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In an attempt to be more proactive we have created a new Legal Job Alert email newsletter to inform members of every new Vancouver and Calgary position that R.JOHNSON gets in, the very moment it comes in.

The positions will still be posted everywhere as normal but subscribed members will be sent the posting before this even happens. Should the candidate be interested in a position, they can apply by clicking on a link within the email. Read More »

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5 Ways to Use LinkedIn in Your Legal Job Search

how to rock your linkedin skills (1)In today’s competitive legal job market, LinkedIn is a very useful tool for job-seeking Paralegals. Unfortunately, job seeker manuals aren’t provided. Powerful LinkedIn tools are usually missed by casual users. Here are five ways you can use LinkedIn in your Paralegal job search.

Update your LinkedIn Headline

Your LinkedIn headline is the first area recruiters see when looking at your profile. Make these words count. Google search engines index LinkedIn headlines. Add practice area experience and useful, high-level skills.

Check your Contact Information

Check your LinkedIn profile every 3 to 6 months for accurate contact information. Research privacy settings and decide what contact information you’d like to share. Options include address, phone number, email, Twitter handle and web site links.

Add LinkedIn Connections

If you want employers to find you on LinkedIn, add as many connections as you can. According to LinkedIn, multiply your age by 10; this is the minimum number of connections you should have. If you have a large LinkedIn network, you have a greater chance of being found.

Add a Professional Picture

Add a professional headshot to your LinkedIn profile. Choose a square picture to add to your LinkedIn profile. It should also be at least 600 x 600 pixels and in a JPEG or PNG format. Remember, LinkedIn is a business social network. Save non-professional pictures for Facebook and other social networks.

Add Appropriate Skills

Similar to Lawyers, list all of your skills, especially high-level skills, on LinkedIn. Add all of the software applications you use including ALF, Amicus, Sedar, etc. Include all of your resume keywords and skills on your LinkedIn profile, so your profile will be found by employers and stand out from the crowd.

Set yourself apart from the legal job competition by optimizing your LinkedIn profile. Job search strategies are drastically changing, primarily because of social media. Stay up to date by maintaining your LinkedIn profile.

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How to Prepare for A Legal Support Interview

prepare for legal interviewWhen preparing for legal support interviews many key factors contribute to success. In preparation, many questions must be asked. What will you wear? Are you nervous? Are you smiling enough; or too much? These are all important questions, but obviously interviewing for a legal support position involves much more than just appearances.

In the chaotic, often stressful legal world, prospective employers are all looking for support staff that withstand the pace and demand. Here’s what they are looking for.  Read More »

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Introverts or Extroverts – Who Gets Hired?

extroverts and introverts job interviewHiring managers and recruiters are always looking for employees who fit job descriptions to a tee. One of the biggest qualifiers for potential candidates is personality fit. Outgoing candidates (extroverts) are hired most often; however, if introverts can articulate their skill sets and answer questions properly, they might be seen as a better fit.

What type of employee are you?

The Extroverted Employee

Extroverts are outgoing, sociable, curious, inquisitive, energetic, positive, dynamic, charitable, exposed, like incentives, are open to new ideas, scrupulous in their working style, and high achievers. Read More »

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5 Mistakes Applicants make During the Interview Process

common interview mistakesYou’ve got all the required personality traits, job experience and skills, and your recruiter wants to arrange a meeting with you to discuss career possibilities. There’s only two things standing in between you and your dream job: nailing the interviews with both your recruiter and your potential employer. The interview process can seem scary at first, but it’s really not. It’s your time to shine and prove how you’re the best candidate for the job!

On paper, you may be the best choice for the position; however, there are a few common mistakes
that could cost you. Ace your next interview by avoiding these pitfalls. Read More »

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