Landing the Job: Top 5 Ways to Spend Your Spring Break

by Kristen Pavón

Spring break is right around the corner and while most students will be relaxing it up on the beach or lounging around in their PJs, you should take this time to intensify your job search. Sure, it’s not the ideal way to spend your week off, but your efforts will pay off.

1.  Meet with contacts!

Set up lunch or coffee meetings with former employers, professors and colleagues. You never know where your next job lead may be hiding. Also, always remember to ask your contact for 2-3 other people that can reach out to.

2. Shadow attorneys.

Spend the week shadowing a local attorney in a field you’re interested in. Of course, call ahead to see if shadowing is possible.

3.  Update your job search spreadsheet.

You’re using a spreadsheet, right? If not, see #3 here. Well, this is the perfect time to make sure it’s up-to-date.

4.  Hand deliver application materials.

If you’re applying to a local position, make the effort to hand deliver your materials. This way, you can make an impression on the receptionist and maybe even get an opportunity to meet with staff.

5.  Recharge.

Once you’ve gotten through 1 through 4, take a step back and breathe. Take some time for yourself — read a book for pleasure, take a day trip, go for a hike, whatever you’re into.

Are you planning on continuing your job search during Spring break? What will you be doing?

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