My last Future Interests blog described one of the best ways of becoming “first-past-the-post” for a legal job. This blog discusses three other means of obtaining advance notice of U.S. government legal hiring intentions and likely private sector “reactive” hiring activity.
There are four very specific resources you can examine in order to get a head start on where both public and private sector legal jobs are likely to emerge in the near future. Here is a brief run-down on the most important of the four resources. The next Future Interests blog will cover the remaining three.
It might be a little early to definitively expound on the legal employment impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil discharge, but a few preliminary observations can be made. Obviously, the effect of the accident is going to have a profound chilling effect on offshore drilling for an indeterminate time. While that will have a negative effect on some oil and gas legal job opportunities, the overall impact is likely to leave legal jobs in positive territory. Here’s why.