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While you’re plugging away at work this summer, you might want to take some time to think about writing samples. Many students and recent graduates have questions about choosing a good writing sample. Read on for quick tips and suggested resources on this topic.
1. The best writing samples are written as part of a legal work experience, including internships and externships. If you are using a sample from work, be sure you have your employer’s permission to use the document as a writing sample and redact any sensitive information. If you are a first year student, employers understand that you may not yet have completed a legal internship or externship; therefore, a legal memoranda or brief from Legal Rhetoric is acceptable. Just be sure that your writing sample includes legal analysis. Unless the topic is highly relevant to the position you seek or you are certain that an employer is interested, it is generally best to stay away from submitting scholarly or academic work.
The Department of State is pleased to announce the release of DOSCareers, a new mobile app designed for aspiring Foreign Service candidates and others seeking to familiarize themselves with diplomatic careers. This app offers essential information right at your fingertips: Foreign Service Specialist and Officer career path descriptions, videos of employees in specific career tracks, sample questions from prior Foreign Service Officer Tests (FSOTs), an overview of the selection and hiring processes, links to a variety of free study resource applications, and links to Diplomats in Residence (DIRs) and recruitment events.
The DOSCareers mobile app is available as a free download for both iPhone and Android devices. http://careers.state.gov/doscareers
Still looking for the perfect summer job? The National Jurist has a great article on Last Minute Job Search Tips.
Check out these tips from the National Jurist! Five Easy Ways to Use LinkedIn For Your Job Search