FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS

Remember when you first decided to become a lawyer?

That thrill of imminent, life-changing opportunity should be a daily motivational force.

Career change for legal professionals

An estimated 90 per cent of roles with law firms and in-house legal teams are never advertised, and at Henley Reid we can help you discover challenging new roles far beyond your own networks.

You might not be in the market for change just yet. Henley Reid understands the time needed by talented lawyers to achieve their goals within any role, which is why we partner with you for the long term. We stay in touch regularly, and when we do propose a role, you’ll know it’s right for your career goals.

Discuss your goals
If you know a lawyer who would be interested in having a chat, get in touch with Henley Reid. We offer a generous gift voucher for successful referrals (terms and conditions apply). Get in touch for more information.

7 steps to career change

Guiding lawyers towards a greater career vision is something we take seriously. Here is what you might expect throughout your involvement with us.

1 – Creation of a career change strategy

We look at your current situation, career goals and other long and short-term objectives. A move is a big deal, and sometimes a discussion is enough to confirm you’re already on the right track.

2 – Exploration of the legal market

Get your head around the possibilities, with a thorough analysis of salaries, in-house or private practice markets, Australian or international opportunities, and a review of your CV and LinkedIn profile.

3 – Comprehensive career options

with a goals framework in place, we can now present you with the best career options to suit your career goals, whether in Australia or overseas.

4 – Creation of a standout CV

Make sure your CV leaves the right impression, by ensuring it’s correctly targeted at the jurisdictions, in-house, private practice or seniority level you are applying for.

5 – Personalised interview coaching

We talk you through the typical process, interview questions, presentation skills and tips for addressing your strengths in the best possible light during the interview.

6 – Partners in negotiation

To help you navigate multiple offers, remuneration discussions and other hard-hitting decisions, we can act as a sounding-board and manage the process so you can focus on the bigger picture of your potential change.

7 – Onboarding

You’ll receive valuable guidance immediately after starting your new role, with our executive coaching sessions. We meet monthly for the first three months to help you acclimatise and set a goals-based action plan for the first 12 months.

Coaching

Coaching isn’t just for C-suite executives anymore. Smart, ambitious legal professionals at any level can reap untold rewards through a coaching program that:

Probes into career gaps between where you are now and where you want to be, and puts a plan in place to get you there.

Works with you to successfully rise into the role of Partner, General Counsel or Senior Associate.

Develops and enhances your leadership, management and team relationship skills to ensure you are making the most of your career potential.

Shapes an accountability framework so that you stay committed to goals.

When Henley Reid successfully partners with you for your next career move, you’ll gain insights into our coaching style through our monthly onboarding program. We know first-hand that executive coaching contributes to shaping empowered, engaged and productive teams, which is why we’ll even chat with your employer about what coaching will do for your growth.

Get in touch to learn how Henley Reid can help with your career progression.

Coaching

Coaching isn’t just for C-suite executives anymore. Smart, ambitious legal professionals at any level can reap untold rewards through a coaching program that:

Probes into career gaps between where you are now and where you want to be, and puts a plan in place to get you there.

Works with you to successfully rise into the role of Partner, General Counsel or Senior Associate.

Develops and enhances your leadership, management and team relationship skills to ensure you are making the most of your career potential.

Shapes an accountability framework so that you stay committed to goals.

When Henley Reid successfully partners with you for your next career move, you’ll gain insights into our coaching style through our monthly onboarding program. We know first-hand that executive coaching contributes to shaping empowered, engaged and productive teams, which is why we’ll even chat with your employer about what coaching will do for your growth.

Get in touch to learn how Henley Reid can help with your career progression.

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