Career Coaching: Helping Lawyers Get Into Business to Expand Career Options
Being a lawyer means fighting for people’s rights and best interest, but getting a client is not always easy especially for new lawyers trying to find a good spot in the world of the legal firm industry. Lawyers cannot just live by a good reputation and honorable name, because lawyers also need to market their profession apart from the traditional means such as client referrals, and they also need to expand their career options to be able to achieve career growth and overall personal fulfillment. In this article, we will discuss helpful ways on how lawyers can market their profession to increase their source of revenue, and achieve career growth and a successful life. Through lawyer-to-lawyer coaching, lawyer will be helped to increase their income, plan a successful legal career, increase productivity and improve work-life balance for a fulfilling personal life and legal career.
Find your niche in the legal world because you have invested money, time and effort to become an attorney, and it is time to invest a bit of your effort in proactively choosing the area of law you want to spend your legal career. Niche will give you branding or specialization wherein potential clients will be able to recognize and eventually refer you to others, making a good reputation for your overall professional career. For lawyers who have been practicing law for sometime and is considering to leave your profession, you need to consider whether the practice of the law is the problem, or if the real problem has something to do with your law practice, such as your job, the people or firm you work with, financial pressure, your area of concentration or lack of balance between personal and professional life. Before deciding to make a career transition, you need to understand the importance of assessment, planning, organizing and the amount of effort required to be able to investigate career options that best fits your talents, interests, talents, skills and abilities.
Some of the careers you can do with a law degree that do not require practicing law include the following: government worker, law professor, journalist, policy analyst, entrepreneur, banker, HR director, legal recruiter, management consultant, real estate developer, stockbroker, foreign service officer and financial advisor. Before finally leaving the practice of law, it is highly recommended to get to know yourself better by taking a personality assessment exam such as the DISC type personality test, and to undergo skills and interest inventory. You need to also create a career criteria filter to help you determine, analyze and evaluate what is necessary in a new career and what would be ideal for you, so you’ll know reality. You may visit our “career coach for lawyers” page that can be viewed in detail on our website.