/ Asked by Angela
Any advice on finding an entry-level position for a recent law school graduate interested in an alternative legal career in Puerto Rico?
Answered by Heather, Hiring Expert at The Hershey Company, on Thursday, February 12, 2015
I would suggest 3 things to get you started on your career search in Puerto Rico:

1. Search on Indeed for legal positions specific to Puerto Rico.
2. Create a profile if you haven’t already in LinkedIN & send out requests to connect to other lawyers in Puerto Rico.
3. Do a map search online for Law Firms in Puerto Rico. Look up there information whether it is a phone number, email, etc. Reach out to the Firms to share your experience & what you are looking for.

I wish you the best! 
Answered by Sara, Hiring Expert at American Express, on Friday, February 13, 2015
Congratulations on graduating from law school!
I would begin by researching, what, if any, bar requirements are needed to work in Puerto Rico. As a territory of the U.S., the legal requirements for practicing law there may be quite different and should begin by ensuring that you have these areas covered before applying to any opportunities. 
Next, research the most common career networking and search engines used in Puerto Rico and make sure that your profile and resumes are included and up to date on these sites. This likely will include LinkedIn and/or Indeed. 
Finally, start networking. Relationship building is essential in a career search. If you are not comfortable reaching out directly to individuals, utilize your established and trusted network by including them in your goals and you might be surprised who they know.
Best of luck!   
 
Answered by Nell, Hiring Expert at Pitney Bowes, on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Congratulations on becoming a Lawyer! What an awesome accomplishment! Now assuming you have tried the usual stuff that my colleagues have recommended to you, Indeed, LinkedIn, law firm searches. If you have done all of these things, and are still having trouble finding a position. You may have to think outside the box.
1) Consider another location- Perhaps the market in Puerto Rico is saturated. You may want to consider another area.
2) Consider using a placement firm. Just be careful on the firm, they can sometimes have their own interest above yours, but overall, a good option. Don’t ever pay them though.
3) Consider positions that are outside of the box that could utilize someone with a law degree. In corporate positions lawyers are greatly utilized for compliance, regulatory, benefits, employee engagement, etc... Think of your skillset beyond the courtroom.
4) Consider taking a post-graduation internship or apprenticeship. This is great way to get your foot in the door.
5) Join professional organizations to build your network.
I wish you all the best in your search!
-Nell
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