How to Know When to Start Your Legal Job Search

Sometimes when you are in the thick of it, it’s impossible to take a step back and figure out when it is time to move on.  This post at The Law Recruiters Blog gives a bit of a humorous take on the subject:

“We all know the expression, “it’s easier to get a job when you have a job.” Less well known is the expression, “it’s hard to make good career decisions when your hatred for your job is making you clinically bonkers.” Careers in the law are stressful. Sometimes we grin and bear it and think, “Just one more year, then I’ll make a move,” or, “Once I get my law school loans paid off, I’ll quit this job and go somewhere less stressful.” We hold on. We hold out. But during that holding-out period, the hatred for our job grows and the ability to tolerate yet another 14-hour day in the office becomes even harder. And that hatred grows slowly, each day. So slowly that we might not even realize how bad it’s really become.”

Read: The Frog Thermometer at The Law Recruiters Blog