You have decided it’s time to move on to the next challenge in your legal career and are busy job hunting. Perhaps you are developing your existing law career path. Perhaps you are targeting specific law firms or have decided to change legal specialism. How is your job hunt going? Are you getting the results you want?
Job hunting can be tiring and time consuming. It often involves searching endlessly through job adverts with an eagerness to match personal skills to job specifications. If you are starting to find that you have been battling away at your job search for weeks now and your approach is not working, ask yourself the following questions?
1. Do I have a really clear idea of my career direction?
2. Am I giving my job hunt adequate time?
3. Have I developed a system to help me organise my job search?
4. Am I using all my resources? As well as applying for advertised vacancies, using recruitment consultants and searching through the Law Gazette for jobs, am I using networking techniques and speculative approaches to help me get the job I want?
If the answer is ‘no’ to any of these questions, take a step back and consider how you can improve your job search and start adapting some of your job hunting techniques. Committing to your search in this way will increase your chances of success and open up further opportunities for you in your legal career.
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