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How To Land Non-Legal Jobs For Lawyers

Landing Non-legal Jobs For Lawyers

You’re thinking about leaving the law, but how can you possibly get any other job? Maybe you’ve applied for non-legal jobs for lawyers only to have the door slammed in your face.

I know from experience that making a career change is hard work, but don’t let fear hold you back from career fulfillment.

On this page, we’re going to dig deeper into Step 3 of JDCOT’s 3-step Formula for Career Fulfillment. As a reminder, here are the steps:

If you’re new here at JDCOT, you may want to start at the page titled, “I hate being a lawyer.” Not leaving law? For law degree jobs that fit you, visit “Start Here” to find targeted career help.



Good news! Here’s why steps 1 & 2 of my Formula for Career Fulfillment make step 3 so much easier:

  • You can use what you found out through the self-assessment tool to sell yourself to potential employers.
  • Your self-knowledge also will make you a more confident and comfortable networker.
  • When you know what you want, you can target applications instead of throwing hundreds of resumes out into the world and never hearing back.
  • Show people you’ve “done your homework” and know something about their jobs by watching a career path video before meeting with them.
  • Get concrete tips on where to network and how to break into specific career paths.

You’ll be more likely to get the job you want after filling out the free self-assessment tool and watching JDCOT’s career path videos, but I also have more tips for you.

Under professional development videos, you’ll find all kinds of tips for landing non-legal jobs for lawyers. Here are two categories with general advice for breaking in:

Interviewing Tips   Networking Tips

You can also hear more about what Leaving Law here:

Leaving Law

Remember, you’re not alone. Countless lawyers have left law for greener pastures. I followed the 3 steps in my formula to find two careers I loved, and I’ve seen so many others do the same. You can do it, too.

Ready to get started? Click here to find out more about JDCOT membership plans today for full access to all of the videos on breaking into non-legal jobs for lawyers:

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