Wondering what to do with a law degree?

Find a Career You Will Love

Whether you’re making a career change or trying to determine what your first career should be, it can feel like a giant leap to get from where you are now to being settled into something you enjoy. Let me help to break it down for you and remove some of the overwhelm.

Think about a jigsaw puzzle. You need to know the shapes of the pieces in order to fit the puzzle together. If one of the puzzle pieces represents you and the other pieces represent some of the different careers out there, then a failure to analyze your puzzle piece will lead you to having a hard time determining where your piece fits.

This is why the first step to finding your career is self-assessment. As appellate lawyer Cindy Tobisman tells us in today’s video, figuring out who you are, what you’re good at and what you like doing is the best way to start your career exploration. After watching, take action by clicking here for instant access to my free self-assessment and email series.

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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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True Hollywood Story: From Law School To Writing For TV

TV Writer & Producer Jordana Lewis Jaffe with JDCOT Host Marc Luber Writing For TV Ever clicked through your TV guide only to get sucked into a marathon of the hit series “NCIS: Los Angeles”? Ever dreamed of writing for a show like that? It is no wonder the show has had such great success with a TV writer/producer like Jordana Lewis Jaffe. From graduating law school […]
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Do You Thrive In A Crisis? PR Jobs To Do With A Law Degree

PR Executive Nick Gaffney with JDCOT Founder Marc Luber Public Relations Jobs When spinach causes food poisoning, who is a company going to call? It will call on its legal team and public relations professionals that specialize in litigation and crisis communications. These careers in communications make excellent alternative careers for lawyers, says Nick Gaffney, a former lawyer and partner at a public relations […]
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Alternative Jobs For Lawyers – Consider A Career In Wireless Site Acquisition

Michael Jackson, Co-Owner of Cortel LLC, with Marc Luber of JDCOT If you’ve decided that practicing law isn’t for you or you can’t find work practicing law, then you’ll want to consider alternative jobs for lawyers. As you’ll see by spending time here at JDCOT and by reading our eBook, 99 Things You Can Do With A Law Degree, you have lots of great paths to […]
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You Might Be Able To Avoid A Job Or Career Change

Bankruptcy lawyer Scott Gautier shares career advice on JD Careers Out There Countless lawyers complain about being miserable at work. Through my years of legal recruiting and running JDCOT, I’ve always said that before considering a job change or a career change, you should first look at whether your frustration might stem from a communication issue. If communication is the problem, the issue might be fixable, making […]
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How Badly Do You Want Meaningful Work?

Marc Luber, founder of JD Careers Out There Many of you email me that your work feels petty and meaningless. You say it’s combative for the sake of being combative. It doesn’t connect with anything you care about. You’re unhappy. You’re wishing you could be doing something else. My question to you is what are you waiting for? When does wishing turn to […]
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Have You Done This Before Considering A Job Or Career Change?

Land use lawyer Ben Reznik speaks with Marc Luber of JD Careers Out There If you’re feeling miserable at work, there’s a good chance that you’re suffering from WCB. Even if you might be happy at work but you’re confused and not sure how to move forward, you too might be suffering from WCB. Yes, Workplace Communication Breakdown is an all-too-common problem among lawyer types. Lack of communication in […]
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Persistence Pays Off When Networking To Find Your Career

Ken Ballen speaks with JD Careers Out There While networking to find your career or explore a career change, you’ll be reaching out to a variety of people – most often by email. Sometimes silence will be what you get in response to your emails. Rather than drawing conclusions that the person doesn’t like you, or the person is annoyed by you or […]
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How One Lawyer Used A Surprising Resource For Career Ideas

TV Writer & Producer Jordana Lewis Jaffe speaks to JD Careers Out There When it comes to finding your career, you’ll want to do a healthy amount of soul searching to determine your strengths and interests before balancing them with factors mentioned in today’s video. That’s the first step you should take before meeting with people and watching videos here on JDCOT to see what different paths are […]
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What’s Your Story? The Question To Answer In Job Interviews

Community organizer Robert Hoo 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 […]
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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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