Wondering what to do with a law degree?

Find a Career You Will Love

When it comes to job interviewing, resumes and cover letters, you don’t want to just regurgitate a boring, chronological list of your work experience. Instead, use those three outlets as opportunities for you to tell your story. What’s your story? Ask yourself this question as you prep for your interviews. You’ll want to weave that story in to your conversations, resumes and cover letters in a way that connects the dots to the needs of the employer. I can help you with this in a one-on-one coaching session.

Since it helps to hear this stuff from a variety of voices, check out today’s video with lawyer-turned-community organizer Robert Hoo. Robert tells us that “what’s your story” is the first question you want to ask yourself when preparing for job interviews.

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3 Legal Skills That Transfer Out Of Law

Corporate real estate advisor Josh Gorin If you’re researching law graduate jobs, you might struggle with figuring out how your law background could transfer out of law. I love helping law grads discover the true value and transferability of their skill sets. Between private career coaching sessions, JDCOT’s videos, my weekly emails and ebook, you’ll consistently hear that there is a […]
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Leave Law & Break Into Commercial Real Estate Careers

Commercial Real Estate Advisor Josh Gorin with JDCOT Founder Marc Luber Commercial Real Estate Careers Do you ever find yourself saying, “I hate being a lawyer“? After 6 months of law school, Josh Gorin knew law wasn’t for him. He used his law degree and informational interviews to break into commercial real estate careers and has never looked back. As you’ll see here on JDCOT, real […]
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Career Change: Moving From Law To Strategic Communications

Strategic Communications Exec Jen Gould with JDCOT host Marc Luber Strategic Communications Jen Gould has no regrets about going to law school, but her first job in corporate transactional law wasn’t a good fit. While looking to make a career change, she found a position in strategic communications at the RAND Corporation. If you’re thinking about leaving the law, be sure to tune into the […]
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Criminal Justice Careers – What A Defense Attorney Does

Joey Jackson, Criminal Defense Attorney and Legal Commentator with Marc Luber of JDCOT Careers For Lawyers When most people think about types of lawyers, they think about criminal defense. We often see criminal defense attorneys depicted in TV shows and movies, grilling witnesses and giving dramatic closing statements. But fictional accounts leave out much of what a defense attorney does. Joey Jackson is a criminal defense attorney and […]
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Wondering How To Treat People At Work? Do This

Freelance lawyer Leila Kanani Despite how some people might carry themselves in the legal community, no one can walk on water. Everyone is human and should be treated as such, regardless of their title or role. Not to get morbid, but I like to say that it doesn’t matter whether you’re a janitor or the President of the United […]
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A Lawyer’s Guide To Networking For Business

eDiscovery Consultant Chad Schwarz Networking For Business When you’re an associate, business development can be one of the most challenging requirements of being a lawyer. Chad Schwarz has to find clients as an eDiscovery consultant, too, and he admits that he’s not good at the hard-sell. Luckily, there are other ways to develop business. Check out Chad’s tips on […]
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How To Win Friends As A Law Firm Associate

Life After Law Author Liz Brown Law Firm Associate As a lawyer, you work with a ton of people. Do you treat them well? Former BigLaw partner Liz Brown shares her advice on how you should interact with assistants, paralegals and other law firm staff as a law firm associate. Find out why your career may depend on how you treat […]
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What Lawyers Should Do When They Feel Overwhelmed At Work

Real Estate Attorney Laura McClellan Overwhelmed At Work It’s 2 p.m. on a Friday and a law firm partner puts yet another project on your desk. What do you do? Law firm partner Laura McClellan shares her tips for associates who feel overwhelmed at work – whether it’s for a good reason or not. Check out what she has to […]
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Time Management Tips For Lawyers – How To Delegate

Finance attorney Eric Klar Time Management Tips For Lawyers Want to save time at work? Then get other people to help you with your work, says JDCOT guest Eric Klar. In this video, the BigLaw partner shares why delegating is one of the best time management tips for lawyers. Listen in to find out why it’s important for lawyers […]
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Lawyer’s First Client – How To Get Clients For Your Law Firm

Attorney Craig Rutenberg How To Get Clients Are you looking to land your first client as a lawyer? Business litigation attorney Craig Rutenberg shares the story of how he got his first client in this video. You might be happy to hear that he didn’t have to do it all alone. Check it out to see what you […]
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How Being Well Rounded In Your Past Can Help Your Future

Attorney PJ Hoffman When exploring law degree jobs, you want to be in touch with your skill sets and strengths in addition to your interests. If you struggle to identify your skills, think back to things you’ve done in your past – whether it’s your first job, a recent job, extracurricular activities in high school, college, volunteer work, […]
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Why Being Curious Helps You In Job Interviews

Civil appellate lawyer Cindy Tobisman Being a curious person can help you in a lot of ways: from being a better networker to a better listener to a better sales person and even better at interviewing for law degree jobs. After all, if you’re curious, it will make the give-and-take of a job interview discussion flow more naturally, you’ll gather […]
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