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  • If you are a job seeker, there is probably a lot on your mind.  You’re working on getting your resume edited and up-to-date, trying to stay abreast of the most recent job postings, and scheduling coffees and informational interviews.  While these are all important aspects of a job search, don’t forget about professionalism.  Here are a few tips to show an employer that you have professionalism on your mind. 1)      Always say thank you.  This seems like a no brainer, but you would be surprised by how many people forget those magic words.  Sure, it takes time to write someone a thank you note, but it’s the right thing to do.  Not only did that person take time from their busy day to talk or meet with you, but they probably offered to help you as well.  Show them your appreciation by sending a hand-written or electronic thank you. 2)     ...

    Why Professionalism is Important for Job Seekers

    If you are a job seeker, there is probably a lot on your mind.  You’re working on getting your resume edited and up-to-date, trying to stay abreast of the most recent job postings, and scheduling coffees and informational interviews.  While these are all important aspects of a job search, don’t forget about professionalism.  Here are a few tips to show an employer that you have professionalism on your mind. 1)      Always say thank you.  This seems like a no brainer, but you would be surprised by how many people forget those magic words.  Sure, it takes time to write someone a thank you note, but it’s the right thing to do.  Not only did that person take time from their busy day to talk or meet with you, but they probably offered to help you as well.  Show them your appreciation by sending a hand-written or electronic thank you. 2)     ...

  • Lawyers work hard, but they also enjoy socializing and networking.  As a student or recent graduate, the best way to connect with attorneys is by attending events where practicing lawyers will be present.  Although it can be tempting to let your guard down at an event, you should keep professionalism at the forefront of your mind at all times.  With the Student Alumni Exchange right around the corner, here are some tips for being your most professional self while at a networking event: 1)      Before you attend an event, make sure to RSVP if you are asked to do so.  Showing up at an event when your presence is unexpected can look unprofessional. 2)      If possible, research attendees or presenters via LinkedIn or employer bios prior to an event.  This will show that you have done your homework and care about the people with whom you are connecting. 3)      Know...

    Tips for Leaving a Professional Impression

    Lawyers work hard, but they also enjoy socializing and networking.  As a student or recent graduate, the best way to connect with attorneys is by attending events where practicing lawyers will be present.  Although it can be tempting to let your guard down at an event, you should keep professionalism at the forefront of your mind at all times.  With the Student Alumni Exchange right around the corner, here are some tips for being your most professional self while at a networking event: 1)      Before you attend an event, make sure to RSVP if you are asked to do so.  Showing up at an event when your presence is unexpected can look unprofessional. 2)      If possible, research attendees or presenters via LinkedIn or employer bios prior to an event.  This will show that you have done your homework and care about the people with whom you are connecting. 3)      Know...

  • Most law students and attorneys have to-do lists that stretch as far as the eye can see.   The legal profession intrinsically attracts people who are organized, who are planners and, let’s face it, who are a bit “Type A.”  Often, these qualities are among the things that make lawyers so successful.  The problem comes when the writer of the to-do list forgets to add a few line items for him or herself.  The needs of clients are important, but so are the needs of the attorney.  Professionalism can slip when an attorney or law student feels overwhelmed.  This lack of care for oneself can cause anger, depression, anxiety and a host of other issues.  If you have been feeling stressed or overwhelmed lately, check out the tips below on how to recharge and unwind. 1)      If your to-do list is the roadmap for your day, make sure to schedule some...

    Self-Care is an Important Aspect of Professionalism

    Most law students and attorneys have to-do lists that stretch as far as the eye can see.   The legal profession intrinsically attracts people who are organized, who are planners and, let’s face it, who are a bit “Type A.”  Often, these qualities are among the things that make lawyers so successful.  The problem comes when the writer of the to-do list forgets to add a few line items for him or herself.  The needs of clients are important, but so are the needs of the attorney.  Professionalism can slip when an attorney or law student feels overwhelmed.  This lack of care for oneself can cause anger, depression, anxiety and a host of other issues.  If you have been feeling stressed or overwhelmed lately, check out the tips below on how to recharge and unwind. 1)      If your to-do list is the roadmap for your day, make sure to schedule some...