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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 […]

How To Fail A Job Interview

Marc Luber host of JD Careers Out There A great way to fail a job interview is to neglect to explain why you want the job. This may sound really obvious, but I can’t tell you how many people leave employers wondering, “why is this person here”. When you’re interviewing, you need to make a convincing argument not just that you’re awesome – […]

Thinking Outside the Box with Jerry Garcia

Ken Kesey-Grateful Dead Further Bus With all of the media attention on the recent Atlantic piece focused on alternative careers for lawyers, I thought I’d continue writing about the topic of thinking outside the box. Yesterday, I posted a video focused on the infinite possibilities of the everyday with the hopes that it would inspire people to think outside the […]

Feeling Trapped Inside Your Head?

Marc Luber of JD Careers Out There If you’ve been feeling trapped, whether it’s inside your own head or trapped in a job that doesn’t fit you, check out this video. It might help to open up your mind to the infinite possibilities within the everyday. A great exercise for thinking outside the box… “A Truncated Story of Infinity” – A Short […]

A Law Degree Can Help You With A Wide Variety Of Career Paths

Marc Luber Published by Above The Law’s Career Center After law school, I took an unpaid internship. When I got my first music industry job in Los Angeles, I was severely underpaid. I sometimes wondered if the job required a high school degree, let alone a law degree. If you asked me then, I would have told […]

What To Do With A Law Degree – Awesome Advice From Twitter

JDCOT Logo If you’re a law student, this conversation from Twitter offers important advice for how you should approach your career search. Check this out if you’re wondering what to do with a law degree. Like the storify? We’re thinking of doing this more often, so let us know what you think! [View the story “What To […]

Roundup: Tech Advice, JD Jobs & Olympic & Super Bowl Inspiration For Lawyers

JDCOT Logo The Olympics are under way in Russia, and a Boston College law student is among the “diverse” Olympic delegation (to use the White House’s word — she’s also an openly gay Olympic medal winner). What can you learn from Olympians when looking for JD jobs? The same grit that helped her train for the Olympics, […]

Will A Legal Recruiter Help Me Leave Law?

Hindi Greenberg Guest post by Hindi Greenberg I am often asked if there is a list of recruiters who specialize in placing attorneys who are seeking to leave the legal profession. Those who ask it are hoping that someone will have a magic wand that can wave them into a new, better job outside of law. Unfortunately, […]

Law Career Roundup: Birthday Presents & Career Fulfillment

JDCOT Logo If you didn’t see it yesterday, we’re celebrating JD Careers Out There’s first birthday! If I could, I’d send you all a cupcake. Aren’t you jealous of these cupcakes from my nephew’s first birthday last weekend? Photo credit to my sister-in-law. Watch Marc’s birthday message: No need to send us presents for JDCOT’s birthday, but […]

JD Careers Out There Turns One!

JDCOT host Marc Luber Happy birthday to JD Careers Out There! Hard to believe that JDCOT has existed for a year. I whipped up this video to say thanks to all of you who have supported the site: whether you’re a visitor, an individual member, a law school group member, someone who has worked on the site or one […]
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