Once you have identified your preferred skills and where you want to use them, you have to connect the dots for other people. The third step in the transition process is to show someone who can hire you how your skills, experience, and personal qualities will make his life easier.

Making the extra effort required to prove your worth in a field where your law degree will initially come across as irrelevant can be daunting. Being at a competitive disadvantage is a strange experience for a lot of lawyers, many of whom have excelled at everything they have put their hand to. You have to work harder than other candidates to show how your legal work experience prepares you for your new nonlegal career. You will have ...

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