Although each YLS graduate’s individual job search is unique, there are many universal principles relating to the job search process that are important to understand and (re)learn. This site provides guidance on employer research, networking, application materials, and interviewing. It also provides guidance on relocating, returning to work after a leave, handling a layoff, salary negotiation, temporary legal employment, and using a headhunter.

For a more detailed discussion of the job search process, review the Introduction to Career Development Guide.

An Overview of the Toolkit


Emma Alpert

Current Senior Staff Attorney and 2009-2010 YLS Public Interest Fellow, Brooklyn Defender Services Family Defense Practice, Brooklyn, NY