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“I Hate Being A Lawyer” – Your Guide To Leaving Law

I hate being a lawyer

Hate being a lawyer? Don’t worry – you are not alone! Tons of law grads leave the law and find career fulfillment in alternative careers for lawyers.

Or perhaps you’re not sure that you hate being a lawyer, but you know you’re not happy and you want to explore what else you can do with your law degree.

Either way, it’s important to remember that you CAN get yourself on to a fulfilling career path. How?

Start here with your guide to leaving law by downloading JDCOT’s FREE self-assessment tool and getting career guidance by email. Click here to get it:

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JDCOT’s 3-Step Formula For Career Fulfillment

To go from “I hate being a lawyer” to a sense of career fulfillment, there are 3 major steps to follow (don’t miss the links with more information on each step):

The Career Mirror Self-Assessment

This step is critical – and too often skipped! If you hate being a lawyer, there’s a good chance you haven’t taken a good look in the mirror to measure yourself up to the realities of law practice. It’s not too late to do that and think about what you really want – not what your family, law school or society expects of you.

My self-assessment tool, The Career Mirror: Reflection Questions For Your Job Search, will help you move forward. You’ll be thinking through what you want and what you bring to the table. You can’t find a career you’ll love without this key self-reflection!

If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up to get your FREE self-assessment tool in your inbox today:

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After completing The Career Mirror, you’ll discover how the JD Careers Out There video library can help you explore the wide variety of careers you can do with a law degree. There’s no reason to hate being a lawyer when you can transfer your skills, interests and talents to a career that truly fits you.

Be sure to check out our page on law graduate jobs to find out more about exploring alternative careers for lawyers:

Explore Law Graduated Jobs

Once you figure out what career(s) make a better fit for you, then you’re ready to take the leap, leave law and land the job you want.

To hear advice on breaking into a career you’ll love, check out our page on how to land non-legal jobs for lawyers. I’ll share tips on interviewing, networking and leaving law there. Click here:

How To Land Non-Legal Jobs For Lawyers

Good News: Completing The Career Mirror will help you focus your job search by providing you with some parameters, and help you improve your networking & interviewing skills by gaining clarity on your self that you can articulate to others.

To help keep you moving forward so that you no longer have to hate being a lawyer, I’ll be sending you additional tips by email on breaking in to a career you’ll love – so keep an eye out for emails from me!

If you have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to contact me.