Next to your resume, a well-crafted cover letter allows you to set yourself apart from the competition in what continues to be a highly competitive legal job market. Your cover letter not only functions as a critical marketing tool about your overall qualifications, but also serves as your writing sample of first impression.
Cover letters that are that are thoughtfully drafted can help open doors with employers, while poorly drafted documents will likely have the opposite effect. Job seekers who are intimidated or overwhelmed by the task of cover letter writing end up underselling themselves to employers. The workshop will include a panel discussion of cover letter writing pointers and strategies, followed by breakout sessions designed to address your specific concerns in a small group environment.
Note: This program will be most useful for those who have draft cover letter templates that they can bring and revise. Space is limited; advance online registration required.
Moderator: AISHA L. JOSEPH, Director of Career and Professional Development, Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University
Speakers: JULIE ANNA ALVAREZ, Director, Alumni Career Services, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; ELIZABETH DAMBRIUNAS, Law Offices of Elizabeth Dambriunas, Adjunct Professor & IP Mentor, New York Law School; LILLIAN E. EVANS, Deputy Director of Legal Recruitment, New York City Law Department; JESSICA HEDRICK, Senior Consultant, Naomi Beard & Associates; MATTHEW PIZZO, Senior Compliance Associate at Intercontinental Exchange, New York Stock Exchange;CARROLL WELCH, Associate Director, New Directions Program, Pace University School of Law
Sponsored by: Committee on Career Advancement and Management, Courtney Fitzgibbons, Chair