As you prepare for on campus interviews, you may find some titles in Tarlton’s collection of interest. A wide range of works have been written on the topic of job search and career development for lawyers.
Listed below are a few highlights from Tarlton’s holdings. For more, you can browse Tarlton’s catalog by subject for additional titles related to clerking for a judge:
Job Quest for Lawyers: The Essential Guide to Finding and Landing the Job You Want
by Sheila Nielsen
KF 297 N54 2011
This work provides step-by-step guidance that finally makes networking inspiring instead of a chore. The “quest” motif applies to each stage of the job search, and is used to help readers understand how to create a positive and effective networking experience. The book demystifies networking by including illustrations from the author’s own experiences and from the stories of her clients that provide examples of the real world do’s and don’ts of how to conduct a productive job search. Unlike so many other career books, Job Quest for Lawyers is a process-focused book that is eminently applicable to attorneys at all phases of their careers, from new graduates to senior lawyers. Lawyers at all stages of practice will benefit from reading this book.
The Insider’s Guide to Getting a Big Firm Job
by Erika M. Finn, Jessica T. Olmon
KF 297 F56 2009
There are many interviewing guides out there, and frankly most of them are useless—at least for law students. Law firm interviewers will not ask you to describe a situation where you overcame a challenge. They will not ask you to pick an animal you would like to be, and they will not ask you to solve some artificial hypothetical. Maybe that kind of interviewing goes on elsewhere, but only rarely at law firms, so books that give elaborate explanations on how to answer this type of question are simply not speaking to law students interviewing at big firms.
Because big law firms generally do not ask prepackaged questions, practicing prepackaged answers will do you no good. Instead you need to understand. And that is where the Insider’s Guide will help you. Instead of providing prepackaged answers, this book will help you develop your own answers (which you should practice, of course) that will be far superior to anything handed to you, because these answers will be yours. And more importantly, you will be able to apply them in the fluid environment that is the law firm interview.
The Legal Job Interview: Winning the Law-related Job in Today’s Market
by Clifford Ennico
KF 297 E56 2008
Chapters contain “real world” advice on finding job opportunities, preparing for the interview, and making the right impression every time you interview. Offers suggested answers to the most common legal interview questions, and advice for succeeding on the job once you are hired.