When I was initially hunting for a job, I tried to extract as many tips about finding a job as I could from various articles and guides. Most job search advice provides cliche and generic information. Many times the articles are just canned, purchased articles designed to boost website SEO through “unique” content in order to lure in visitors and therefore more advertising dollars. Rarely is the advice particularly helpful to those struggling to find work with a J.D. or facing other, similarly daunting job search challenges.
There were some gems along the way, but their utility was blunted by
the disparate nature of the information. While I hope this blog will be a
repository for sound advice about finding non-legal jobs, I want to be a
bit more methodical. I’m therefore going to start a new series in which
I try to walk a job seeker from the first step of getting on the right
path to find non legal work to the goal of finding a serious,
substantive, non legal position.
Note – my goal isn’t just to help someone find “a job”, but to find
the right job. Therefore, I’ll provide advice about turning entry level,
temp, and “bridge” jobs into marketing tools to land a (at least)
satisfactory, career oriented, non legal job.
This doesn’t mean I won’t post other articles along the way; it just
means that I’m going to call out posts that belong in this sequential
series in order to provide a clear path for finding a non legal job.