How to Land Your First Paralegal Job / Edition 5

How to Land Your First Paralegal Job / Edition 5

by Andrea Wagner
     
 

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… See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132069038
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/30/2008
Series:
Pearson Custom Library: Paralegal Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,276,519
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

1. The Paralegal Field

2. Where Do You Fit into the Organization

3. Straight Talk about Paralegal Schools

4. How to Stand Out from the Crowd

5. Formats for Power Resumes: The Chronological Resume

6. Formats for Power Resumes: The Functional Resume

7. Writing a Strong Cover Letter

8. Networking

9. Beginning Your Job Search

10. Effective Job Search Strategies

11. After You Get Through the Door

12. Successfully Handling the Job Interview

13. Getting P aid What You are Worth

14. Wrapping Things Up

15. Congratulations! You Are Hired

Appendix A: Buzzwords

Appendix B: Legal Assistant and Paralegal Schools List

Appendix C: Legal Assistant and Paralegal Associations List

Appendix D: Suggested Reading

About the Author

Index

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