For those of you out there, you need to continue to develop your personal and professional network. A couple weeks ago, I witnessed a master networker in action. This guy was at a community service event and he was connecting with all sorts of people - in house, private firm, etc. He sent an email the next day circulating different people's emails to each other. He explained to me that as a GC, it is so important to network because you never know when your company will be sold, go out of business, etc. Get out of your offices and connect with old and new friends.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
HP returns, sorry for the delay there. The news out there in the legal market is grim. HP's firm has not had economic layoffs and did plan conservatively for next summer and fall incoming class. If you are a law student and anxious, I would say stay in touch with your firm. For instance, if you are invited to any firm events (such as a holiday party) and you can make it, show up and socialize (no drunks though, not helpful to future employment). Keep your eyes and ears open about how the firm is doing -- google searches, etc.