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How do I find a job as a legal secretary without looking online ?

I am currently pursuing my degree in Paralegal Sciences and would love to begin working as a secretary or a receptionist at a law firm to gain experience. I have applied online for dozens of jobs, and have not received a single callback. Are there any other job-hunting resources I can try?

Asked By: Jessica - 10/13/2008
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the best thing would be to write letters to the HR managers in solicitors practices but you will need to be able to show that you can type well. I would follow this up with a phone call a week or so after sending the letter and explain your position. If you are actually studying at the minute then they will probably be... More
Answered By: sillylittlejill - 10/14/2008
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Answered By: Lon G - 10/13/2008
 
Your city's newspaper will have a classified ad section that includes job ads from employers. Your school may also have a job placement program and could help you find work while you are in school. A lot of cities also have job placement offices that can help with a wide variety of jobs.
Answered By: alicegirl71 - 10/13/2008
 
Besides the local newspaper's classified ads, check with your local county bar association. Many times, attorneys post job openings with them, the local colleges/universities, and the local law school(s)....
Answered By: Princess Leia - 10/14/2008
 
You probably haven't received any callbacks because your application is just one of so many - and so it gets filed under 'B.1.N... More
Answered By: Ziggy - 10/14/2008
 
Check the classifieds in your local newspaper. And don't e-mail your resume, fax and mail it in (or stop by in person). Also, call to verify that it has been received.
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Answered By: bird is the word - 10/14/2008
 
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