It’s no secret that raising your profile through speaking, writing, blogging and other activities leads to new career opportunities. Jack Whittington, a May 2011 graduate of The University of Tulsa College of Law, explains in this post how an employer already knew about him before he interviewed because the employer had read his blogs.
How can you learn about speaking or writing opportunities? What steps should you be taking as a law student, junior associate, mid-level associate or senior associate to raise your profile? How much time should you spend on raising your profile? What’s the best way to spread the word to contacts once you’ve published an article? How do you follow up with people after you speak at an event? Can you still speak at conferences and events if you don’t have a public speaking background?
Join #LawJobChat this Thursday, June 30, at 9:00 pm Eastern to discuss these issues and more. Three guest co-hosts who are experts in this field will answer your questions about raising your profile to get hired:
- Ari Kaplan: In addition to the newly released, Reinventing Professional Services: Building Your Business in the Digital Marketplace (Wiley, 2011), Ari Kaplan is the author of Amazon.com bestseller The Opportunity Maker: Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development (Thomson-West, 2008), which is about how law students, lawyers and other professionals can stand out in today’s stagnant economy.
- Cordell Parvin: Cordell Parvin is among the nation’s most widely known and respected transportation construction lawyers. He has established himself within his field as a rainmaker, instructor, and career coach. Cordell is passionate about teaching young lawyers and has published three books designed to help associates develop their careers. Visit Cordell’s Facebook page to read examples of blogs authored by attorneys he coached. Cordell notes how the blogs helped raise the attorneys’ profiles.
- Adrian Dayton: Adrian Dayton is a speaker, group trainer, National Law Journal columnist and author of the books Social Media for Lawyers: Twitter Edition. His next book Social Media for Lawyers: LinkedIn & Blog Edition is scheduled to be published in September of 2011.
Click here for details on how to participate in a Twitter Chat. As always, I’ll post the #LawJobChat transcript following the live chat.