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New Paralegal Voice Podcast: Paralegal Hiring Trends

The listener metrics are in, and The Paralegal Voice podcast had over 10,000 listens in March 2012. I just want to say a huge thank-you to all of you who have listened to the only monthly paralegal podcast currently available. We really appreciate you spreading the word, and supporting not only our podcast, but the…

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Interviewing Tips for the Paralegal

By Kim Wierzel Congratulations!  Your dream job has just called to ask you in for an interview.  You thought it was a long shot, but you got the interview.  How many times have you said, “If they would just meet me, I know they would love me?”  Here are some interviewing tips to help you…

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Today’s Quote: What’s Better than a Kindle Fire?

You do not have a traditional legal assistant career path? We are more interested in someone who has an entrepreneurial spirit, great energy, and is not afraid of taking on new challenges! So if you have such qualities and want to work hard, have fun, and make history, please apply! ~ Excerpt from Amazon’s ad…

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Do You Have to Be Currently Employed to Get a Paralegal Job?

But do you have to have a job already? A recent post at jobmouse.com reports that unemployment discrimination continues, with the National Employment Law Project recently revealing a new list of job postings requiring applicants to be currently employed. In plain language, you can’t get some jobs unless you have a job. One of the…

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Looking for a Paralegal Job? You Need to Get Out of the House

Ken Winters, owner of Staffback, a corporate recruiting firm in Santa Cruz, California, has some good advice for job seekers:  get out of the house.  He recommends spending at least one-third of your job-seeking time volunteering and making personal connections, and using the rest of your time to look for jobs online and to network…

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Saturday LOL: The Catch-Hell Cover Letter

When I saw “The Catch-All Cover Letter” written by a graduating Cornell senior, I thought I’d hit job application pay dirt for my readers. Which I kind of did, but only if you need a good belly laugh. For the newbies out there, read it, but don’t copy it. Repeat: don’t copy it just because…

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Some Resume Action Verbs to Avoid

When I stumbled across “500 Positive Resume Action Verbs That Get Job Interviews,” I got kind of excited, because I usually review several resumes every week (thanks, y’all, for asking for my input, I try to combine tact with brutal honesty). I frequently suggest that legal job seekers use a functional skills format to sell…

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Robert Half Legal Survey Forecasts Increased Legal Hiring

A new survey by Robert Half Legal for its quarterly Legal Hiring Index indicates that 29% of the 200 lawyers interviewed plan to hire additional legal personnel during the second quarter of 2011. The fastest-growing specialty areas are litigation, general business/commercial, and bankruptcy/foreclosure law. “The business environment remains competitive, and law firms are adding staff…

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