Being a Paralegal

Here’s a recent article from Paralegal Today which gives some good information about getting started on the Paralegal Path. It highlights the different educational requirements, how to evaluate schools and other information for those just beginning to consider a career as a Paralegal.

Getting Started as a Paralegal

Published in: Uncategorized on September 5, 2013 at 10:37 pm  Comments (1)  
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Portfolios . . . why have one?

Having a relevant and well-polished portfolio can push you to the top of the heap in the interview process.  It may help to make you memorable to the interviewer (for good reason rather than because you were annoying or ill-prepared as many applicants can be)

Of course, a portfolio alone will not land you the job, but having a well-developed portfolio with examples of work product that you are capable of creating with limited instruction/supervision will speak volumes about you that your resume may not.

When you bring your portfolio to an interview, it may be best to hold it for the end of the interview rather than letting it be a distraction too early when you want to be able to create a strong first impression.  As good time to bring it out is when you are asked the question, “Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?”

You can respond (humbly, of course), “Well, I did bring some samples of my work.  Here is my portfolio.”  I would offer to leave them an electronic copy of the documents in the portfolio.  Don’t leave the original.  You should invest in having great presentation for the hard copy original of your portfolio,  and it would be too expensive to leave every potential employer an original, but do allow them to go through it, and be ready to discuss the work that you have produced.

Interviewers love portfolios!  It gives them something more on which to base their evaluation of you and recommendation to hire you.  Of course, the caveat is that you should only include work you did and are capable of doing.

Published in: on February 14, 2012 at 1:03 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Paralegal in the Top 13 Jobs

Read the article at the link below, and be sure to check out the job ranked 13th overall out of the top 200 jobs.

Top 200 Jobs

Published in: on January 9, 2011 at 9:19 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Paralegal Jobs

Looking for a job?  Check out the new Legal Recruiters website.  They also have a group on LinkedIn which you could join.

Published in: on December 17, 2010 at 8:55 am  Leave a Comment  
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Legal Technology Jobs

The following website lists legal technology jobs.  Many of these are positions for which paralegals may be qualified or interested.

http://www.e-legaltechnology.org/jobs-recruitment/index.php

Published in: on April 1, 2010 at 9:13 pm  Leave a Comment  
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