Online Career Resources for Alumni
Information on Pursuing a New Job Opportunity
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School graduates move fluidly during their careers - from one employer to another, in and out of public service, into hybrid opportunities that combine legal skills with other areas - by using their talents, developing their expertise, and working hard.
Our graduates tell use that the keys to successfully moving one’s career forward are these:
- Regularly reevaluating your goals and aspirations.
- Keeping your eyes open to opportunities and potential opportunities.
- Building and maintaining your own network of colleagues and associates, including your Law School classmates and faculty.
- Not fearing the occasional necessary detour towards your goal.
For more information on pursuing a career in a specific area, please see the links
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General Career Resources
American Bar Association: Career Center
- Tips on finding the right job and maximizing career opportunities, job postings, tools and links to career related resources.
- Legal placement firm with short-term job opportunities.
- Comprehensive business career development tool on the Internet. Subscription service.
Chambers and Associates: Career Moves
- Newly created resource by Chambers and Associates to help you manage your next career move. Information includes lateralling to a new firm, switching practice areas, and changing geography.
HG.org Legal Resources
- Large web site containing information and links to international and domestic employers in the private and public sectors.
JD Advantage Guide (NALP 2020)
- Data base of private sector legal jobs in the U.S. You need to register and login.
- On-line source for private sector attorney employment listings across the country.
LawInfo: Attorneys and Lawyers Directory
- On-line legal employment job site for experienced attorneys.
Lawyers Weekly Jobs
- Emails you job announcements - free job listings from all around the country - can search employment by any combination of state, job-type, or specific word search.
- Database of legal employers. Search available job listings.
Legal Career Network
- A nationwide network of over 80 state and local bar associations.
Legal and Executive Search Firms
- On-line directory of legal search firms. Links to firms’ profiles and information.
- National Directory of Legal Recruiters.
National Association of Legal Search Consultants
- On-line directory of legal search firms.
- A national legal search, consulting and placement company. Site contains articles and tip sheets on career development, satisfaction and opportunities. You can also submit your resume on-line for featured jobs.
Vintage Legal LLC
- Attorney recruitment firm that assists corporate and law firm clients with attracting diverse candidates.
Career Exploration and Development Resources
Career Counselors Consortium
- On-line directory of professional career counselors nation wide.
Free Management Library
- An online library for nonprofits and for profits organizations. Contains links to hundreds of on-line career development resources. Offers sample Resumes and Cover letters.
Keirsey Temperament Sorter
- Helps job seekers to identify their personality type. Like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies
- Data base of continuing education and certificate courses at NYU.
- On-line description of the 16 types associated with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.