Paralegal professional development and career sources
Research skills are often the
cornerstone of successful legal assistant. Capitalize by keeping abreast of the changes in the
profession by reading articles in journals and magazines.
database to use is the
Academic Onefile. It contains full-text
articles from legal journals such as the ABA Journal.
Search using the keyword
legal assistants- compensation and benefits
So it is
important that you use the
Library Catalog to find the books. Cuyamaca Library also has purchased legal
assistant books with focus on job search and career
Search using the keyword legal assistant
(no plural) to retrieve more
hits than the keyword paralegal.
Occupational Outlook Handbook (Ref. HF5381 .O3 1998-1999
The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook is a
nationally recognized source of career information. It describes what
workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education
needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of
Occupational Outlook Handbook
is available online
To find out about a specific occupation, click on the "OOH Search/A-Z Index" link located in
the upper right corner of the page and then enter the occupation.
Another website is called
Occupational Outlook Quarterly .
Magazines such as
US News and World Report
is a magazine that
reviews current job trends.
useful information is linked to, including
career guidance, job listings, education advice, and other relevant
Job Lists and Banks