I decided to spend some time this afternoon looking through some of the ABA’s job resources. I know, getting advice on how to land a legal job in this market is about as useful as taking a film class to better understand the plot of Avatar.
But, not everyone is so down about the recession. Cheryl Rich Hessler, president of Lawternatives, created a video discussing looking for jobs in a touch market: Back to the Future: Rediscovering the Basics of Job Search in Tough Economic Times. Hessler describes herself as an optimist, but not naive. She sees a “silver lining” in the legal job market, a chance to return to the old school methods and “doing what works.”
Hessler’s silver lining is working harder to earn less.