Internships Through Employment The Paralegal Job Hunter's Handbook

ISBN-10: 0735562474

ISBN-13: 9780735562479

Edition: 2008

Authors: Deborah E. Bouchoux, Susan M. Sullivan

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Written by authors with extensive experience in placing paralegal students in successful internships and permanent jobs, Internships through Employment: The Paralegal Job Hunter's Handbook is the only text in the field to focus on internships and permanent employment. Divided into three sections internships, finding the right permanent job, and ensuring success in the workplace this concise handbook offers: practical information with a variety of samples including cover and thank-you letters, sample resumes, and sample job-hunting portfolio pages valuable advice not covered elsewhere, such as how to quit a job without burning bridges, how to interview by telephone, how to get around the "no reference" rule, how to respond to online job postings, as well as realistic advice on inappropriate workplace behaviors and ethical concernsa readable, accessible style Bouchoux and Sullivan, both with wide-ranging practical and teaching experience, have designed this outstanding text to be useful as a coursebook as well as a handbook:each chapter includes Web references, ethics tips, discussion questions, and sample assignments extensive appendices include job hunting resources, sample resumes, sample cover letters and other types of correspondence, and paralegal resources to help job hunters This book is part of a comprehensive teaching package that includes PowerPoint slides and an extensive Instructor's Manual featuring:sample syllabiInternship Timelines: What To Do When in Your Internship Programsuggestions for in-class activities and projects for each chapteranswers to discussion questions and Web Work questionsadvice on running a successful internship programnumerous forms to be used in an internship program, including:Letter to Law Firm to Inquire About Internship PlacementInternship Application FormInternship ContractMemo to Students Regarding Internship PoliciesInternship Assignment FormInternship Progress ReportEvaluation Forms to be Used by Internship SupervisorsEvaluation Forms to be Used by Student InternsTime Sheet/Daily Log
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List price: $99.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 5/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 335
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.55" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694

John W. Servos received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. He teaches the history of science and medicine at Amherst College, where he is the Anson D. Morse Professor of History. His book, Physical Chemistry from Ostwald to Pauling: The Making of a Science in America (Princeton University Press, 1990), was awarded the Pfizer Prize of the History of Science Society in 1991. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and currently serves as president of the History of Science Society.Deborah E. Bouchoux, J.D., is an adjunct faculty member of Georgetown University, where she teaches a variety of topics in the Paralegal Studies Program and serves on the program's advisory board. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law and a member of the State Bar of California (inactive) and District of Columbia Bar (active). She has taught in a number of paralegal programs, including the University of San Diego Paralegal Program and the Paralegal Studies Program at George Washington University. She is the author of nine textbooks in the paralegal field and several articles in national and local paralegal publications.

Laying the Foundation for a Successful Internship and Career
Internship and Career Strategies: The Preliminaries
Internships: Setting the Stage
Building an Effective Resume and Cover Letter
The Internship Experience
Finding the Right Job
Revising Your Internship Resume and Cover Letter for Permanent Employment
Interviewing and Negotiating
The Workplace
The Law Firm Environment
Keeping Your Job and Advancing in Your Career
Quitting Your Job and Getting Your Next Job
Trading in Your Backpack for a Briefcase: Strategies for Success in the Workplace
Alternative Career Paths
Job-Hunting Resources
Sample Resumes
Sample Cover Letters
Sample Acceptance and Resignation Letters
Sample Thank You Letters
Paralegal Associations
State and National Bar Associations
Paralegal Code of Ethics
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