Bored with your current job?
Not sure what else you are qualified to do?
We specialize in Identification of Career Options and in Career Change

You did well on the LSATs, got through law school and passed the bar. Congratulations! If you have been working as an attorney for a while now and are starting to say to yourself, “I went to law school for this?,” it may be time to consider your career options. There are some very attractive alternative careers for lawyers.

It is possible to do a career change, even in mid-life, and not take an economic hit. Career Strategies Group can help you identify your career options and create effective job search strategies.

If you are an executive or entrepreneur and dread going to work in the morning, or can’t stand it once you’re there because the clients are a pain, the work is boring and you haven’t had time to see your kids growing up, it may be time to consider your career options and think about a career change or pursuing an alternative career.

We specialize in career change and identification of career options for attorneys and professionals, many of whom have spent 12 to 20 or more years in their current fields. Many of these people didn’t even know where or how to begin identifying their career options. That’s where we come in: Exploration of realistic career options is our forte.

Many of our clients are middle-aged professionals with mortgages, kids nearing college age and other encumbrances. They neither want nor can afford a reduction in their compensation.  In our experience (remember, we’ve been doing this since 1992), our clients have done as well or better economically in their new careers than they were doing in the old careers. Career change not only can be enjoyable, it can be lucrative!

For those considering alternative careers, we use proprietary processes to identify transferable skills and to identify economically realistic career options. Most lawyers and executives don’t know what else they are qualified to do, or “what else is out there.” Many don’t even know what they want to do next.

We help them find out.

For those who are interested in a top-line survey of what else they may be able to do given their background and skills, we have a series of “Focus” programs that involve from 3 to 6 hours. These programs are good for those who are considering a career change but are only interested in a quick overview of their executive or legal career change options.

For those who are interested in a more comprehensive assessment of their career options and alternative career possibilities, and who are looking for a career change that provides the rewards, challenges, satisfaction and compensation that they want and deserve, we have the “Personal Success Profile” programs that involve from 6.5 to 12 hours. The Personal Success Profile programs are for those who are seriously interested in exploring their alternative legal or executive career options.

Your Situation?

Like many people today, you may no longer be deriving satisfaction from your work. You may be good at what you do, even handsomely paid, but you may feel something is missing. Perhaps the work is no longer challenging, or your work life demands aren’t leaving time for your personal life. A career change may be in order.

Many of our clients initially felt “trapped” — because of their salaries or because they didn’t feel qualified to do anything else — but after going through our process of identifying alternative careers and career change options, they discovered that a new professional life is indeed possible.

We have found there are often viable, lucrative alternative careers for lawyers and business professionals. Our purpose is to identify those career options for you, and then to help you transition successfully through your career change and into a new position.

Our attorney clients span the legal spectrum. Some are partners or associate at firms like Milbank,Tweed and Skadden Arps. Others are solo practitioners in suburban communities. The rest come from the ranks of in-house counsel, public defenders, prosecutors and government agencies.

Our corporate and professional clients include physicians and executives in marketing, finance, operations and human resources. Their industry backgrounds include financial services, healthcare, manufacturing,  technology, media, hotel/travel, and even professional sports, to name a few. Some come from Fortune 500 companies like IBM and AT&T; others come from small companies or are business owners who want to return to corporate life.

Regardless of their backgrounds, our clients share a desire to explore alternative careers that are either far removed from their current professions, or which use their experience but apply it in new and more rewarding ways.

We can help you determine your viable career alternatives, and then provide the resources, information, techniques, guidance and tools necessary to help you achieve your career objective.