First Impressions Are Crucial for Legal Professionals at Job Fairs

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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A great way for students to get acquainted with businesses in the area and network with professionals in similar fields is to attend a regional job fair. Organized by business, university, trade or human resource organizations, the fairs allow numerous prospective employers to promote their companies and meet potential candidates for a variety of open positions. Before students arrive at the job fair, they should first be clear on the types of positions and companies that interest them.

Typically, job fairs will provide a layout of the various businesses that are scheduled to attend, so that students can do the proper research beforehand. Those with a penchant for the legal industry can check out the map and highlight the various companies that could demonstrate a need for a law professional, whether at a government agency, law firm or real estate company.

After choosing the various businesses to visit, students should prepare their resumes, business cards and other professional materials, keeping them handy as they venture from booth to booth.

Although the number of people in attendance and available information can be overwhelming, it is important for students to stay in the present and make a positive first impression at each organization. Students could ultimately find their dream job at one of these job fairs, and their chances of getting the job offer may depend solely on that initial encounter. Students who want to get started in the legal world can enroll in legal courses at Reeves College. For more information on the Legal Administrative Assistant program or other available courses, fill out the form on the right.


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