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How to Find a Job as a Paralegal 3rd Edition

Marie Kisiel

  • Published
  • 200 Pages

Overview

Designed as a supplement to help paralegal or legal assistant students find employment. A practical, realistic approach guides students through each step of the job hunting process and the third edition provides an expanded selection of examples of resumes, cover letters, and follow-up letters. Checklists and forms help students determine their personal strengths P ideal when preparing for interviews. A new chapter has been added to help students understand what to expect the first 30 days on the job. Text also includes an appendix of resources for employment and recommended readings.

Marie Kisiel, Roosevelt University

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • Updated and expanded, this edition includes more networking (Ch. 8) and freelancing (Ch. 9) coverage, as well as more sample resumes and letters (Chs. 4, 5, and 7).
  • Foreword by Jean Hellman, Paralegal Program Director, Loyola University, sets the stage for the text with a brief introduction.
  • An additional chapter provides insight and guidance on what to expect the first 30 days on the job, what to do to increase job performance, and how to avoid common pitfalls. This chapter includes comments, tips and quotes from working paralegals who indicate what they wished they had known about the first 30 days on the job.
  • * Chapter 2 asks students to complete a preliminary self-assessment exercise to determine skills, salary expectations, goals and concerns.
  • * Chapter 3 focuses entirely on self-assessment and self-inventory by asking students to list work history, volunteer work, and activities and what they accomplished in each situation. It also asks them to complete a skills inventory to help identify particular skills and strengths. * Exhibits, located throughout the text, include sample resumes and cover letters to help in the job search. They
Introduction. What is a Paralegal and Why Is The Paralegal Profession Growing? Self-Assessment/Self-Inventory. The Resume. The Cover Letter. How to Get Hired: The Art of Being Interviewed. Follow-up Letters. Your Job Search Plan: Objectives, Resources, Networking, and Record-Keeping. Beyond the Beginner: Freelancing as a Paralegal. Paralegal: Stepping Stone to Other Careers. On the Job/The First Thirty Days. Appendices. Index.

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  • ISBN-10: 0314067426
  • ISBN-13: 9780314067425
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $119.25
  • RETAIL $158.95

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

How to Find a Job as a Paralegal

ISBN: 9780314067425
Designed as a supplement to help paralegal or legal assistant students find employment. A practical, realistic approach guides students through each step of the job hunting process and the third edition provides an expanded selection of examples of resumes, cover letters, and follow-up letters. Checklists and forms help students determine their personal strengths P ideal when preparing for interviews. A new chapter has been added to help students understand what to expect the first 30 days on the job. Text also includes an appendix of resources for employment and recommended readings.

FOR STUDENTS

How to Find a Job as a Paralegal

ISBN: 9780314067425
Designed as a supplement to help paralegal or legal assistant students find employment. A practical, realistic approach guides students through each step of the job hunting process and the third edition provides an expanded selection of examples of resumes, cover letters, and follow-up letters. Checklists and forms help students determine their personal strengths P ideal when preparing for interviews. A new chapter has been added to help students understand what to expect the first 30 days on the job. Text also includes an appendix of resources for employment and recommended readings.