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published July 17, 2012

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July 17, 2012 — Pasadena, CA — Nowadays, it can be much too tempting to stagnate in your career. If you've landed a decent job, you tend to want to just stay there and not seek out anything different, as that would require more work. That might have worked for many in years gone by, but in this current economic climate, there's no telling who will have a job tomorrow, let alone next year.

In short, job stability and security is seriously lacking. If you work at a law firm, this can be especially troubling, since getting a high paying job at a large firm is a hard enough task as it is. To do it twice might seem impossible.

Thankfully, it's not. If you're a dedicated worker and always put in 110%, you're likely to keep your job, but even if you don't, there is a world of opportunity waiting for you. Herein lies the problem, however: too many lawyers sit comfortably at law firms. When they find themselves laid off, they're left scrambling to find a new position as quickly as possible. The temptation is to jump at whatever opportunity first presents itself, which means many lawyers wind up in positions that aren't satisfying. They may very well have been able to get a better job if they'd had time to invest in the search, but since they're in a hurry, they jump at the first opportunity.

This is a vital mistake. Instead, lawyers should always keep an eye on This way, they can find new positions in their area to apply for while still employed. This allows for lawyers to take advantage of excellent opportunities as they appear. This way they don't have to compromise if they find themselves laid off. As the largest legal jobs website in the world with thousands of jobs listed daily, there's no reason not to make your go-to resource for job searches.

Andrew Ostler
202 S Lake Ave.,
Pasadena, CA 91101

Based in Pasadena, CA, was founded in 2003 by Harrison Barnes and is now a part of the Employment Research Institute network of job sites.

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