Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Legal research skills losing economic value with employers

That's according to a post at the job site monster.com called "[Four] Job Skills That No Longer Impress Recruiters.

According to online salary database, PayScale.com, the skills on this list have seen the biggest drop in market value over the last few years. "These skills are associated with jobs the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts to have slow to no growth over the next 10 years," says Katie Bardaro, Director of Analytics at PayScale.com. "Often, to be successful in your career, you need to have multiple skills to set yourself apart," says Bardaro.

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Legal Research 

An abundance of underemployed law school grads makes this skill not as impressive as it used to be.  If you want to compete with them, you may need to head back to law school yourself.

Other "skills" making the list include the ability to speak Spanish, knowing how to install and upgrade software (who doesn't?) and being a home mortgage specialist.

Hat tip to Above the Law.

(jbl).

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/2013/02/legal-research-skills-losing-economic-value-with-employers-.html

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