Pining for a dream job? Just get a better job instead. The longer you wait to make a move, the worse off you may be. Hopping to other in-house counsel jobs may just be the answer to progressing on your career path and eventually position you for General Counsel jobs. Don’t forget to read How to Get an In-House Counsel Job for additional tips.
“I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time in my first job out of college. I started as a press secretary for a prominent member of the United States Congress and was thrilled just to be on Capitol Hill…Six months out of college, I was the communications director and hired my replacement. There can be so much pressure to land the perfect job out of college that it can be paralyzing. From my experience, that fear doesn’t really go away as you progress in your career. It often feels like every career move must be calculated and fit into a perfect long-term plan to be justifiable, but that’s not true. Below I cover the reasons why the focus for your next career move shouldn’t be about landing your dream job.”
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