It took me several months to land on my feet but I eventually found a job as a litigation associate at a mid size firm in the downtown core. The people were great, the work was always changing and I learned so much by working there but I didn’t see myself at the firm for the rest of my career. I stayed there for 7 years – a long time for a job I wasn’t passionate about.
After having R, I decided that I wouldn’t go back to my old firm. The hours were just too long for me to be a good litigator and the mom I wanted to be. So, I embarked on another job search – this time for a less conventional law related position where I could use my degree in a different way.
Once again, I polished up my resume and cover letters (this time with a maternity leave to contend with), networked, set out on formal interviews, completed several job application assignments and dealt with the disappointment of many positions not working out.
Currently, I’m working at the largest law school in the country, using the skills I’ve gained throughout my career by helping undergraduate students decide if practicing law is right for them and helping law students gain skills to assist them in the workforce.
Through all of my job confusion, career uncertainty, cover letters, resumes and interviews I have learned a lot. My hope is that this blog can provide some easy and actionable advice to those looking for guidance and support.
What challenges have you faced on your career path?