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Interviews & Networking
Why the Interview is Important | On Campus vs. Callback Interviews | What to Expect the Day of the Interview | EIP Interviews | Callbacks  | The Callback Interview Overview | Callback Travel Arrangements and Expenses |  Lunch Interviews | Telephone Interviews | Videoconference Interviews | Preparing for the Interview | Questions Employers May Ask You | Questions to Ask Employers | Questions to Avoid Asking | Responding to Broad Brush Questions | Handling Difficult Issues | Dressing for the Interview | Evaluating Firms for Professional Success | Follow Up and Thank You Letters | Networking and Informational Interviews | Law Firm Reception Etiquette | How to Find HLS Alumni | Summer Mock Interview Program | Callback Q & A with OCS Peer Advisors

Resumes, etc.
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Researching Employers
NALP Directory of Legal Employers | Law Firm Rankings and Guides | Student Evaluations of Employers in CSM | EIP Statistics from Prior Years | Martindale Hubbell | Research by Location | Ask the Experts: 2013 Regional Guides | Strategic Bidding: EIP | Law Firm Pronunciation Audio Guide | Using Firm Websites | Lexis News Search | Additional Employers to Consider | Alumni in-House Counsel | Opportunities Outside Law Firms

Recruiting and Job Search
A Guide to the Job Search | Early Interview Program | Fall Interview Program | International Summer Employment Program | Spring Interview Program | Resume Book Program | Recruiting Policies & Guidelines for Students | HLS Job Bank | How to Use Career Services Manager (CSM)

Offers
Holding & Responding to Offers | Splitting the Summer | Handling Slow Responses and Rejection | No Offer From a Summer Employer | Evaluating Offers | Salary Considerations | Evaluating Firms for Professional Success | How to Effectively Negotiate Salary at Small & Midsized Firms | Law Firm Assessment Grid

On the Job
Initial Considerations | Deliver Superior Work Product | Manage Your Time Effectively | Use Technology Wisely | Make and Maintain a Good Impression | Manage the Social Experience | Secure the Offer | How to Secure an Offer from Your Summer Job: Advice From the Experts Podcast Series | From Student to Associate: Managing the Transition | Understanding Your Law Firm | Working the Assignment System | Working Effectively with Support Staff | Business Development | How to Excel as a Junior Associate: Advice from the Experts Podcast Series

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LLM Students

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Career Transitions
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Career Management
Self Assessment | Building Your Network | Business Development | Managing Your Career During a Recession

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Prospective Students

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Employers

Posting a Job | Video Conference Interviewing | Employment Statistics | HLS Grading and Honors System | The J.D. Curriculum | Early Interview Program | Fall Interview Program | Spring Interview Program | International Summer Employment Program | Overseas- Trained Student Interview Program | Recruiting Policies | NALP Guidelines | Contacting 1L Students | Host an Event and/or Reception | Participate in OCS Programming | Become a Sponsor During EIP | Symplicity for Employers 

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Last modified: April 18, 2014

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