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:
- Technology evolves rapidly, and so must you.
- Specialization increases value.
- Always reinvest in yourself.
- Relationships are what make pathways to success available.
- Credibility, accuracy and diplomacy are key qualities for team players.
- Relocation is an option.
- 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.