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Using a blog to get a job

A blog can be a very useful way for a lawyer looking for work to find connections and, hopefully, get a job.

By Kristopher A. Nelson in

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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.