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Getting the Job (of finding a job) Done (Part 1),

Is there anyone out there who enjoys looking for a job? Anyone who doesn’t feel a bit alone, or overwhelmed by it? If you answered yes, we know you’re trying to put a brave face on it. But if you’re a lawyer seeking employment, you may be interested in knowing that you don’t have to go it alone. LCL and the MBA have teamed up to offer an instructive and supportive program to help you manage your work search and avoid succumbing to the ego-deflating blows it can sometimes deliver. Tricia Hennessey, JD, of the Hennessey Consulting Group, was guest speaker at the 1st session of this 8-session series begun on September 5th at MBA Headquarters. She got the group off to a good start by posing questions participants need to be able to answer with clarity, for their own sake as well to be comfortably prepared for “the interview.” Questions pertaining to experience, skills, preferences, sources of inspiration – all of which add up to the self-knowledge that provides a good foundation upon which to build (or continue) a career. Abraham Lincoln said, “Give me 6 hours to chop down a tree, and I’ll spend the first 4 hours sharpening the ax.” Dwelling on these questions, using tools such as the Myers-Briggs Inventory (you can Google it) helps you sharpen the ax by providing clarity, purpose, direction, and ultimately confidence as you seek your next niche in the market place. More than just information, though, this series requires accountability, so participants commit themselves every week to the accomplishment of achievable goals, for report back at the next session. That incentive, plus the exchange of experience, information, tips, contacts, and resources is synergistic and helps keep the momentum going!

(We regret to say that this series is now closed to new participants, but will be offered again in the spring. For more information, www.lclma.org, or www.MBA.org )

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