Imagine being able to ask questions about your legal job search or career and receiving feedback from practicing attorneys, law firm recruiters, law school career counselors, and career experts across the country?
You can! Beginning Thursday, June 24 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern, Melissa Sachs and I will host #LawJobChat on Twitter. We invite you to participate and wanted to share some details, such as why we decided to organize #LawJobChat, who can participate, what topics will be discussed, when and where #LawJobChat occurs, and how you can participate.
Why: I often see law students and attorneys asking job search questions on Twitter, such as when is it appropriate to follow up after a resume submission or interview. #LawJobChat will provide forum where job seekers, practicing attorneys, law firm recruiters, and career experts can discuss such job search questions.
Moreover, #LawJobChat affords attorney job-seekers the opportunity to expand their professional networks by meeting and interacting with others in the legal profession.
Who: All legal professionals are invited to participate though most discussions, as for now, will focus on the job search and career paths of attorneys. Please follow the #LawJobChat Twitter page, @LawJobChat for updates. #LawJobChat is moderated by @aellislegal and @mjsq
What: #LawJobChat is a Twitter Chat, an organized group discussion on Twitter at a specific time and about specific topic. #LawJobChat will focus on job searches and career paths of attorneys.
- Topics & Guest Co-hosts: Melissa and I will select the topics and guest co-hosts on the Monday prior to the Thursday chat. Follow @LawJobChat for updates. Guest co-hosts will consist of practicing attorneys, law firm recruiters, law school career counselors, and career experts.
- Q&A format: We will tweet a question to start the chat but encourage participants to raise their own questions on the selected topic as well. The guest co-hosts as well as any participant may respond to questions.
When: #LawJobChat occurs on the last Thursday of each month, beginning June 24, 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Eastern.
Where: I prefer using a third-party Twitter application designed for chats like TweetChat. You can use any Twitter application that allows you to search hashtags or even the Twitter website.
How: Six easy steps to get started on TweetChat!
- Go to www.tweetchat.com.
- Enter the name of our chat – lawjobchat – in the box at the top of the screen and click Go. **NOTE: I used #blogchat, a Sunday evening Twitter chat for bloggers, to illustrate how a chat works.
- The tweets from the chat will appear on your screen. Click Sign In so you can participate through your Twitter account.
- Click Allow to grant TweetChat permission to access your Twitter account.
- You can read tweets from the chat in real time without having to refresh your browser. You don’t have to add the hashtag because TweetChat will add it for you.
- My test tweet appears as the fourth tweet in the stream.