Government Jobs for Paralegals- what types there are and how to get one

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 14% of paralegals are employed by local, state, and federal governments. So what do paralegals working for the government do and where are these jobs? Government Paralegal Jobs Prosecutor’s offices, Courts, the military, the Department of Justice, and the Social Security Administration … [Read more...]

Thinking Outside the Box to Land Your First Paralegal Job

Many recent paralegal graduates are finding it increasingly difficult to find their first job in this economy. Law firms, attorneys, and corporations want someone with experience and superior skills, which most new graduates do not possess. However, do not give up; you can find a paralegal job if you do three things; gain experience, create a … [Read more...]

10 Steps to Create a Paralegal Resume to Get You an Interview

Creating a paralegal resume or a legal assistant resume is best thought of as preparing an advertisement where what you are selling is you. Your resume is usually your first impression on potential employers and it should make them want to meet with you. To create a dazzling legal resume that will get you interviews, follow these ten easy … [Read more...]

8 Steps to Have a Successful Job Interview with a Law Firm

Interviewing for a job anywhere can cause anxiety and stress, but it doesn't have to. The secret to a successful interview with a law firm is being prepared. When you are prepared, you are more confident, articulate, and relaxed; and it shows. So, before you go to your next interview, follow the steps below to get prepared! 1. Learn … [Read more...]

Making the Move to a Corporate Paralegal Job from a Law Firm

Some people assume that paralegals are only employed by law firms; however, this is not correct. Paralegals are used in a variety of companies including the in-house legal departments of banks, hospitals, insurance companies and airlines.   They also work for various government agencies and offices as well as in local, state and federal courts.  … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Use Social Media and Networking to Find a Paralegal Job

Everyone knows how important networking is to a successful career.  As a paralegal, I use networking to give me an advantage over my peers.  The last two paralegal jobs that I have held have both been because of networking (my resume never left my desk).  However, networking has changed a great deal in the past couple of decades.  Networking now … [Read more...]

Paralegal Internship- Where and How to Find One?

A paralegal internship is an unpaid position typically open to full-time paralegal students.  It is designed to give the student real-life work experience so that he or she can apply what they have learned in the classroom setting to an actual legal setting.  It also provides the student contacts within the legal community that may lead to career … [Read more...]

Experienced Paralegal’s Guide to Finding a Job

Most everyone knows that it is difficult to find your first paralegal job.  Most attorneys want to hire a paralegal that has experience so that makes it difficult for new paralegal graduates to find their first job.  If I had to choose which scenario to deal with, I would much rather have experience when searching for a new job.  Having experience … [Read more...]

Want to Become a Paralegal? Here is How!

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, the job outlook for the paralegal field is better than the average for most fields.  Between 2010 and 2020, they predict that paralegal jobs will increase by 18%, which is 4% more than the expected increase in all other occupations combined.  This statistic alone may be causing more people to wonder how to … [Read more...]

6 Steps to Your First Paralegal Job

You have worked hard to obtain your paralegal degree and now you are ready to begin your career as a paralegal.  Even though the paralegal field is growing, it is still important that you treat your job search in the same manner you did your education - - with dedication, preparation and determination. When I searched for my first paralegal … [Read more...]

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