Sunday, 1 September 2013

5 tips for changing careers

If you want a new career because you are tired of being a lawyer but still cant figure out what to do here is what you can do.

Are looking for a career change because the dismal legal job market left you feeling down? According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, your law degree can open more doors than you’d think. Here are five tips for switching careers if you’re a lawyer:

1.The first thing you should do is to review your finances. Consider doing a consulting work on the side while changing careers. An example is many law firms have a need for document reviewers.
2.Know what motivates you. Evaluate your skills and passions. 
3.Assess your skills. Nearly all lawyers have transferable skills, counting being highly analytical, persuasive and having an ability to multitask. Look for non-law jobs linked to your specialties. 
4.Keep learning. Getting certified or seeking professional development from personal and industry mentors can make you more competitive for jobs. 
5.Volunteer. Volunteering can lead to valuable life experiences and job leads.