How to Land Your First Paralegal Job (5th Edition)

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This book can help you develop the extra competitive edge it takes to get the job you want as a paralegal. Whether you are a student contemplating beginning your career as a paralegal, changing careers, or looking to move ahead in your current job, this book is a practical handbook designed to be used again and again. Completely updated in a new edition,  this book will provide you with the tools needed to get in the door with the best possible resume, give a great job interview, and secure the job offer! This new edition features updated web listings, booklists, and more information on individual State certification. By following the job search techniques laid out in this book, you will be rewarded with a career that is satisfying and stimulating.

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How to Land Your First Paralegal Job

 

This book can help you develop the extra competitive edge it takes to get the job you want as a paralegal.  Whether you are a student contemplating beginning your career as a paralegal, changing careers, or looking to move ahead in your current job, this book is a practical handbook designed to be used again and again. 

 

This new edition features updated web listings, booklists, and more information on individual state certification. By following the job search techniques laid out in this book, you will be rewarded with a career that is satisfying and stimulating.

 

                                                                                                                                                           

 

 “…Andrea Wagner is truly an expert in paralegal placement. With more than 20 years in the field, she has seen the evolution of the profession…Her collected wisdom and experience make this book the one tool that all paralegals should have as they go out into the job market for the first time.”

Foreword by Terese A. Cannon, Dean

John F. Kennedy University School of Law

Educational Consultant, American Bar Association

Standing Committee on Paralegals

 

“Having used several ‘career’ type classes and having used different texts, this is by far the best one I have seen. It is a text that I always encourage students to keep.”

Kathleen A. Mack, Harrisburg Area Community College

 

“…Very realistic assessment of whether paralegal education is a benefit…clear, well-organized presentation…The illustrations are terrific. The plans and charts are very helpful for students actively engaged in a job search…”

Laura Barnard

Lakeland Community College

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The purpose of this handbook is to assist new paralegals in finding satisfying and fulfilling jobs. Whether you are a paralegal student beginning your career, a recent college graduate searching for a career, or a person changing careers, my goal is to give you that extra competitive edge to get the job you want in the paralegal market. You may use this book not only for this job search, but for all subsequent ones.

Because paralegal positions represent a relatively new profession, there is still a wide array of entrées into the marketplace. During my almost twenty years as a legal assistant recruiter, placement director, and career counselor, I have placed all kinds of legal professionals with all types of backgrounds. I have placed people in the largest law firms in the nation and in one-lawyer firms that had never employed a paralegal before. I know which approaches work and which do not. I have seen the successes and the failures. Over the years I have developed a keen awareness of how successful job searches work and what law firms and corporate employers of paralegals look for in successful applicants—from what kinds of résumés and cover letters work to how to conduct yourself successfully in an interview.

This book is designed to share what I know. It is designed to be a practical handbook to be used again and again. In it you will find step-by-step procedures to follow when you look for a job. Included are samples of cover letters, resumes, and interview questions as well as a suggested reading list and employment reference sources and an entire section devoted to the Internet.

I have also included convenient checklists for your use with each subsequent job hunt. Special Hot Tip sections will give you insider information about the marketplace. You will find these sections very helpful. Best of luck in your job hunting. You are entering the most dynamic and fastest-growing profession in the nation!

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