197: Career Advice from Lawyer & Author Rachel Gezerseh

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with Rachel Gezerseh about how to find a legal job you'll actually like, and how to break into BigLaw if that's what you're looking for. In this episode we discuss: Rachel's own journey from theater to law The importance of exploring different opportunities through informational interviews and networking Practical skills you should be developing while in law school to prepare for the job market The best ways to break into BigLaw and get a job that would be a great fit for you How to shake off the imposter syndrome for good and feel confident in your abilities What does it take to be a happy BigLaw lawyer Resources: The Law Career Playbook: A Guerrilla Guide to Getting a Legal Job You Actually Like, by Rachel Gezerseh (https://www.amazon.com/Law-Career-Playbook-Guerrilla-Actually/dp/1732637202) Liang Ly LLP (http://www.lianglyllp.com/rachel-gezerseh) BreakIntoBigLaw.com (http://breakintobiglaw.com/) Podcast Episode 82: The Happy Lawyer Project (with Okeoma Moronu) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-82-happy-lawyer-project/)  Podcast Episode 131: Thinking Ahead About the Future (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-131-thinking-ahead-about-the-future/) Podcast Episode 132: What's BigLaw Really Like (w/Sadie Jones)? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-132-whats-biglaw-really-like-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 142: Owning Your Career (w/Whittney Beard) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-142-owning-your-career-w-whittney-beard/) Download the Transcript 
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