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Higher Landing is leading the evolution of the outplacement and transition industry by offering our transformation clients a leading edge program with a multi-faceted team of professionals who will provide complete career transformation. 

We take the traditional transition process to a new level with a proprietary approach that aims to connect head with heart, and identify strengths, values, passions, and purpose.

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HOW TO CHANGE CAREERS IF YOU ARE A LAWYER

Jackie Rafter

Go to law school they said.  You love to argue, you’d make a great lawyer. Mom was lawyer, dad was a lawyer, and so I have to be one too.  Do any of these storylines sound familiar?

Various people may have influenced your decision to go to law school, and eventually you went for it. I’m assuming that, if you’re reading this, you’ve already thought about switching careers.  And you might be at a loss as to how to transition onto your next gig.  You’re not alone.

Whatever the root cause, employment studies consistently show that although lawyers have invested considerable time, money, and education toward their LL.B credentials many are unfulfilled, bored, or dissatisfied with their careers.

You have a choice.

You have a choice to make. You can stay in your career and live without passion for what you do or you can dig deep, make a career change and move forward.

It takes guts to leave your legal career behind. To be successful in your transition, you have to know who you are, believe in yourself, and then share your gifts with potential employers. 

Higher Landing is an innovative, results focused, career transformation company that provides collaborative “go-to-market” assistance for individuals seeking their next opportunity. We provide professional transition, branding and marketing services.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a team of experts on your side to make your career transition? A group of people who are there to push you toward growth and unlock your true potential.  Experts working to help you not only find a career, but to help you find purpose and do the work you were truly meant to do.

I’m not a lawyer but… here’s my argument

If you’re going to leave the legal profession behind, our career transformation program will make your transition more effective, more productive and you’ll make new connections.

Effective
To have an effective transition, you have to figure out what motivates you, and then connect your head to your heart.  When you know what you are good at, you can apply your legal skills to a rewarding new career. You invested thousands of dollars to earn your law degree.  Now it’s time to invest in yourself, to figure who you are and what you want.   

Productive
After you’ve figured out your unique value proposition, and your individual wow factors, you’re ready to go to market. You’ll know your personal brand, and you can find the kind of job that fits.  You’ll be ready to greet employers as a motivated, passionate, productive professional.

Connections
When you decide to switch industries, you’ll be a newbie again. You’ll need a mentor, access to coaching and new connections in your chosen field.  We have access to professional networks and connections in various industries across the country.  

To set up a confidential interview contact our organization at info@higherlanding.com.

Before you go, be sure to check this fellow lawyer who managed to switch careers.
He writes the “Leave Law Behind" blog. http://leavelawbehind.com/.
 

Eric Myers