Is your legal career panning out the way you thought it would? Mine certainly hasn’t. I was reminded of this as I walked through Middle Temple.
Is your legal career panning out the way you thought it would?
Mine certainly hasn’t. I was reminded of this last week as I walked through Middle Temple. I came through here every day during my training contract, a serene start to frenetic days. Back then I never imagined the twists and turns my career would take.
After a great TC, I was determined to become partner, whatever it took. I qualified into Project Finance which I loved, but over time it became clear that my dreams of becoming partner were just that. The glass ceiling was much lower then and I simply didn’t have the sponsorship I needed to progress. I felt really stuck. After all, my entire career plan was built around becoming a partner.
Fortunately, I played to my strengths by moving into L&D and soon realised I much preferred working with people than pushing contracts around. Since then my career has taken me all over the world, helping other lawyers be the best they can be.
Unfortunately, despite investment by firms in career support, many lawyers still feel stuck, unsure of how best to move their career forward. Talking with an independent careers coach can give you the clarity and motivation you’re looking for to accelerate your career.
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