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All out of Love……

ALL OUT OF LOVE…Whilst there are probably more than a million love songs out there what happens when you fall out of love with your job? The first working Monday of the year is known in the legal world as Divorce Day, the day the sound of your favourite love song doesn’t sound quite so sweet. Often people find themselves sticking a plaster over a broken relationship, have you found yourself doing the same with your career? Have you been using the proverbial plaster or perhaps the kissing it better syndrome when really the love has all gone.

With the national average hours worked in 2013 at 1669 based on figures by the Organisation for Economics Co-Operation and Development (OECD) the time invested in your workplace and career should be both mentally and financially productive.

Do we ever truly fall in love with our work? I believe the answer is yes. There is often an attraction or calling to a career path and within Law this often involves you committing to five+ years of study and qualification and a cost of many thousands. So you are investing both your time and often taking on a student loan to fulfil your dream and to succeed in your career.

But wait and ask yourself have you truly fallen out of love with your job as in all honestly you may just need to move on to relight the spark.

Is the work environment right for me? Am I challenged each day? Do I respect my work colleagues around me? Do I feel I have done the best to my ability?

If you find you are heading into work with a heads down approach and heading home with more woes than wows at the end of the day, you may be in need of a pick up and now is the time to move on.

We can offer some pointers to help you relight your fire and find that spark again within the workplace:-

DON’T’s

Don’t be complacent.

Don’t adopt the ostrich pose, the head buried in the sand look is not useful.

Don’t put listening to others first without knowing how you truly feel about your situation.

DO

Do take a step back and allow yourself time to think clearly without the phone ringing or your emails distracting you.

Do accept the time may have come to move on and become proactive in your approach.

Moving Forward

Bring your CV up to date, do not fall into the 2 page trap, include all information at this stage, even if it seems irrelevant.

Refresh your skills, embrace CPD training and all opportunities to develop your experience further.

By embracing all of the above now is the right time to speak to one of our consultants. We will take the time to listen and to discuss the current legal market place, the overview both short and long term within your legal sector and new opportunities.

 

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