How Lawyers Can Switch Careers and Find Happiness

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Summary: How can an attorney with holes in his or her skill set overcome this obstacle to career change? Here's how lawyers can switch careers and find happiness.
How Lawyers Can Switch Careers and Find Happiness

Amber had come for career counseling after seven years of being a corporate transactional attorney. Working in the legal trenches had cured her of her initial excitement about practicing law. She had never been particularly interested in legal concepts, although she had originally liked the idea of being a lawyer.

"I've been thinking about it for years, but now I am really ready to do something big to change my life. What I've decided to do is leave the law and get into marketing. I am good with words, and I thought about going into marketing or advertising in college, but I just didn't do it. Better late than never, right? The problem is, I am not getting interviews. When I apply for jobs they can't seem to get past the idea that I've been a lawyer for seven years. Do I need to redo my resume? Maybe I need a different cover letter. What do you think?"

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