Law students have so much pressure on them these days. The job market is increasingly competitive and prospective employers expect a more polished presentation from candidates. Check out this video Lawyer Coach Paulette did for the Canadian Bar Association on how to improve your job search as a law student:
Lawyer Coach Paulette has designed the following accessible packages to bring out the best of you throughout the job search process!
1. Creative Choices™ - From the Study of Law to the Practice of Law
As a law student, there is so much to prepare for beyond exams: How do I find an articling position? Is the OCI process for me? How do I prepare for the OCI process? Working with Lawyer Coach Paulette in this package will include:
An assessment of your strengths to be able to develop your authentic brand
Understanding your career goals and options, and what you are looking for
Tapping into the hidden job market using technology and an easy step-by-step process contained in two booklets
Weekly emails with articling or summer student job postings curated from around Ontario
A review of your résumé and 1 cover letter with her certified résumé strategist skills so your message is communicated clearly and pops
Preparation for interviews using her Interview Preparation Guide and Pre-Interview Interactive Worksheet
4 hours of coaching workshops (by telephone or in-person) over the course of 4 months and unlimited email access between each workshop.
$300 + HST per month (4 months)
2. Creative Choices™ - Résumé and Cover Letter Review
Want to stand out with your application materials? Lawyer Coach Paulette is a certified résumé strategist, and she will:
Elicit what sets you apart by using a strengths assessment
Review your résumé and one cover letter so that your message is clear and any potential barriers are dealt with appropriately
Show you how she deconstructs a job ad to craft your career documents strategically and in a compelling way.
$600 + HST
3. Creative Choices™ - Interview Preparation
Did you get an interview at which you want to shine? Working with Lawyer Coach Paulette, you will:
Confirm your strengths with an assessment so you can articulate what sets you apart
Practice answering and asking questions with her Interview Preparation Guide so you feel comfortable talking about yourself and are prepared to deal with any "elephants in the room"
Be able to answer questions about "fit," and behavioural scenarios using Problem-Action-Results
Work with a Pre-Interview Interactive Worksheet so you have a systematic way of researching each prospective employer
1.5 hour workshop (by telephone or in-person).
$275 + HST
Recently, I contacted Paulette for her
assistance in tweaking my résumé to make it stand out for upcoming
articling applications. Her coaching gave my résumé the ‘edge’ that it
needed. She made it her mission
to help rework the layout, and content to reflect authentically my
skills and experiences. To do this she utilized a unique brainstorming
process to transpose my thoughts onto paper. I especially liked how
Paulette used a white board during our session as a visual map to
facilitate improving word choices and recalibrate the résumé structure.
An exceptional quality of the service is that this was not merely an
editing task where the client is disengaged. Most importantly, Paulette
empowered me by ensuring my involvement at every step in a collaborative
significant experience within the legal industry and her creative
approach to problem-solving helped me produce a résumé of which I am