I was talking to a friend the other day who kept telling me how worried she was about what the future holds for her career and which direction she should head in. This is a feeling I know I, and so many others, can relate to – so I’ve put together this post of websites I’ve found SO useful when having my career crisis moments!
Such an AMAZE research tool. The website is very easy to navigate, and ranges from the basic ‘Where To Start’ in law to an analysis of an individual firm with quotes from trainees and in-depth information about the character of the business. I’ve been finding it especially useful for firm research, as it paints a great overall picture that doesn’t appear to be one of bias. If you’re applying for TC’s, they also have a handy list of deadlines for applications – so make sure to check it out!
For full disclosure, I am currently collaborating with TLP on Instagram – but there is a reason for this; The Lawyer Portal is INCRED. I first discovered TLP when I stumbled across their quizzes about ‘Which Magic Circle Firm Is For You’ or ‘What Type Of Law Firm Do You Suit’ – quizzes which are a lot of fun to distract you when you’re having a career crisis – they have some seriously great ones! But the resource also has some really great blogs on law school, applications and ‘Days In The Life’ of trainees at various firms to give you an oversight into a variety of different aspects of the career and what to do with it. Their Instagram page also features a lot of student takeovers, so they are a really relatable platform for a developing lawyer.
Not the most aesthetic website, but nonetheless a FAB resource. Covering everything in the solicitor and barrister route, LawCareers.Net has some really interesting features to read, and also has a job page that makes it super easy to search for law jobs in the UK! I’m a big fan of the “Meet The Recruiter” section, as it gives a really great insight into what employers are looking for in applications. I’m also a HUGE fan of their Instagram page and the student takeovers that are a regular occurrence.
This is a MUST if you are interested in the legal career. I find the resource particularly helpful for interview tips, assessment centre tips, networking, commercial awareness etc… This is a platform that really looks at enhancing your career prospects and furthering your information about future employment. Bright Network also host amazing events for graduates and students – such as the Future Lawyers Top 100 event this year that I’m fortunate to have achieved a place at. I’m really looking forward to seeing Bright Network in action in September, and will report more about how I found it after the event!
Last but not least is the first legal resource I discovered, and it is still an all time FAV. They have advice on every. single. legal. career. question. you could ever have. They also boast amazing commercial insights, a great overview of firms and my favourite part – a BRILL overview of practice areas that are complete with a ‘Day In The Life’ of a lawyer in that sector. It’s this website that helped me discover corporate/commercial law was for me. Could you ask for anymore?