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Successful Legal IT Careers

Jared Coseglia, who knows a thing or two about Legal IT careers as a recruiter, has written an great article for the latest issue of ILTA’s Peer to Peer magazine, entitled Starting and Sustaining a Career As A Legal IT Professional

In it Jared doles out some advice on many things, and I highly recommend you check out the whole thing, but if you’re rushed for time this holiday season, go ahead and bookmark it to read later, and check out the Top 7 Takeaways:

  1. Technology evolves rapidly, and so must you.
  2. Specialization increases value.
  3. Always reinvest in yourself.
  4. Relationships are what make pathways to success available.
  5. Credibility, accuracy and diplomacy are key qualities for team players.
  6. Relocation is an option.
  7. Career visibility can increase career mobility.

Full disclosure – I’ve known Jared for a few years now and consider him and the folks who work with him not just a top-notch recruiting firm, but also as friends. We first met at the ILTA conference when he attended a panel session I was part of and he came up and introduced himself. His company then recruited me to relocate to South Carolina to work for a firm, before I eventually was recruited away from there by my current boss, who I had also met and known for a few years before going to work for her. Given that story, you can see how much I agree with Jared when he talks about the importance of relationships, investing the time and energy to keep learning, and being visible. I wouldn’t be where I am today without those things.

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