‘Unconventional’ job tips for students

A law lecturer has published a book of “unconventional and smart” career tips and tactics to help students secure the job of their dreams.

Dee Allen, who teaches the University of London’s external LLB, described Dee Allen’s Success Strategies to get the Law Job You Want as a practical and comprehensive guide to the skills students are not taught at university.

“Getting the law job you want involves shameless self-promotion and networking and these [skills] are not mentioned elsewhere,” said Allen.

“I did a session with students, most of whom seemed to think it was impossible to get the job they wanted.”

Allen, who landed her first job by walking into a law firm and demanding to speak to a partner, believes that students must be persistent, unafraid of rejection and self-disciplined.

“I am very aware of the anxieties faced by many aspiring lawyers. I went through the same anxieties and I believe this book will make a difference.”

Allen’s book will be available from April.