While you may be familiar with the term "carbon footprint," do you know about your digital footprint?
The goal of a carbon footprint is to have as little an impact on the environment as possible. Your individual's digital footprint, if it's an effective one, is noticeable, prominent and clear. Educators and professionals in the legal field have begun to encourage students to build up their online presence and maintain a positive and impacting voice within the industry.
Blogging, tweeting and regularly updating a LinkedIn profile can help demonstrate to employers that you're a professional who stays up-to-date with new developments. It also allows you to showcase your achievements and expand your professional network.
Across all industries, a blog can help professionals express their expertise, in-depth research skills and writing abilities all in one central location. On the other hand, as a paralegal or legal administrative student, you can learn a great deal from subscribing to relevant legal blogs written by reputable professionals in the field.
More condensed, yet equally enlightening, is Twitter, where you can receive your daily fix of industry news and learn tips on how to get ahead as a paralegal.