Law School Toolbox Podcast Episode 224: Taking Ownership of Your Career (w/Sadie Jones)

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Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, we are welcoming back ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones to discuss how much responsibility you should take for your future career -- starting as a law student -- and what resources are available to help.

In this episode we discuss:

>Why you need to take ownership of your career goals as a law student

>Resources to help if you're not sure yet what you want

>Looking outside of the See more +

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, we are welcoming back ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones to discuss how much responsibility you should take for your future career -- starting as a law student -- and what resources are available to help.

In this episode we discuss:

>Why you need to take ownership of your career goals as a law student

>Resources to help if you're not sure yet what you want

>Looking outside of the standard channels for work opportunities

>How does your mindset factor into your job search?

>The importance of asking for help rather than trying to do everything yourself

>Evaluating each job for clues about what job is right for you long term

>Why BigLaw didn't work for Alison's personality

Resources:

>CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/)

>The Washington Post – Andrew Yang article (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/28/andrew-yang-was-groomed-high-paying-job-an-elite-law-firm-he-lasted-five-months/)

>The Muse – 21 Books That’ll Get You Ahead at Work, According to Top Career Coaches (https://www.themuse.com/advice/21-books-thatll-get-you-ahead-at-work-according-to-top-career-coaches)

>The Start-Up of You, by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha (https://www.thestartupofyou.com/)

>Brené Brown (https://brenebrown.com/)

>Seth Godin (https://www.sethgodin.com/)

>Without Fail podcast (https://gimletmedia.com/shows/without-fail)

>Podcast Episode 1: Mindset – The Key to Success in Law School? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-1-mindset-key-success-law-school/)

>Podcast Episode 114: Law School Networking 101 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-114-law-school-networking-101/)

>Podcast Episode 207: Navigating Networking Events as a Law Student (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-207-navigating-networking-events-as-a-law-student/)

>Podcast Episode 214: Handling an Extensive Job Search Outside of OCI (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-214-handling-an-extensive-job-search-outside-of-oci/)

>Podcast Episode 219: Mastering People Skills for Success as an Attorney (w/Stephanie Hanna) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-219-mastering-people-skills-for-success-as-an-attorney-w-stephanie-hanna/)

Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-224-taking-ownership-of-your-career-w-sadie-jones/)

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