Hey guys! I hope that you all are well and are having a great semester. This week’s resource is Idealist. Idealist is a one stop shop for those who just want to be active in the world and do great things. On the idealist website job seekers will find not only job opportunities but also internships, events, and volunteer opportunities. If you have an idea you can connect with other people and organizations that may have the same idea, and you can recruit people for an organization you would like to start.

Honestly, I had to visit this website several times just to understand how to use it and to make sense of it. This is because there are a lot of resources and options on the website. I decided to use the website as a job resource so that I could tell you all about that particular aspect of the site. To get the most out of this site, I encourage students to sign up. I found that the only way to actually view positions is through signing up for the website.  To sign up is quite easy.  It only takes about two steps to do so.  Unfortunately, after several days, I never received an email to confirm my email address so I am unable to tell you all how the useful the website really can be.

If you click on the link to jobs, you will immediately be given a list of all the available jobs worldwide. I quickly learned that the jobs posted on Idealist are not just legal jobs. If you want to search for legal jobs specifically, just type “legal” in the keyword box. The only problem I have with this is that all the jobs that are listed as legal jobs aren’t the legal jobs law students think of in the traditional sense. However, this site would be very useful for students looking for JD preferred or JD advantage jobs.  Check it out at www.idealist.org.

If you have any questions about this resource or any other the others I have posted about, stop by the Career Development Office and talk with Linda Lorenz.  Until next time. Happy Job Hunting!