What would you say are the best books to read if you’re considering a career change? What are your favorite career books in general?
Interested in changing careers? It can be difficult to do, but so worth it if you're not enjoying your current career. Below are all of our posts on changing careers -- some of our greatest hits include
- How to Secretly Use LinkedIn to Change Careers
- The Pros and Cons of Changing Careers
- Tips on Changing Careers
- How to Transition Jobs and Careers
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Readers have had some great conversations recently about how to change your career in a major way (for example, here, here, here and here), and I thought it might make an interesting conversation today. Have you ever changed your career in a major way, or otherwise executed a career pivot? Have you ever wanted to? … Read More about Career Pivots: How to Change Your Career in a Major Way
Ladies, how did you decide whether to go to law school? How did you finance law school — and how old were you when you started law school? For those of you who decided NOT to go to law school, are you happy with your decision? Did anyone get to law school and drop out, … Read More about How to Decide Whether to Go to Law School
Looking for the best tips on changing careers? These are Kat’s best tips on how to find a new career — and what to consider before you start making moves.
Ladies, let’s talk about job hopping: Do you view it as the only way to get ahead? Do you worry about being viewed negatively if you’ve had too many jobs in too short a time? What do you think is the minimum time to stay in one job? In the recent past, job hopping … Read More about Job Hopping: Yea or Nay?
What are some “best practices” you should follow when it’s time to quit? Reader T asks about how to give notice when you leave a job… We’ve discussed in the past about how to know if it is the right time to move on to a new job, how to interview while working, and how to transition files … Read More about How to Give Notice When You Leave a Job
2018 Update: We still think this is a great discussion about the worst career advice you’ve ever heard, but you may also want to check out our recent post on the best career advice from coaches for lawyers and other professionals. Here’s a fun question for today: what is the WORST career advice you’ve ever … Read More about The Worst Career Advice You’ve Ever Heard
Business casual can be tricky — particularly when you’re transitioning from a conservative office. But what if the culture at your company isn’t just business casual, but ultra-feminine business casual — and you’re still most comfortable in a gray suit? When you’re in a new job and feeling pressure to dress a certain way to fit in … Read More about A Feminine Approach to Business Casual
When should you quit your career? How do you know when you’ve chosen the wrong one? How long should you give yourself before you quit — and how many jobs should you try in that career? Reader F has SUCH a great question about this: Question for you: how do you know if you hate … Read More about Your Job, Your Career, or You: When to Quit Your Career
What will potential employers find when they Google your name — and what can you do if you don’t like what they’ll see? How can your own website help you manage your personal brand online? Reader T wonders… I have a question about personal websites for lawyers and professional women. Before law school, I had a reasonably lengthy career in an … Read More about Managing Your Personal Brand Online
What should you do when mental health issues are holding you back and making it difficult for you to build the career you want? Reader O wonders… I have struggled with mental health problems for years and as a result have always worked really terrible jobs (combination of poorly paid, admin/dogsbody type roles with bullying managers). I … Read More about When Fear and Low Self-Esteem Hold You Back
What are your best tips on how to find career coaches, ladies? Why might you need one? When in your career should you look a career coach? Let’s discuss. First, here’s Reader J’s question about how to find a career coach: Have you ever written about using the services of a career coach? How does … Read More about How to Find Career Coaches (And Why, and When)