Monday, October 19, 2009

ABA Recession Tools

The American Bar Association now offers the following resources for students and alumni experiencing the economic dowturn:
ABA Job Board - Allows individuals to create a profile, upload their resume and cover letters and search, save and apply for jobs. In addition, they can track the status of their applications, manage privacy settings, and be notified when jobs that match their search criteria become available.
Economic Recovery Resources - Provides recession-specific resources and tips on a variety of topics from job searching, to practice management, to professional development and more.
Financial Hardship Program - Offers reduced 2009-2010 ABA dues for those who have been laid off and are currently not working ($50), as well as those experiencing financial hardship ($100). In addition to reduced ABA dues, one Section membership is being offered at the reduced rate ($5 - participating Sections only).