Staff are available to assist alumni in determining the best options for professional career and employment opportunities, and to review application materials. Call the Career Center, 480-965-5808, to schedule an appointment.
Attorney positions are posted through Symplicity CSM system. This site is password protected. Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law alumni may secure the password through the Career Center office. Fellowship opportunities are also posted at this site. A copy of all listings are filed in the Center.
The Resource Library in the Career Center provides numerous reference books, directories in particular subject areas and for major Western cities, and pamphlets and handouts on resume preparation, interviewing skills, and judicial clerkship information. The library also provides directories and descriptive information regarding all accredited LL.M. (Masters of Law) and study-abroad programs.
Reciprocity is a courtesy arrangement among law school Career Services offices that allows students and graduates use of the Career Service office of law schools located in other cities. Each law school has its own requirements. Some only allow graduates to use their services and some are open to students. A student is required to offer a letter of introduction from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law before visiting or contacting another law school's Career Service office. If you are planning a visit to another school and would like a letter of reciprocity, please contact Carolyn Landry, firstname.lastname@example.org , Room 101
Online Resource Library
Please contact the Career Center to receive password access to the following employment listing sources:
Intercollegiate Job Bank http://www.law2.byu.edu/career_services/visitors.php
Government Honors & Internship Handbook http://www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm
Non-Traditional Legal Careers Report www.nontradlegal.com
International Career Employment Weekly www.internationaljobs.org
The ABA is pleased to announce the Career Productivity Series, the second series of recession recovery programs which have been designed to help members navigate through today’s economic climate. These programs are free to ABA members and focus on how to identify job opportunities, utilize social media, and develop strategies for succeeding as a solo practitioner. For full descriptions of all the programs in the series, please visit http://www.abanet.org/cle/careerproductivity/.
In addition to this series, the ABA has developed an Economic Recovery Resources website to provide you with relevant programs and benefits to assist you during this economic downturn. Don’t forget to visit it regularly, as resources, benefits and programs will continue to be added as they become available. Take advantage of these complimentary tools today.
ARTICLES AND WEBSITES OF INTEREST
Lawjobs.com:Lawyers Can Turn to Other Law Firm Jobs
Lawjobs.com: Interview Strategies: The Challenges of a Coffee 'Date'
6 Tips for an Effective Job Search for Attorneys
Job Search Tips for the Unemployed Law Graduate
The National Law Journal: Cast a Broad Net When Looking for Law Jobs
ABA Career Productivity Series January 7, 21 and February 5
ABA Economic Recovery Resources
Law.com: Older But Wiser - Stay the Course
The Recorder: Landing a Small-Firm Job Took Something Extra
The Legal Intelligencer: Four Tips for Reluctant Networkers
WSJ Blogs: Solo Story: A Chat With Big-Firm Refugee Mitchell Matori
The American Lawyer: After the Layoffs: Who's Hiring Associates?
The American Lawyer: After the Layoffs: Navigating the Job Market in the New Legal Landscape
Atlanta Journal Constitution: Learn how to overcome the ache of unemployment
CNNMoney.com: The New Jobless: article about Jessica Pfeiffer '98
Law.com: Next Moves for Newly Unemployed Associates
LAWYER JOB LISTINGS AND INFORMATION
ABA Job Board
http://www.lawjobs.com : in addition to legal job listings, can search for jobs that "prefer JD" http://www.acca.com :American Corporate Counsel Association
http://www.abanet.org/careercounsel :ABA Career Counsel
GENERAL CAREER INFORMATION AND JOB LISTINGS
www.thinkingcareers.com : for experienced job-seekers with advanced degree
www.careerxroads.com : ranks career and search sites by niche; links to articles with two week free viewing and downloading.
http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-career-jobs.html : the Wall Street Journal's career service, with listings of nationwide professional positions and relevant career articles
http://php.app.com/fed_employees/search.php : shows the adjusted base salary and any merit award from federal fiscal year (two years prior to our current year) for most executive branch employees
www.guidestar.org : financial information regarding individual non-profits, including salaries for senior staff www.boardsource.org : general data and salary information regarding non-profits (formerly the National Center for Nonprofit Boards)
RESEARCHING CORPORATE EMPLOYERS
www.careerjournal.com : Wall Street Journal
www.cfonews.com : Corporate Financial Online
Fortune Magazine's Top 100: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/bestcompanies/2009/
Best Companies List: http://www.greatplacetowork.com/best/index.php
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LISTINGS
www.fedjobs.com : commercial site listing federal positions by occupation; many listings appear here before posted on OPM/Monster site. Publications offer information on dealing with federal announcements and KSAs not found elsewhere.
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/plumbook/ - the Plum Book is used to identify presidentially appointed positions within the federal government.
www.avuecentral.com - commercial site that lists many government positions; includes resume builder linked to certain federal agencies, so can submit resume directly
www.uscourts.gov - Federal Judiciary
http://www.fbijobs.gov/ - FBI
DEFENSE AND INTELLIGENCE POSITIONS
Jobs for professionals with security clearances and those with skill sets for which the company will sponsor the individual while clearance pending
NON-PROFITS, TRADE & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
www.asaenet.org - American Society of Association Executives
www.AssociationJobBoards.com - opportunities with associations, sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives
http://www.transitionguides.com/jobs/jobs.htm#websites - links to postings in the non-profit industry, including for senior professionals and executives
www.nonprofitcareer.com - lists jobs, links to non-profits
www.pli.edu - PLI offers scholarships for attorneys doing pro bono work; scholarship application is
located under the Pro Bono/Scholarship tab
www.inc.com/home - Inc.com
www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed - Internal Revenue Service
www.nase.org - National Association of Self Employed
www.sba.gov - Small Business Administration
LEGAL SEARCH AGENICES - ARIZONA
BCG Attorney Search: www.bcgsearch.com
DHR International: www.dhrinternational.com
Global Search Associates: www.globalhunt.com
Major, Lindsey & Africa: www.mlaglobal.com
Phyllis Hawkins & Associates, Inc.: www.azlawsearch.com
Robert Half Legal: roberthalflegal.com
SSA Executive Search International: www.ssaexec.com
Stewart, Cooper & Coon, Inc.: www.stewartcoopercoon.com
Advice and options on educational loan management:
ABA Economic Recovery Resources - Student Loan Repayment and Forgiveness
Repaying Student Loans Held by the U.S. Department of Education
Defaulting on Student Loans
From the Federal Student Aid Ombudsman: