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Law School Problems: How To Find Your Career As A Law Student

Law School Problems

Not sure what you want to do with your law degree? Worried about the job market after law school? Don’t worry, I’m here to solve one of your biggest law school problems: finding your career.

First, give yourself a pat on the back. It’s easy to get caught up in law school, forgetting about the real world until OCI. Besides, the real world can be a scary place! My biggest piece of career advice for law students: Start thinking about your future now. But how?

You can get started by filling out my FREE self-assessment tool. Click here to get it now:

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JDCOT’s 3-Step Formula For Career Fulfillment

My plan will help you to move from “law school problems” to “I love my job” in three steps. Follow the links below each step for more information:

The Career Mirror Self-Assessment

1. SELF-ASSESSMENT

Whether you’re a 1L or 3L, the best way to put yourself on the road to career fulfillment today is to take a look in the mirror and determine your skills, values and desires. I have counseled a ton of unhappy lawyers, and they frequently tell me that they wish they had done some self-assessment when they were in law school. Far too often, this crucial step is skipped, and lawyers follow the path of least resistance into a career they hate.

The good news is that you can earn a paycheck AND love what you do. Now is the time to sit down and think about what you really want from life – not what your parents or professors expect of you.

My self-assessment tool, The Career Mirror: Reflection Questions For Your Job Search, will help you envision your future. I wrote it specifically for law students and lawyers. Think about it: You can’t put yourself on the road of career fulfillment if you don’t know where you are going!

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2. CAREER EXPLORATION

After you’ve determined what you want, it’s time to find the right career.

The Career Mirror will give you some concrete ideas for careers that fit you, based on what you’ve discovered about yourself. Plus, learn how to use JD Careers Out There to find out what you want to know about careers you can do with a law degree – including a wide variety of law practice areas and alternative careers for lawyers.

If and only if you have signed up for The Career Mirror or downloaded it from your dashboard (members only), you can move on to exploring what to do with a law degree. Click here to take this next step:

What To Do With A Law Degree

3. BREAKING IN

You’ve figured out what you want and found the right career for you. The final step is to get a job!

If you’re on the job market, visit this page for legal job search tips. Want to find out how to go in a different direction after law school? My page on how to land non-legal jobs for lawyers will help you out. Even if you’re not actively searching for a job yet, it’s a good idea to check out the interviewing and networking tips on these pages. Check it out here:

Legal Job Search
How To Land Non-Legal Jobs For Lawyers

Here’s some good news: Your preparation is going to help you stand out. You can prevent law school problems from becoming law career problems with self-assessment and career exploration. (Click to tweet this tip!)

Fill out The Career Mirror so that you’ll find it easier to communicate your strengths, goals and interests This will make you better at interviewing and networking, which will ultimately lead to great results. I’ll be sending you more tips to help you break into a career you’ll love, so keep an eye out for those emails.

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