Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Legal Job Search and How I am Marketing my Blog to Employers


The summer job hunt has started.

This summer I hope to hold an internship in the legal field, to put my foot in the door and start my legal career.

I have been looking and applying for summer legal internships on Indeed, LinkedIn, Glassdoor and our law school portal.

The competition is tough this year due to the on-going pandemic.

So far, I have applied to 40 or so employers and have only had one interview.

I am not writing to boast, or maybe not boast, but to demonstrate my process of acquiring a summer job.

 

Before my first interview, I had several mock interviews with alumni and with my mentor.

They all looked at my resume, where I have Tall and Preppy listed, and they all stressed the importance of me talking about my blog in interviews.

I was shocked. For years, I never even talked about my blog, let alone put it on my resume, until recently. (In my post talking about my mentor, I talked about changing my blog position on my resume from “blogger” to founder and CEO!)

In my resume this is how I list Tall and Preppy:

 

Tall and Preppy, (my town), NY

Founder and CEO, July 2015 – Present  

Post relevant fashion and lifestyle content for daily reference for 6k followers @tallandpreppy on Instagram and for 600 followers on Pinterest. Weekly blog articles on tallandpreppy.com, total of 700 posts. Utilize social media and create photo and video content to promote branding for Rocksbox, Warby Parker, JORD Wood Watches, Evian, Neutrogena, ThredUp, Jack Rogers, Rent the Runway, Chicwish and Vera Bradley. Pitch to brands for collaboration and negotiate terms of contracts.”

My mock interviewers loved the idea of my blog because it was unique! It stands out in the legal field or any field. You may be surprised that not everyone has a blog or some kind of side hustle or hobby. And here is proof that your side gig can be a valuable asset on your resume.

My mentor explained to me that my blog shows that I am an entrepreneur, a go-getter, and a hard worker. I can manage many tasks at once. I am a small business owner. I am highly organized as a full-time student and part time blogger.

Since blogging I have learned how to pitch myself to brands. I have negotiated terms of

contracts with the deliverables and compensation. I manage my blog finances. I produce, plan and create content daily.

 

Is that enough? Lol

 

When my mentor explained my blog to me in these terms, I was so pleasantly surprised and so proud of myself. I’ve learned a lot over the past five years of blogging! I’ve gained all those skills listed above and I bet if you are a blogger, you have too! Maybe you just didn’t know how to put it into words, or have the confidence to, so my mentor put them into words for me, and I put them on paper (or a website) for you!

 

During my first interview, I spoke all about my blog and all of those skills that I have learned. I think my interviewer was impressed, but we shall see!

I would hire me!

 

I hope this post helped my fellow bloggers or creatives or anyone who is not sure how to put their side gig / side hustle / small business into words in an interview or on their resume.


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  1. This was so helpful thank you! I've been trying to market my blog for public relations jobs, so this is extremely useful for me!

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