Question of the Week

Why did you leave your last job?


I quit

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It’s a new year, and for some, time to seek another job. Should you move on? The Greedy Associates blog notes three reasons to leave a law firm: your career is going nowhere; the partners don’t know you; you feel your work is routine yet overwhelming.

So this week, we’d like to ask you: Why did you leave your last job? Was it for any of the above reasons? Or tell us why you are still in the first law job you’ve ever had.

Answer in the comments.

Read the answers to last week’s question: Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Has your personality type helped your career?

Featured answers:

Posted by John Smith: “I live for trials and hearings—I love the courtroom. I would not be happy drafting UCC docs or bond covenants or doing real estate closings. Yet I am an introvert, perhaps to a fault. Realistically, in any field of endeavor, we have a public persona and a private persona. But at no time can we allow our private persona to affect our performance as lawyers.”

Posted by Suzanne bowen: “I am an extrovert. I love meeting with people. I would be happy if I could be in court all day, every day. I enjoy research and writing. I like dealing with ideas. But dealing with people is the most important part of what I do.”

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