The next step is to come up with a list of non-law jobs that you would like to try. Make no mistake, this should be an important and fun decision and should not be taken lightly. You will need to make sure the job: 1) fits your background; 2) has potential for growth; 3) allows you enough time for life outside of the office; 4) provides good compensation; 5) offers meaningful work (not just something that pays well but also gives purpose). What’s more, once you take on a new job, it often takes two or three years before it becomes clear whether it was a wise career move – so don’t leave anything until last minute!
What makes someone successful at their first non-legal job? If they were unsuccessful, what went wrong and how can they avoid making those mistakes again?
Properly preparing yourself for any type of employment is one of the most important things you can do as a law student. The biggest mistake I see students make when starting out in their careers is not doing thorough research about what kind of roles are available within legal organizations such as law firms or government agencies. This lack of preparation leads to many unnecessary risks such as taking on bad internships or going after “prestige” positions without knowing much about them beforehand. It may seem intimidating because there are so many options out there, but if students feel confident in themselves then applying blindly won’t work either – especially because employers know