120: Preparing for the 1L Job Hunt (with Ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones)

Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, about preparing for the 1L job hunt. We'll also talk about the impact your 1L job might, or might not, have on your future job prospects. There are many rules and restrictions on the 1L job application process and a lot of things to consider when deciding what you want to do with your 1L summer, so tune in for some great information and advice. In this episode, we discuss: When should you start applying for 1L summer jobs? Resources for finding job openings What employers are looking for What you should look for in a job How does your 1L summer job impact future job prospects? Resources: NALP General Standards for the Timing of Offers and Decisions (http://www.nalp.org/fulltextofnalpprinciplesandstandards#Part_V._General_Standards) NALP Principles & Standards Interpretations: 1L Student Employer Contact Prior to December 1 (http://www.nalp.org/interpretations#1Ls) NALP Directory (http://www.nalpdirectory.com/) Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair (http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair) PSJD Public Interest Career Fair and Events Calendar (http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair) Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript  (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Episode-120-Preparing-for-the-1L-Job-Hunt.pdf) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes  (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) (or your listening platform of choice). And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee

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