Classic Career Advice and Why You Can Dump It

American Bar Association's After the Bar: Professional Life

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Maybe you landed your dream job at an AmLaw 200 or a nonprofit that was made-for-you. Maybe you just hung a shingle in your hometown. Maybe you can’t find a job, and you’re contemplating selling your plasma with (fingers crossed) COVID-19 antibodies. Whatever your current job situation, you’re new to the profession, and you want to be successful. There is no shortage of advice on the topic, but it’s not all created equal. Below, I take the classic career advice and explain why you can dump it.

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