That time of year is coming -- OCI -- that's on-campus interview season for the newbies. And for many participating in the process, OCI is the foundation of your job search and career trajectory. It's not make or break, but it definitely sets the tone.
The key to success in law school -- and OCI -- is preparation. It's never too early to start, so we thought we'd let you in on an OCI prep event for our New York greedy associates. For everyone else, we have a roundup of FindLaw's best OCI advice.
Dubbed a "boot camp for on campus interview success," this event will feature two panels, and individual feedback sessions where you can have an attorney review your resume, go over interview and networking skills, and advise you about how to fix your social media profiles. You can register here.
A brief discussion on why you should participate in OCI, and some resume tips that will help differentiate you from the rest of your class. No resume is perfect -- be sure to revise yours.
Five easy tips to not only get through, but confidently ace a law firm on-campus interview. A must read for anyone participating in the interview process.
While not a personal proponent of the thank-you note for job interviews, if you fall in the "I send thank-you notes after interviews" camp, then here are some tips for sending a professional thank-you note.
You may think you know what to wear, but before you step out, be sure to give this list an once-over. You want the interviewer to focus on you, not your appearance, so be sure to avoid anything distracting.
It may still be summer, but OCI is just around the corner. Reading the posts listed above should help you tackle the process, making for a smoother OCI period. We wish you the best of luck with OCI and your job hunt.
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- It's the Climb: Goal Setting for Law School (FindLaw's Greedy Associates Blog)
- The Post-OCI Process: Now, What? (FindLaw's Greedy Associates Blog)
- Five Tips for Working with Legal Recruiters aka Headhunters (FindLaw's Greedy Associates Blog)