Do you close career doors when you take a specialized job? How do you decide if it’s worth the risk of closing doors behind you? Reader A wonders: How to decide when you are at a career crossroads, if a great opportunity comes up, but it might close doors. (My best friend just got a … Read More about Closing Career Doors
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
Have another question you don't see addressed below? Please send Kat a question. Thanks for reading!
How do you turn down opportunities at work when the timing isn’t right? Reader M wonders… I was recently asked to relocate offices (I work at a mid-sized law firm). The relocation would be something of a promotion based on the work I’d get to do and the people I’d get to work with. I … Read More about How to Turn Down Opportunities
2019 Update: We still stand by this discussion on the pros and cons of changing careers — but you may also want to check out our most recent discussion on how to change your career in a major way. What are the pros and cons of changing careers — and what do career changers miss … Read More about The Pros and Cons of Changing Careers: Career Changers Tell All
2018 Update: We still stand by this discussion on strategic volunteering — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussions on unconventional ways to build your network, as well as how to get on a board. Do you guys volunteer? Do you do it at a high level (board member or … Read More about Strategic Volunteering: Do You Do It?
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to secretly use LinkedIn to change careers — but you may also want to check out our latest discussion on LinkedIn, including how to get the most out of your LinkedIn profile in 2018. Check out our other advice on changing careers! How do you … Read More about How to Secretly Use LinkedIn to Change Careers
Reader L wonders if she can ask her adjunct professor for help finding a job: I have an etiquette question for you. I am a third year law student looking for a job after graduation, preferably at a small firm or a nonprofit. One of my classes is taught by an adjunct professor who practices … Read More about Help from the Adjunct: Networking to Find a Job
2018 Update: We still think this is a great discussion on whether salary or title is more important — but you may also want to check out our latest discussions on salary negotiation tips. Which is more important — your salary or your title? Reader D wonders… I would love to see a post on … Read More about Salary or Title: Which is More Important?
Ah, golden handcuffs — long after some people know they should quit their high-paying jobs, they stay on because their lifestyle costs too much (usually due to a combination of rent or mortgage, plus debt). How do you break free from the golden handcuffs, and adjust your finances to your new lifestyle? Today’s guest poster, … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: From A Lawyer’s Salary to Paying Tuition – Six Ways to Deal
Reader L has a question about networking and job hunting in a different geographic area… I just became engaged to a wonderful young man who lives an hour and a half away from me. This is the closest we’ve lived since we began dating a long time ago, due to jobs and schooling. I’ve been … Read More about Jobhunting in a Different City
Reader J has a question about how to resign your job with grace… Any chance you can do a post on how to gracefully resign? I have been interviewing for other jobs (attorney), and anticipate that one of those interviews with eventually turn into an offer. I have not disclosed to anyone at my current … Read More about How to Resign Gracefully
2017 update: I still stand by the advice below! You may also want to check out our latest posts on changing careers. Reader D suggests a thread about changing jobs and types of jobs — career transitions in general!… I recently transitioned from a biglaw firm job into an in-house position, and have gotten loads of … Read More about Career Transitions (aka Ch-ch-ch-changes)…
Reader S, a recent graduate, has a question that, unfortunately, I think a lot of people will be interested in: what should you do when the job hunt drags on (and on)? May I suggest a post on attorneys who, despite trying everything feasible, cannot find sustainable employment? I understand the whole “work for free” … Read More about When The Job Hunt Drags On…