What a fantastic company! Bruce is terrific, and the process they have developed at Career Strategies Group is methodical, logical, and effective. Bruce is great at keeping you moving forward in your journey. Big thumbs up!
– Rick Quadrino
The Career Strategies process is working! I have an interview lined up already for an agency that needs someone to work its insurance defense cases, then I received another call that same day from a (major carrier) and they interviewed me over the phone. They asked all the stuff we had prepared for, and I slam dunked it. I am meeting with them next week.
Bruce, I was happy to send her (a referral) your way. Your process was a tremendous help to me, even if I flaked out on the job search portion with you. Luckily it didn’t take that long for me to find something. Ha. It’s a great job. I’m very happy and have a great quality of life. Still scratching out some territory and dealing with the internal politics but that is to be expected.
Believe it or not I only met her (the referral) once for lunch. We have a mutual friend who set it up, thinking I could provide some advice since I transitioned out.
Apparently I was a lot more helpful than expected and I told her you were worth the expense.
A headhunter wants a round peg in a round hole. You carve out a new shape for lawyers.
Enjoy your summer. FYI, the new job has Fridays off in the summer. It’s a great gig. Be well.
(Ex-law firm partner, now a university administrator).
Thank you for your help. One hour with you and I got off my rear end and found a new position. You are very good at what you do!
Dear Bruce and Doug,
I wanted to let you both know the good news. With the updated resume and cover letter that you helped me to prepare, I was able to find a full-time position as an Investigator working in White Plains. My role thus far involves performing due diligence on subject companies and individuals and then writing reports based on my findings. The company is attempting to do more work with Brazilian clients so my Portuguese language skills will allow me to play a significant role. So far the job is going well. It is very different from anything I’ve done up to this point but it requires me to use my research and analysis skills which is what I was most looking to do. I wanted to thank you both for all of your hard work on my behalf. You both helped me to think critically about what I wanted to do and I was able to market myself in the most advantageous way possible due to your advice. Thank you!
I think you did a very thorough job preparing me. I went into the interview, saw what they needed. I could read between the lines. I did what you said. I did not go in there looking for a job, I went in as someone who could solve their problems. I had a nice presentation about how I could make them money and save them money. It was a different approach. I picked it up from your (job search strategies) webinar. It was like you were there talking me through it.
– former litigator who is now in-house in a transactional position.
Prior to starting (my work with you and your PSP career assessment process), I felt my career direction was aimless and my career options limited. I felt I did not sufficiently plan my law firm career. I felt my legal work was becoming routine and uninteresting, and my law firm life stressful. Now I feel excited about embarking on the second half of my professional career. I confirmed to myself that I have the capacity and courage necessary to make a significant mid-career change. I learned I possess transferable professional skills. I learned it is not too late for me to take charge of my career direction. The PSP program was my first ever professional self-evaluation. The program forced me to think about and focus on the professional skills I have developed which I am good at and enjoy, and then show me a path to transferring those skills to a new and more enjoyable career. I have already recommended Career Strategies and provided your website to about five attorneys employed in law firms.
“Thanks to you I was in the right place at the right time with the right message. I start in two weeks!”
– former law firm attorney now in house.
I write to you with good news. I have accepted a position with the (major) Foundation as their representative in Geneva. I will be there or travelling throughout Europe for 2-3 weeks a month. The rest of the time I will be in New York. This is a new and exciting direction for my career and one that will allow for some wonderful travel in Europe and Africa. An adventure!
– A former law firm patent lawyer.
Your (job search strategies) workshop was very informative. I must admit there were some things I took with a grain of salt. One of those was the importance of what you called an “event.” Well, it struck me like a ton of bricks today. I came across an article about (his area of interest) that left me dumbfounded because I believe this opportunity could fit into many of my goals in a new job. 1) it would be a combination of law and law enforcement 2) it would include normal working hours 3) it would be 20 minutes from my home 4) it would be a chance to help children while being involved in law and law enforcement.
– former police officer turned lawyer.
My first week at (talent agency) seems to have gone well. I sit literally at the owner’s right hand and she whispers questions to me all day. I’m working on key legal matters but also giving agents some common sense business and legal advice to help them in their negotiations … We will be listening in on a call to LA about a screenwriter’s options deal, and will be sitting in on pitch meetings at the networks. I am also reading screenplays. I recently had a 2 ½ hour lunch with a Broadway producer!
– Former solo practitioner plaintiff personal injury attorney.
Your legal recruiter emailing campaign has really worked. I have had recruiters calling me. I am meeting with one in NYC tomorrow and talking with one from Texas with a job writing about government affairs for a firm in NYC.
– Solo attorney on the results of a marketing campaign launched by Career Strategies.
I LOVE the Warm Referral Letter (which Career Strategies develops as part of its Marketing Action Plan process). It has opened lots of doors and given me the opportunity to talk with friends of friends. It is amazing who people know. I am networking now with a former judge here in CT who promised my friend he would do all he could to help me, and because of your networking techniques, I am meeting with the VP of Government Affairs at (global company).P.S. Lots of compliments on the Warm Referral Letter and on the resume.
I used one of your techniques to make connections with people in the compliance field. Their responses have been great in giving me ideas and answering questions regarding breaking into this field.
– Real estate attorney seeking a mid-life change in practice area.
I just wanted to let you know I am doing well. I am so glad not to be working for that nut case anymore. But the best part is I’M NOT WORKING AS AN ATTORNEY ANYMORE!!! I was hired because I am an attorney, but it’s not lawyer work My primary function now is case management. It uses my knowledge of criminal and civil procedure, but I don’t have to do all of that other garbage. I am very happy!
– delighted “graduate” of our program.
It was your cover letter and resume that got me the interviews and your materials and techniques that got me through the interview to the offer. I am forever grateful for you and your work.
– Former attorney now in a management role.
I am not terribly depressed like I used to be and I don’t dread going to work every day. Thank you so much!
– Career Strategies “graduate”
This is just a quick follow up to thank you once again for your insight and help. As you know, I received an offer to join the U.S. State Department. I “graduate” this Friday from the orientation course and I will be sworn in by the Secretary of State herself. I will be working in the economic/business section and it is going to be very exciting. If any of your clients are considering the State Department as a second career, I would be happy to talk with them. Thanks again for all of your good counsel and insights.
– Former attorney now in the diplomatic corps.
Thank you so much for your gracious assistance with my resume and search efforts. It truly means a lot that I have you in my corner.
– former attorney now in the aviation management industry.
I just received a call today that may turn out to be a great opportunity. He received my resume through your (Contacts and Connections) marketing program. Thank you again!
I wanted to let you know that I got two job offers today, one of which I’m going to take. Thanks for your amazing help!
I hope this email will encourage other attorneys. Career Strategies showed me how to create employment opportunities that have taken me above and beyond where I thought I would be at this stage in my career. If you want to change your career path, and you use the methods and put in the time to purse the plan developed for you by Career Strategies, change and opportunity will ultimately follow. Take the attitude that anything is possible and then get to work with Career Strategies on what you want to do and how to get there.
– Satisfied client.
Holy cow. I have 5 interviews set up for next week.
I can’t believe this CEO (her new boss) is such a gentleman. It is so unlike my last law firm. I am so excited to be here. Thanks for all of your help.
I am writing to share some exciting news with you. I have taken a position as Project Manager at (a major company) which provides investigative and business risk management services to government agencies, corporations, construction firms, investment and merchant banks and law firms. Thanks again for all your help. Let’s keep in touch!
– former real estate partner at a law firm who became a manager of client relationships for a global consulting firm.
Hi! I wanted to let you know I have landed the position of Director of Planned Giving at (large State) University. It is a great fit for me as it leverages my law and estate planning background, and my familiarity with insurance/annuity products is a major plus. Please feel free to stay in touch, I’ve already shared your name with a friend and will continue to do so. Best wishes.