How to Land Your First Paralegal Job

Paperback | January 16, 2008

byAndrea Wagner

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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.

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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 update...

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How to Land Your First Paralegal Job   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 t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.7 inPublished:January 16, 2008Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0132069032

ISBN - 13:9780132069038

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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

 

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