If you have been waiting for a good time to get serious about your job search, you should not wait any longer. The small and medium law firm hiring season is in full swing, job applicants are applying to jobs across the country, and these firms are beginning to make offers.
The job application process may seem daunting. But by breaking the job search process into smaller pieces, you can get much more done. As an easy first steps, log on to Resumé Launchpad
and try browsing the different law firms in your area. If you live in a big city, there will be thousands, so try narrowing it down by practice area. Take a look at the firm's website to see how strong their practices really are. Also look at the firm's recent court decisions; there is a feature within Resumé Launchpad to do this.
This search is a small but important first step of the job application process. The nice part of it is that you can take a look without committing yourself to anything.
Once you have decided on firms, you can make the next step: writing a basic cover letter
. A cover letter does not have to be a long history of your background, something short and simple will do. If you are not sure what to write or you're not confident, let us know
and we'll have a professional write a custom cover letter for you. Proceed with your job search in baby-steps, doing each task slowly and carefully.
But the most important thing is that you do something! Sitting on your hands will not land you a job. The least you can do is spend fifteen minutes today browsing firms in your area.