FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the internet.
Perhaps very welcome news to legal employees is ButterflyVista's recent release of JobFish 2010; a windows application that facilitates the use of online job boards to seek employment opportunities. The program provides for easy locating of job openings, management of job listings, staying on top of contacts, monitoring applications, and goes so far as to help navigate unemployment insurance. This helps those who are looking for legal related jobs; as well general job seekers.
The job boards tracked by JobFish 2010 include CareerBuilder.com, Craigslist.org, Monster.com, hotjobs.com, Dice.com, as well as others. By using JobFish 2010, the job seeker does not need to deal with a number of different job board interfaces. Plus JobFish 2010 allows for searches by industry, geography and other elements. To reduce online clutter, JobFish 2010 hides jobs that are not of interest to the seeker.
The JobFish 2010 software provides assistance in terms of creating resumes and cover letters, mail merge and emails, and assists with preparation for job interviews. JobFish 2010 sets forth sample interview questions, answers and tips. It also has a built-in calendar and task list that can be used for scheduling and delivering follow-up messages and phone calls.
ButterflyVista points out that JobFish 2010 can strengthen phone calls with prospective employers; when a phone call comes in, the job seeker quickly can obtain information about the potential job at issue from the JobFish 2010 database, so that the seeker appears immediately conversant during the call.
Does JobFish 2010 guarantee the legal job of your dreams? Of course not. But in this economy, it should be considered as a boost to your employment chances if you are not making sufficient headway on your own.
JobFish 2010 runs under Windows XP/Vista/7. A single user license currently is charged out at $59.99, with a two-month license available for $18.99. A license can be ordered from http://www.butterflyvista.com or http://www.amazon.com.
Happy job hunting!
Eric Sinrod is a partner in the San Francisco office of Duane Morris LLP (http://www.duanemorris.com) where he focuses on litigation matters of various types, including information technology and intellectual property disputes. His Web site is http://www.sinrodlaw.com and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. To receive a weekly email link to Mr. Sinrod's columns, please send an email to him with Subscribe in the Subject line.
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