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Perspectives on Career Services, Third Edition
This handbook is an excellent resource for newcomers to the field, but veteran career services professionals will also find fresh ideas in the perspectives of their colleagues. The Third Edition of Perspectives on Career Services is a hard-copy book, but a PDF is available upon request if requested within 2 weeks of an order. (Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request or call 202-835-1001.)
In the Perspectives on Career Services, Third Edition, nearly 30 NALP members as well as additional members of the legal community share their perspectives on the constituencies of the career services office; counseling issues and tools; skills and strategies for success; information management; and ethical issues and legal challenges. Most chapters of this edition are entirely new chapters, with a few additional chapters significantly rewritten since the last edition. Chapters on career services constituencies include chapters on graduate law degree students; international students; alumni; public interest counseling; counseling for government service; judicial clerkship counseling; collaboration with the dean, faculty, and other parts of the law school; and employer outreach.
Counseling issues and tools addressed include a comprehensive look at counseling in the career services setting; a detailed chapter on career assessment tools; a chapter on counseling related to alternative careers; and chapters on counseling a diverse student body. Skills and strategies featured include an overview of a year in the life of a CSO, a detailed chapter on off-campus interview programs and consortia, and advice on tracking statistics as well as on avoiding burnout. The book's final chapters address effective student use of email, social media ethics, communication channels, and illegal interview questions.