)

Postby Nova » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:40 am

OP and Rocio, thank you.

This information is invaluable.

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Postby Burple » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:50 am

Great post!

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Postby iceman219 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:01 am

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Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:35 am

I think this guide lacks tact. Cold-calling people you don't have contacts with and leaving multiple messages until they respond? Asking them to put you in touch with HR when they (obviously) know that you (obviously) know to apply online?

My suggestions would be to email alumni or go to recruiting events, receptions, etc. and seek connections through those people (most will offer to put you in touch with someone if you're interested in a particular area of law). Lead the email with the connection you have to them and try to sneak it into the subject line--make sure they read the email. If you live in the same city, ask them to meet for coffee or lunch. The best connections are ones where you actually made a connection--which is much easier to do in person than over the phone.

Rather than asking them to put you in touch, I often wait for an offer to "put in a good word, etc." which will often happen because people want to help people they like. Once you get that, you can say something like "is there any chance I can apply through you, or would I be better off sending the recruiting contact my information?" I've had multiple people contact HR for me and recommend that they bring me in for a callback.

Everything about asking questions, etc is spot on.

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Postby delusional » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:49 pm

Great post, OP.




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