Legal Career Annual Review

In order to provide you with valuable legal career advice, we recommend carrying out an annual review of your career. This provides you with the chance to assess the last 12 months and make changes and prepare for the challenges ahead.

Legal Career Annual Review

The Thomson Legal Career Annual Review will ensure that you take the time to self-evaluate and to progress your career internally and allowing you to question your short-term and long-term professional goals: So what are the questions you should be asking yourself?

  • Should you stay in your current position?
  • Are you on a Partnership track?
  • Is it time to move In-House?
  • Would you benefit from working in London or Overseas?
  • Are you happy in your current position?

Our team can provide you with valuable legal career advice based on your answers to these questions, helping you to make the best decisions for you and your long-term legal career.

Why Should You Have an Annual Review?

The high expectations and long-hour culture of modern-day lawyers would suggest that we now ‘work to live’. The reality is that many lawyers are now not fulfilling their potential or are quite simply, not in the role they want to be in.

So why is this?

There are a number of reasons: Routine, being overworked, changes in personal circumstances are just a few. What is important is that you recognise that something is missing and take actions to remedy the situation – a career review can help you with this.

Your job may have met your professional and personal needs five years ago or even 12 months ago but is that still now the case? If not, it is time to review your career to help you assess your current position in order to take the best steps moving forward.

What Does a Legal Career Review Involve?

During a legal career review, we will ask you a few questions to help assess your current position and possible options for you moving forward. By reviewing the past year in your career, we can help you to identify the things you value in your career and personal life, offering you valuable advice to make the best decision for you and your career. Just some of the things we will assess include:

  • A review of your working day
  • Your internal options
  • Skills
  • Work-life balance
  • Goal settings

Our guide can be downloaded below which includes more detailed information about each of these steps. The guide will help you to take the first steps in assessing your career, but for valuable advice you can use to progress your career, get in touch. We can help you analyse your career with our annual review and find positions which are better suited to your career and work-life balance goals.

What Does a Legal Career Review Involve?

Please click on the following link to download our Legal Career Annual review for the best legal career advice. To find out more about what we can do to help you in your legal career, talk to us about arranging your annual review.

If you are thinking about a change in career and are looking to consider your options, please contact us.

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