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  string(2856) "We all know that it is natural to have ups and downs in the workplace, they come, they blow over and often they resolve. But with every ‘blow over’ that occurs, you often find you never really get back to where you first began. This is what is commonly known as being ‘ground down’. In high performing, high pressure industries such as legal, this occurs all the time.

This is how your Recruiter can help if you keep in touch with them:

1. Topping up not popping up.

I may have misled you slightly with the title but it’s true – it’s much easier to do some weeding in your career garden 4 times a year than to pay a landscaper to dig deep, unearth some ugly things and then take weeks (if not months) to lay the land into a pretty picture full of contented fulfilment again.

I would imagine that most candidates don’t take the time to explain the ins and outs as to why they are unhappy, often the list is endless – it’s an accumulation of a variety of things that all sound insignificant in isolation.

Who can be bothered to go into it all in that 45-minute slot when you first meet with a consultant? I certainly can’t but we do need to know those little things, they help us sculpt your next move and make sure that history doesn’t repeat itself.

2. We know everything, it’s true.

We are in the industry of talking – all day, every day (and my family wonders why I am a recluse in the evenings). But what do we talk about?
  • Bad bosses/Tricky situations.
  • Market salaries/packages.
  • How to growth within their current organisations.
  • Changes in circumstance – weddings and pregnancies.
  • Sabbaticals/soul searching escapades/midlife crises.
We are often turned to in moments of need as all of these things listed above have a knock-on effect in your career in one way or another. To be truthful, I love hearing about these things for 2 reasons… A) it makes me feel normal; and B) I am able to keep my finger on the legal pulse. By doing all of this we can tell you about how to resolve your ‘tricky situation’ through the experience of another law professional (anonymously of course). I have given advice on how to ask for a pay rise or promotion from your reporting Partner and subsequently heard many a success stories from it! Any change in circumstance enables us to think of you for your next progressive move within law should that be a promotion, change in specialism, part time hours or a contract. So please, check in with your recruiter once a quarter, 4 times a year. It doesn’t have to be a long affair – maybe a 5-minute telephone chat or a 20-minute coffee. It will help you keep your career garden in check and the benefits will come back to you in spades!" ["post_title"]=> string(35) "How to Cultivate Your Career Garden" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(128) "It’s easier to do some weeding in your career garden 4 times a year rather than paying a landscaper to dig deep every 4 years." ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(35) "how-to-cultivate-your-career-garden" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-09-16 10:15:46" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-09-16 00:15:46" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(37) "http://www.coxpurtell.com.au/?p=12660" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" }

We all know that it is natural to have ups and downs in the workplace, they come, they blow over and often they resolve. But with every ‘blow over’ that occurs, you often find you never really get back to where you first began. This is what is commonly known as being ‘ground down’. In high performing, high pressure industries such as legal, this occurs all the time.

This is how your Recruiter can help if you keep in touch with them:

1. Topping up not popping up.

I may have misled you slightly with the title but it’s true – it’s much easier to do some weeding in your career garden 4 times a year than to pay a landscaper to dig deep, unearth some ugly things and then take weeks (if not months) to lay the land into a pretty picture full of contented fulfilment again.

I would imagine that most candidates don’t take the time to explain the ins and outs as to why they are unhappy, often the list is endless – it’s an accumulation of a variety of things that all sound insignificant in isolation.

Who can be bothered to go into it all in that 45-minute slot when you first meet with a consultant? I certainly can’t but we do need to know those little things, they help us sculpt your next move and make sure that history doesn’t repeat itself.

2. We know everything, it’s true.

We are in the industry of talking – all day, every day (and my family wonders why I am a recluse in the evenings). But what do we talk about?

  • Bad bosses/Tricky situations.
  • Market salaries/packages.
  • How to growth within their current organisations.
  • Changes in circumstance – weddings and pregnancies.
  • Sabbaticals/soul searching escapades/midlife crises.

We are often turned to in moments of need as all of these things listed above have a knock-on effect in your career in one way or another. To be truthful, I love hearing about these things for 2 reasons…

A) it makes me feel normal; and

B) I am able to keep my finger on the legal pulse.

By doing all of this we can tell you about how to resolve your ‘tricky situation’ through the experience of another law professional (anonymously of course). I have given advice on how to ask for a pay rise or promotion from your reporting Partner and subsequently heard many a success stories from it!

Any change in circumstance enables us to think of you for your next progressive move within law should that be a promotion, change in specialism, part time hours or a contract.

So please, check in with your recruiter once a quarter, 4 times a year. It doesn’t have to be a long affair – maybe a 5-minute telephone chat or a 20-minute coffee. It will help you keep your career garden in check and the benefits will come back to you in spades!

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