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7 Career Transition Strategies for Lawyers Who Hate Their Jobs

Posted by on June 3rd, 2012 with 0 Comments

1.  Make Your Current Job Better.  As a career coach for lawyers, I know that too many attorneys who dislike their jobs act as if they live in a world that is binary. There are only two choices; either they stay at their present job and accept all the shortcomings that contribute to their unhappiness, or they quit.   There is a third option.  Take steps to change those aspects of your current job that bother you most.  For example,

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What Lawyers Who Say They Can’t Afford to Change Jobs Really Mean

Posted by on May 24th, 2012 with 0 Comments

If you talk to lawyers who are dissatisfied with their jobs, you will often hear them say the following phrase: “But I can’t afford to . . .” Some feel they can’t afford to leave the practice of law.  Others perceive that they can’t leave their law firm partnership.  There are many specific circumstances that lawyers—especially experienced lawyers—feel they can’t afford to leave. So what does “afford” mean in this context? When I first started helping lawyers make career transitions,

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Lawyers’ Job Title Mistake

Posted by on May 17th, 2012 with 0 Comments

When lawyers think about making a career change, they often make a common mistake.  They evaluate potential alternate jobs and careers based on their job titles.  They will say things (to themselves and others) such as, “Being a journalist might be interesting” or “I wouldn’t like to be an actuary.” Simply put, this is the wrong way to think about making a career change or looking for a new job, especially for attorneys. If you know that someone is a

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