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The Law School Toolbox Podcast: Tools for Law Students from 1L to the Bar Exam, and Beyond

315 EpisodesProduced by Alison Monahan and Lee Burgess - Law School Toolbox, LLCWebsite

The Law School Toolbox podcast is an engaging show for law students about law school, the bar exam, legal careers, and life. Each week, we offer practical tips and advice on academic matters, careers, and more. The Law School Toolbox podcast is hosted by opinionated law school and bar exam experts A… read more

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284: How to Frame Non-Academic Aspects of the Job Hunt

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about all of the non-academic aspects of the job hunt -- in other words, what legal employers are looking at, besides just grades.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What are the non-academic experiences/abilities/activities you can think about highlighting in your resume and interviews?
  • Why are legal employers looking at things outside of grades?
  • A few things that might seem impressive but not be worthwhile to most employers
  • How to figure out what about your background is best to highlight
  • The benefit of bringing up whatever it is that makes you diverse
  • Presenting a well-framed personal story during the interview process

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(https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-284-how-to-frame-non-academic-aspects-of-the-job-hunt/)

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Alison & Lee

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