Internships through Employment: The Paralegal Job Hunter's Handbook
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Divided into three sections — internships, finding the right permanent job, and ensuring success in the workplace — this concise handbook offers:
Practical information with a variety of samples including cover and thank-you letters, sample resumes, and sample job-hunting portfolio pages;
Valuable advice not covered elsewhere, such as how to quit a job without burning bridges, how to interview by telephone, how to get around the “no reference” rule, how to respond to online job postings, as well as realistic advice on inappropriate workplace behaviors and ethical concerns.
Table of contents includes:
Internship and Career Strategies: The Preliminaries;
Internships: Setting the Stage;
Building an Effective Resume and Cover Letter;
The Internship Experience;
Revising Your Internship Resume and Cover Letter for Permanent Employment;
Interviewing and Negotiating;
The Law Firm Environment;
Keeping Your Job and Advancing in Your Career;
Quitting Your Job and Getting Your Next Job;
Trading in Your Backpack for a Briefcase: Strategies for Success in the Workplace;
Alternative Career Paths;
Appendix A. Job-Hunting Resources;
Appendix B. Sample Resumes;
Appendix C. Sample Cover Letters;
Appendix D. Sample Acceptance and Resignation Letters;
Appendix E. Sample Thank You Letters;
Appendix F. Paralegal Associations;
Appendix G. State and National Bar Associations;
Appendix H. Paralegal Code of Ethics.
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|Edition||1st ed., 2008|