Toolkit for Student Job Seekers
Although each student’s individual job search is unique, there are many universal principles relating to the job-search process that will lead you to employment success.
Use this tool to help make more informed career choices and increase your chances of long-term job satisfaction.
Investigate a host of YLS resources to learn more about employment sectors and individual employers.
Think ahead about citizenship and background checks before you start your job search.
YLS has over 12,000 alumni working in virtually every corner of the globe. Tap into these graduates for information and advice.
Draft a resume which is concise, accurate, error-free, well-organized, clear, easy-to-read, and visually pleasing.
Write a cover letter which will persuade an employer that you are the best candidate for the job.
Make sure that you have your documents ready at every stage of the application process.
Get the final touches right! Putting your materials together, sending them to the employer, and following up are all essential elements.
Prepare for interviews by researching, practicing, and understanding Yale Law School’s commitment to ensuring our students receive fair treatment in the job-search process.
Consider whether to send a thank-you email.
Accept and decline employment offers based on our guidelines and your understanding of the employer’s timing requirements.
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