Book Release: New Book Helps Lawyers Network Their Way to a Job
CHICAGO, Aug. 23, 2011 –In Job Quest for Lawyers, a new book published by the American Bar Association, author Sheila Nielsen reveals the advice and tips she’s developed over her 20-year career as a legal job coach. Nielsen demystifies how employment is found in today’s marketplace, shares how to network the right way at each stage of the search, and provides what to say—and what not to say—when looking for a job. This book will transform a potentially frustrating job search into a more fruitful one, and provides lawyers with a proven method to land the job they seek.
As John A. Challenger, CEO of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, says, “This book is essential reading for any lawyer who is looking for a job or contemplating a career move. For people who are exploring new directions in their working lives, the book provides an effective framework for making the right choices. For those who are currently conducting a search, Sheila Nielsen provides clear, innovative and practical suggestions for landing the next role.”
Nielsen is a leader in the field of career counseling for attorneys. She is both a social worker and an attorney. In 1990, Nielsen developed her own counseling and executive coaching business, Nielsen Consulting Service. For more than 20 years she has counseled and coached lawyers on career path issues, job search issues, alternative work-time options and career development. Nielsen has written and spoken extensively about career issues for attorneys. Her articles have appeared in numerous trade journals for attorneys: Illinois Legal Times, Illinois State Bar Association Journal, Legal Times (Washington, D.C.), Detroit Legal News, Florida Bar Journal, and others.
The ABA Law Practice Management Section is a professional membership organization providing resources for lawyers and other legal professionals in the core areas of the business of practicing law – marketing, management, technology, and finance – through its award-winning magazine, webzines, educational CLE programs, website and publishing division. For more than 30 years, LPM has established itself as a leader within the legal profession by producing ABA TECHSHOW, the world’s premier legal technology conference and expo, and through its publishing arm, which has more than 90 titles in print.
With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.
Title: Job Quest for Lawyers: The Essential Guide to Finding and Landing the Job You Want
Publisher: ABA Law Practice Management Section
Product Code: 5110725
Size: 7 × 10
Orders: 800.285.2221 or www.ababooks.org
Editor’s note: Review copies are available by sending an e-mail to Lindsay Dawson at Lindsay.Dawson@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tearsheets or a copy for our files to Lindsay Dawson, American Bar Association, Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.