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The Happy Lawyer Project is an inspirational podcast for young lawyers looking to find happiness in life with a law degree. Each episode provides the tips, advice, encouragement and inspiration you need to craft a life and career you love. Welcome to the Happy Lawyer Project!

Dec 12, 2017

This episode is sponsored by Felix Gray Glasses. For a stylish solution to digital eye strain head over to: www.felixgrayglasses.com/happylawyer

 

How do you position yourself for that promotion, new job, or career change? Writing Guru, Wendi Weiner, is a former BigLaw attorney that helps craft the perfect resume to share not just what you do, but who you are. On today’s episode we chat about her transition out of law into the niche market of resume writing. She shares resume writing tips, as well as, her list of common mistakes lawyers are making on their resumes. 

 

What you’ll learn:

  • About Wendi’s journey as a lawyer
  • Signs to look for in order to know when it is time to make a career transition
  • The catalyst for Wendi’s career transition
  • Ways to maximize your time to pursue your passions
  • Realistic hurdles to overcome when thinking about leaving the law
  • The power of outworking your competitors in order to outperform them
  • Resume writing tips 
  • Ways to think outside the box when crafting your resume
  • Common mistakes lawyers make on their resume
  • The importance of your LinkedIn Profile
  • Tips for personal branding


Best Advice for Finding Happiness:

 

“In order for you to love what you are doing you have to have passion there...if you feel that you are not passionate about your career really consider things that you can do differently..there are other routes that lawyers can go into”

 

“You have to love what you do and you can still love leveraging your law degree even outside of the practice of law”

 

Resources:  

 

* Felix Gray Glasses, www.felixgrayglasses.com/Happylawyer   

* National Resume Writers’ Association, https://www.thenrwa.com/

* Gary Vaynerchuck, https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/

 

Connect with Wendy:

 

On Her Website: http://writingguru.net/

On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewritingguru/

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/@writing_guru

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewritingguru


Thank you!

 

I know that time is your most valuable resource so I really appreciate you spending some of it with me. If you enjoyed today’s show, please share it!

 

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