A NEW YEAR, A NEW BEGINNING?
This is the time of year when more people than at any other time of the year consider the next step in their careers. This certainly evidenced by the number of curricula vitae from professionals FRRW CONSULTING has received
And this brings me to the point of this message aimed at those contemplating a move.
Career decisions are critical to your future well-being. It is the sole source of your life’s work. Despite the fact that only you can make those decisions, how many treat that decision-making process with the diligence it deserves? When you are sick you find a medical person, when your car makes an unwelcome noise you go to the mechanic. In contrast, very few people will consult an expert in career decisions and choices to ensure that they have conducted a due diligence exercise. Remember this must be done before the decision is taken and not to ameliorate the result of a poor decision.
Of course you, the career holder, are the only person who can arrive at and be responsible for the choice made. The plea is that you find an appropriate person to stimulate correct thinking. I have made the point many times that a career is like an egg, if you break it you may enjoy the cooked egg, but you will never have that unbroken egg again.
I leave you with this experience. Of all the attorneys who have contacted us as legal recruiters this year, can you guess how many have contacted us as to discuss their next move?
Just one single thoughtful professional.
So, please, please, please undertake a due diligence exercise into your legal career.