Higher Education

Job Placement Strategies for Paralegals, 1st Edition

  • Margaret E. Pickard, J.D.
  • ISBN-10: 1418040088  |  ISBN-13: 9781418040086
  • 172 Pages
  • © 2008 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $56.50

About

Overview

Job Placement Strategies for Paralegals is a job search guidebook for paralegal students and professionals. This practical workbook outlines placement skills and strategies for helping job seekers find a position in the fast growing paralegal profession. The book offers effective tools and strategies to help paralegals prepare a professional resume and cover letter, find job opportunities in the private and public sector, win over prospective employers in the job interview, and evaluate job offers, including salary, bonus structure, and benefits packages. The guide includes a detailed resume worksheet that will direct job seekers in preparing and customizing a resume for a successful job search. Sample paralegal resumes and cover letters contain critical commentary to help applicants prepare outstanding materials. This unique guidebook also prepares job hunters for the job interview by offering practical advice including how to prepare, what to bring, and what to wear. Specific interview questions, including the dreaded "zinger" questions are set forth with winning answers provided. This essential resource will help paralegals in all stages of their careers. The sample resumes, cover letters, and job strategies will be invaluable to both students entering the profession as well as paralegals currently working in the legal field.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides step-by-step instructions and worksheets for drafting a winning resume.
  • Sample resumes and cover letters illustrate important drafting Do's and Don'ts.
  • Offers effective tips for today's successful online job search.
  • Prepares job seekers for the job interview.
  • Provides keys to evaluate and negotiate the final job offer.
  • Ideal for job strategies workshops and seminars.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting the Job You Want
Chapter 2: Resume Writing
Chapter 3: Getting Started With a Resume Worksheet
Chapter 4: Everyone's an Expert: Good, Bad, and Mediocre Resumes
Chapter 5: Introducing Your Resume with a Cover Letter
Chapter 6: Making a Good First Impression: Cover Letter Samples
Chapter 7: Job Search Techniques: Where to Start
Chapter 8: Preparing the Interview: The Final Stage
Glossary

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1428323058 | ISBN-13: 9781428323056)

Oran's Dictionary of the Law  (ISBN-10: 1418080918 | ISBN-13: 9781418080914)

Oran's Dictionary of the Law, Fourth Edition, is the easiest to use introduction to legal terminology and concepts on the market. It contains clear definitions of the words that most paralegals, paralegal students, and persons in related fields need to know. The book gives the reader the core of each legal idea and helps them understand the American legal system as well as how to approach research tasks. The book precisely explains contracts, laws, court decisions, and lawyers. This new fourth edition includes a CD-ROM that contains all terms and definitions in the book and over a thousand new and revised definitions. It also includes an updated section on computerized legal research and overhauled sections on bankruptcy, intellectual property, litigation support, national security and other rapidly changing subject areas. Oran's Dictionary of the Law will leave the reader equipped with a precise, technical, legal vocabulary.

List Price = $56.95  | CengageBrain Price = $56.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $42.75

Student Supplements

Oran's Dictionary of the Law  (ISBN-10: 1418080918 | ISBN-13: 9781418080914)

Oran's Dictionary of the Law, Fourth Edition, is the easiest to use introduction to legal terminology and concepts on the market. It contains clear definitions of the words that most paralegals, paralegal students, and persons in related fields need to know. The book gives the reader the core of each legal idea and helps them understand the American legal system as well as how to approach research tasks. The book precisely explains contracts, laws, court decisions, and lawyers. This new fourth edition includes a CD-ROM that contains all terms and definitions in the book and over a thousand new and revised definitions. It also includes an updated section on computerized legal research and overhauled sections on bankruptcy, intellectual property, litigation support, national security and other rapidly changing subject areas. Oran's Dictionary of the Law will leave the reader equipped with a precise, technical, legal vocabulary.

List Price = $56.95  | CengageBrain Price = $56.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $42.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Margaret E. Pickard, J.D.

Margaret E. Pickard is an attorney, educator, and author. She is admitted to practice law in California, Montana, the U.S. District Court, Ninth Circuit, as well as the U.S. District Courts of Montana and the Northern District of California. She is currently a faculty member in the Continuing Education Division of Duke University and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.