YouTube Video | How to follow up with people from events

I recently filmed a video with some top tips on how to follow up with people that you meet at legal events.

Maybe they gave you a business card and you just want to ask them some questions. Perhaps they asked you to contact them regarding work experience or job opportunities.  Maybe they asked for you to keep them in the loop about your career.  Whatever the reason this video contains some basic tips to help you reach out to them.

Follow up

3 quick ways to assist you with following up with people after an event.

  1. Jot down some notes on their business card or a notebook. Note down who they were and most importantly WHY you need to contact them (if there was a reason of course).  For example, if you need to send them your CV to look over make sure you write that down and you do it.
  2. Don’t be afraid to remind people (politely) where you met them. For example, it was really great to sit next to you at X.
  3. Spelling and grammar is important. Misspelling someone’s name is poor form, especially when you have it on a business card in front of you.

I hope you find it useful and if you did, please head on over and subscribe to my YouTube channel here.  I am uploading weekly videos and plan to create even more content this year for you on YouTube.

Rebecca x

P.S. for lots of top tips make sure you are checking out my twitter as well @lawyer_inmaking 

It’s Christmas Day!

Christmas Day

Christmas Day is here again. Is it just me, or has this year flown by?

I know that you will all be very busy right now with family and friends enjoying Christmas Day. So this post is a quick one just to wish you a wonderful Christmas break.

Lawyer In The Making | Christmas Card

Lawyer In The Making | Christmas Card

wishing you all a wonderful Christmas

So Lawyer In The Making has its first ever company Christmas Card and some went in the post last week.  I had the pleasure of playing Santa and hand delivering them to a few people in London.  I dropped a card into to a few clients, law firms, barristers, chambers and organisations.  Sadly I couldn’t send one to everyone I know, but I wish I could.

A special Christmas email went out this morning, so subscribers to my weekly newsletter have a Christmassy email in their inbox!

If you don’t subscribe to my email, feel free to make my Christmas by subscribing here.

Have a brilliant Christmas!

Rebecca x

 

Thomson Reuters | Library Skills

Library Skills – essential for law students for studying, coursework and future legal careers!

Thomson Reuters | Library Skills

Thomson Reuters | Library Skills

Background

So you may remember that earlier this year I mentioned that I was writing a series of blog posts for Thomson Reuters, if not have a quick read of the blog post here.

LIBRARY skills

I really enjoyed writing this blog post for Thomson Reuters, as using a law library (whether online or the physical books) is such an important skill for law students.

The librarians are able to help you get to grips with finding journal articles online, or important information from the physical Law Reports or textbooks.

Some of the questions I cover include:

  • Where to start if you haven’t used your law library yet
  • Who you can get help from
  • Some online training to help improve your skills!

Check the blog post out here. Please do hit the share button and share with your friends!

Rebecca x

GCSE Results Day |2016

Congratulations to everyone who has received their GCSE Results today.  I worked out that 9 or 10 years ago I received mine, and that is making me feel quite old.

For some of you, you have spent the entire month trying to forget about the 25th August 2016, and others have wished it would come a lot quicker.

Well Done - GCSE Results

Well Done – GCSE Results

GCSE Results 2016 – IN THE NEWS

The news headlines today seem to mainly be focusing on the negatives, “huge declines in pass rates”, “what to do if you fail” and I would like this blog post to be slightly more positive.

what to do in the future

Growing up I was always told that so long as you know that you did your best, and that you couldn’t have possibly done anything more to study or in the exam, then that was fine.  Obviously my parents always want the best for me, but sometimes you can know absolutely everything, and the exam just doesn’t go your way, or you aren’t feeling so well.

So a message to everyone receiving results today, WELL DONE!

If you received the results you wanted, continue to work on your successes and the skills that got you there.

If your results were not what you expected, remember that everyone has a bad day sometimes, and sometimes these bad days fall on exams.  Pick yourself up, and focus on future study and exams.

If your results were not what you expected because you know deep down you didn’t study properly, you didn’t revise as much as you should or you just didn’t care in the exam, then you already know what you need to do.  Knuckle down and work hard, especially if you want to head off to University in two years.

Remember that you can turn everything around in your A Levels, but you need to put the work in.

Best of luck for the future.

Rebecca x

A brief guide to being a law student

I am so excited to announce that my e-book ‘A brief guide to being a law student’ will be available to purchase very very soon.

It has been an amazing project to work on, and I will explain all about why I made the decision to write the e-book as well as why there has been a slight delay in launching it.

Here is the front cover Of a brief guide to being a law student

A brief guide to being a law student.

A brief guide to being a law student.

I have been very lucky to work with We Are Mogul on this, and it is handy because they get me, and what Lawyer In The Making is and stands for, and they have brilliant ideas and know all of the tech based stuff too!

I can’t wait for you to see a lot more of it and I will be sharing sneak peaks over the coming weeks.  As soon as I have a launch date I will let you know but in the meantime make sure you subscribe to my weekly newsletter as I will be sharing a discount code to all of my followers.   Here is a copy of the launch email that I sent to my subscribers and you can subscribe via this link, as well as on the blog itself.

I hope you find the ebook useful, informative and a resource you can use throughout your legal studies.  I have tried to make it different to the standard ‘how to be a law student’ books on the market, and I really hope you enjoy giving it a read.

ebook twitter account – a brief guide to being a law student

I have set up a separate twitter profile for the ebook and you can find it here.  Do follow for ebook launch updates, sneak peaks and lots more information, and if you can retweet and share with friends, family, colleagues and fellow law students I would be extremely grateful.

Rebecca x