Law School Toolbox Podcast Episode 133: Being Strategic About Your Legal Career (w/ Liz Stone)

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Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today, we're talking with legal recruiter Liz Stone, of Stone Legal Search, about ways to proactively manage your career from law school onwards. A former litigator, Liz works primarily with attorneys in the middle of their careers looking to make a switch and brings to the podcast her insights on decisions to make early on to help ensure job satisfaction and how to best position yourself for a mid-career See more +
Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today, we're talking with legal recruiter Liz Stone, of Stone Legal Search, about ways to proactively manage your career from law school onwards. A former litigator, Liz works primarily with attorneys in the middle of their careers looking to make a switch and brings to the podcast her insights on decisions to make early on to help ensure job satisfaction and how to best position yourself for a mid-career move.

In this episode, we discuss:

>Competitiveness in the mid-level recruiting market

>Going in-house: Is it really that easy?

>Steps to take to position yourself for a mid-career move

>Suggestions for law students who want to set themselves up for success and happiness

>Resources to help you figure out what you want in your career

>Common pitfalls that lead to workplace problems or career dissatisfaction for lawyers

>Why lawyers are typically bad at business development, and what they can do to improve

Resources:

>Liz Stone, “Reframing Failure to Succeed in Business Development,” Law Practice Today, Dec. 14, 2017. (http://www.lawpracticetoday.org/article/reframing-failure-succeed-business-development/)

>ABA Legal Career Central (http://www.abalcc.org)

>Stone Legal Search (https://www.stonelegalsearch.com)

>Leaving Litigation and Leaving BigLaw (https://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/leaving-litigation-and-leaving-biglaw/)

Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Episode-133-Being-Strategic-About-Your-Career-Choices.pdf)

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