Using a blog to get a job
By Kristopher A. Nelson
in July 2009
300 words / 1 min. A blog can be a very useful way for a lawyer looking for work to find connections and, hopefully, get a job.
Note: this post is from 2009. Evaluate with care and in light of later events.
A blog can be a very useful way for a lawyer looking for work to find connections and, hopefully, get a job. I previously wrote about this in the context of law students, pointing out that a blog can help you define how employers looking for your info online see you, build your personal “brand” and reputation, and sharpen your writing skills.
A blog can be equally beneficial to a more seasoned lawyer looking for a job after law school, as Niki Black writes at Lawyerist:
Blogging can be beneficial to the legal job seeker in many ways. Through a blog, you can:
- Demonstrate your substantive knowledge;
- Showcase your writing and analytical skills; and
- Convince prospective employers that you are on top of changes in your field.
For the attorney in search of a job, blogging will be most effective if the blog focuses on the substantive area of law in which you hope to practice.
via Start a blog, get a job | Lawyerist.
Blogging is just an updated method of networking. Certainly is doesn’t guarantee a job, but every path to show your talent and abilities takes you a little closer to connecting with the right employer or client.