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How to Future-Proof Your Law Career

One proof-positive thing about the future: it will come.

And when it does, will you still have a job? Or will the future take back the career you worked so hard to create for yourself?

If you aren't sure about your future, here's another thing to know. Lawyers, you really can future-proof your career.

Invest in Yourself

Career-counselor Ashira Prossack says the main thing to do is to invest in yourself. She says to:

  • Learn new skills
  • Stay on top of the industry
  • Keep track of company changes
  • Set job goals for the next five years

"Being aware of what can come next and staying open to options will set you up for future success," she wrote for Forbes.

Prossack wrote mostly about how to stay ahead while working for somebody else. She said an employee should always look for opportunities to advance, and even to create jobs within the company.

Create Your Own Job

Of course, lawyers do not always work for a company, a firm, or the government. That can be a good thing, especially for those who learn how to work for themselves.

FindLaw is really good at that, providing endless resources for attorneys to:

In the end, future-proofing your career is like following signs along a road. Just make sure you are on the right road.

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