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How Recruiters Find Top Talent on LinkedIn

Ever wondered how to make your profile stand out on LinkedIn, or whether people who use the site actually find jobs with it? While the article “How Recruiters Find Top Talent on LinkedIn” (Vault Blogs, January 23, 2014) is a broad overview of using LinkedIn, remember that most legal recruiters will check to see if […]

Make the Most of Your Winter Break

Although we certainly hope you find time to relax and enjoy yourself during the holidays, the upcoming winter break provides an opportunity for you to further your job search. Learn more about how to update and brand your online profile  as well as tips on connecting with people during the holidays, especially at holiday receptions. […]

Ten Steps to Building a Great Student Profile on LinkedIn

Take a moment to learn the ten steps to building a great student profile on LinkedIn as many recruiters visit this site, as well as Facebook and Instagram, to learn more about you. If you are not a member of the UT Law Alumni-Student Connections Group on Linkedin, join today to network with more than […]

Less Is More: 7 Advantages of Tweeting for a Job

(Vault Blogs, April 17, 2013 by Cathy Vandewater) Twitter is becoming the new job board—or so says the Wall Street Journal. The sprawling site, with its disjointed snippets of conversation, endless links and retweets, and tangled webs of followers can be tough to navigate. But master the waters, and you’ll have world of opportunity on […]

Careers in Federal Government – Talk and Networking on Thursday, February 28

Careers in Federal Government – Talk and Networking Thursday, February 28, from 6:15-7:15 p.m. in JGB 2.216 (map) Sarah Lynch, Director for Communications and Outreach in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), will speak about the exciting work she is doing to facilitate green initiatives. She will also […]

Recommended Resources: New Additions to the CSO Library

The following publications have been added to the CSO Library: The New Lawyer’s Survival Guide, Vol. 1 – From Lemons to Lemonade in the New Legal Job Market – Richard L. Hermann. What Can You Do with a Law Degree? – A Lawyer’s Guide to Career Satisfaction Inside, Outside & Around the Law – Dr. […]

How Recruiters May Use Social Networks to Screen Candidates

Social media monitoring service Reppler surveyed more than 300 hiring professionals to determine when and how job recruiters are screening job candidates on different social networks. While the report does not distinguish the industries of these hiring professionals, the article on Mashable (Erica Swallow, October 23, 2011) demonstrates the importance of maintaining positive social media […]

Before Hitting “Send”: Ten Tips for More Effective Email

Many of us spend hours every day reading (or at least scanning) incoming email, responding as necessary, and writing outgoing email. Students may be interested in reviewing “Before Hitting ‘Send’: Ten Tips for More Effective Email” (Marilyn Bush LeLeiko, LawWriting.com) for more effective professional email. Please feel free to share additional tips below.

The New Networking: Ultimate Guides to Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter

UT Law students can put social media giants like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to work in their summer and postgraduate networking efforts. Explore tips and resources with the New Networking Guides to: LinkedIn Facebook Twitter

Five-Minute Video on Why You Should Join LinkedIn

As you embark on your career, the Career Services Office encourages you to create a LinkedIn profile to expand and manage your professional network. LinkedIn is the leading professional network on the Internet, enabling you to find and connect with classmates and colleagues that you already know; meet professionals and join groups with similar interests; […]