networklunchPacking a bag lunch is prudent, but taking practicing attorneys out to lunch is a shrewd move that will expand your network and may get you a job.

Tomasz Stasiuk has a great post on how to jump start your job search by mastering the networking lunch.

A few tips for your networking lunch:

  1. Get a business card. People still use them and a neat design can make you stand out from the crowd.
  2. Make sure your email address is business appropriate—try and get something that has your last name and first initial (maddogg84@hotmail.com does not cut it).
  3. Be sure to follow up—write an actual thank you card, not a two-sentence email. The attorney will appreciate the gesture and it might make you stand out from the crowd.

Make it a point to have lunch with at least one other attorney each week, and watch it pay off.

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