Job Searching Issues as a Student

  • Monday, November 19, 2012 3:11 PM
    Message # 1141027
    Deleted user
    It seems like as we are in school trying to better ourselves the job market rejects us. I have had the hardest time finding work as a student. Is anyone else having a hard time getting a firm to take a chance on you. I was hoping to gain real world experience before graduation. Any suggestions from anyone in the same boat or was in the same situation?
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  • Thursday, December 06, 2012 12:38 PM
    Reply # 1153824 on 1141027

    Breaking into the legal industry is not easy. I always advise students that they should be looking for their first job while they are still students.  Right now, you should just be looking to get a foot in the door by working in any available position - receptionist, file clerk, copy center work - any type of job to get that law firm on your resume. Law firm experience is very important to hiring Attorneys. Law firms also like to hire from within and it is possible to work your way up to a paralegal position. You should also be trying to meet as many paralegals as you can by attending association events . We like to help each other find jobs and you accomplish this by networking with working paralegals.  

  • Thursday, January 24, 2013 2:53 PM
    Reply # 1188062 on 1141027
    Deleted user
    Thanks for the advice, I see experience is bigger than education most of the time. i will continue to network and work with my fellow HPA members and try to get the experience.
  • Friday, March 08, 2013 9:48 AM
    Reply # 1237154 on 1141027
    Deleted user
    Just posted a great position in HPA's job bank for new paralegals starting out!  The job bank section is for members only and can only be viewed once you have signed in to your account. 


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