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.
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.