Thinking About the Next Step?
Attend LYJ (Love Your Job)’s Career Workshop for Women Lawyers
Women Lawyers: Are you thinking about the next step in your career; possibly changing jobs within the law or embarking on a new career or path? Are you unhappy in your current position but feel stuck, uncertain or unclear about your options? If so, this workshop is for you. Co-led by Jennifer Bird and Suzanne Grossman on Sunday, December 2, 2012.
NOTE: For updates on future career workshops for women attorneys in 2013, please email lyjnow (at) gmail.com to add your name to our list. See Love Your Job Search Class for additional opportunities.
In this workshop you will:
- Discover alternatives to your current career both within and outside the law
- Gain clarity on your goals and dreams so you can move more effectively in the right direction
- Examine what might be holding you back from making a change
- Do thoughtful exercises to gain clarity on your values, strengths and ideal next position
- Expand your network by meeting other accomplished women in the legal profession
- Understand the power of networking and learn how to make better use of your networks
- Receive tips, tools and resources on searching for positions in and out of the law
- Learn to write resumes and cover letters that highlight your transferable skills
- Learn about keys to success and potential pitfalls as you contemplate making a change
Limited to 8-12 women to ensure personalized attention. The workshop is $350. Early registration discount: Register by Thursday, November 29 and pay $300. You may also put down a $150 deposit and pay the remainder on the day of the workshop. Contact Suzanne Grossman at lyjnow (at) gmail.com or (908) 309-5315 or Jennifer Bird at jennifer.bird (at) gmail.com or (203) 464-9551 with any questions.
Time and Location: 11:00am to 4:00pm, convenient downtown Manhattan location.
About Jen Bird: Jen Bird is a Vice President with the legal search firm Empire Search Partners where she consults with attorneys of all levels and specializes in legal in-house in addition to law firm associate and partner placements. Previously, Jen was an associate at the law firm White & Case LLP. Jen received her JD from Yale Law School and her BS from Brown University. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Community Mediation Services in Jamaica, Queens, and has recently been profiled on Vault.com.
About Suzanne Grossman: Suzanne has led classes for women jobseekers in NYC called LYJ (Love Your Job) Search since 2009. She works with college students in the CUNY system on their career aspirations, and has mentored and worked with women at the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Rutgers University and at the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership. She received her BA from Tufts University and MA from Rutgers University. Her writing on career issues appears on the Huffington Post and on the blog, LYJ – Love Your Job, Love Your Life, which she shares with like-minded colleagues.
“I wanted to let you both know that it took a few months, but I’ll be moving to Denver, well on the way to living the exercise we did in the workshop back in the fall. I’m really looking forward to it, and definitely credit the workshop for pushing me ahead in my search. I thought the workshop was amazing, and though I struggled with my job search (I was really unmotivated from January to March), knowing other people were in the same boat was so helpful.” -C.D.
“Thank you so much for facilitating such a great workshop. I feel so much more energized and focused, and though I now have much to think about it feels great to now have several frameworks within which to do that and different approaches to try. It was a pleasure meeting you both. Thanks again!” – C.B.
“I just wanted to say thank you again for the Career Workshop for Women Lawyers. I’m happy to inform you that I received a job offer and I accepted the position. Thanks so much for providing me with words of encouragement regarding my fears of trying something different!” -C.H.
*Registration is nonrefundable, but may be used towards a future workshop or one-on-one session.