Their discussion includes current paralegal hiring trends, educational and certification requirements, tips for paralegals just entering the job market [insert comma] and the top three areas paralegal job seekers most need to improve to be more marketable.
Kim also addresses a current “hot button” issue for the paralegal profession, i.e. whether employers are seeking inexperienced new attorneys instead of experienced paralegals
Also in this episode:
• The most in-demand specialty areas for legal support staffers
• The most in-demand computer and software proficiencies
• The amount of experience typical legal employers require
• Requirements for education and certification
• Tips for paralegals just entering the job market
• Traits of successful paralegal job applicants
• How social media is used in the placement process
• Tips for maintaining your LinkedIn profile
Internet resources and links mentioned during the podcast:
Special Counsel, http://specialcounsel.com,
The 6Ps of the BIG 3 for Job-Seeking JDs: 60+ Ways to Get Hired Using Social Networking by Amanda C. Ellis http://www.amazon.com/The-6Ps-BIG-Job-Seeking-JDs/dp/0578053039/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332796614&sr=1-
Amanda Ellis on Twitter: @AELLISLEGA
Special Counsel on Twitter: @PGHLAW.JOBS
Guest post by Kim Wierzel: http://www.practicalparalegalism.com/2012/02/interviewing-tips-for-paralegal.html
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