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How to Land Your First Paralegal Job, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Andrea Wagner

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Feb 29, 2008

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For courses in Introduction to Paralegal Studies and the Internship Program.


Whether you are beginning your career as a paralegal, changing careers, or looking to move ahead, this text will provide you with the tools needed to get in the door with the best possible results. Learn innovative job search techniques that go beyond applying to simple want ads. Refine your resume, cover letter and thank you notes using in-text samples as a guide. Prepare for interviews by reviewing nearly 100 questions that are commonly asked during the recruiting process. From updated websites to its emphasis on certification, this guide will help readers learn how to write a powerful resume, give a great job interview, and secure one’s position within the field.  

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Table of Contents



1.      The Paralegal Field

2.      Where Do You Fit into the Organization

3.      Straight Talk about Paralegal Schools

4.      How to Stand Out from the Crowd

5.      Formats for Power Resumes: The Chronological Resume

6.      Formats for Power Resumes: The Functional Resume

7.      Writing a Strong Cover Letter

8.      Networking

9.      Beginning Your Job Search

10.  Effective Job Search Strategies

11.  After You Get Through the Door

12.  Successfully Handling the Job Interview

13.  Getting P aid What You are Worth

14.  Wrapping Things Up

15.  Congratulations! You Are Hired


Appendix A: Buzzwords

Appendix B: Legal Assistant and Paralegal Schools List

Appendix C: Legal Assistant and Paralegal Associations List

Appendix D: Suggested Reading


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$29.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-501868-2