Part of the career exploration process is absolutely intentional. We spend time purposefully analyzing our skills, passions, needs, and desires. We talk to our network -- friends, family, friends of friends, friends of family. But, that same network that can open doors to opportunity is a double-edged sword. It can limit our exploration of career … Continue reading Allowing for Serendipity
Focusing on things within your control
The job search process can be draining and even painful at times. But, spending your energy only on those things that are within your control can help immeasurably. It will help both with time management and with your mental health. Things you can’t control The stated application process (yes, sometimes it's absurd) The stated job … Continue reading Focusing on things within your control
6 Keys to Law School Success
What does “Law School Success” mean? Most law school success guides focus on academic achievement, which is only one small part of success. Instead of a purely academic endeavor, law school should be viewed as a 3 year opportunity to set yourself up for career success. Setting yourself up for success With so many demands … Continue reading 6 Keys to Law School Success
How to Handle Opportunity Overload
“Results are obtained by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems.” – Peter Drucker Starting at a school or job, all kinds of opportunities arise. Social, academic, political, career-related. There is temptation everywhere to jump in try everything. Moreover, there are voices, often loud and definitive, telling us how to spend our time. So, how do … Continue reading How to Handle Opportunity Overload
Where do you want to get to?
Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to. Before I look at a resume. Before one application gets filled out. Before "skills assessment." The first conversation is always about goals. And we repeat the goals … Continue reading Where do you want to get to?
Should I reach out to….
... my Friend/Contact/Person I met once/Complete Stranger? YES!! But why, you ask, would someone "successful" want to talk to me? Because when you reach out to someone for advice, it touches raw needs that we never grow out of. People love to talk about themselves. People like to be seen as a mentor. Its flattering. … Continue reading Should I reach out to….
Goals, Strategy, and Execution
Connecting with people, either for a job application or networking, has become incredibly easy. Indeed.com and similar boards allow us to apply for a job at the click a button. Facebook and LinkedIn have not only simplified the process of connecting with our network but have even expanded what a network can be. This simplicity, … Continue reading Goals, Strategy, and Execution