Has there ever been a stranger time at law firms than the past 18 months? We all know the pandemic changed everything. As legal professionals return to work and everything returns to “normal,” you may feel like you are starting all over. Whether you are returning to the office after a prolonged leave or you are a new hire, you may wonder, “How do I get the respect I deserve?”
Here are some tips for gaining confidence:
This is valuable advice for legal professionals at any career stage, especially when starting a new job. Trust comes from knowing what you are doing. Arrogance comes from wanting people to think you know what you’re doing when you’re don’t. Your new employer knows this, so keep your ego in check and be patient while you learn about your work culture and any new skills.
Everyone’s patience ran thin during the pandemic. With that in mind, observe others’ genuine needs and be yourself. You may have good legal training but may need to learn a new area of law. With that in mind, take time to observe and understand what’s happening around you. Diligent observation can benefit you and your new employer as you can learn how to navigate your new job or new role.
Keep Up with Tech
IT knowledge has become necessary due to the unique demands of the pandemic. Regardless of your experience in the legal profession, you will be expected to be aware of any new technology that may impact your area of law. As legal technology constantly evolves, keeping up to date will help you earn respect at your new job and prepare you for technological challenges.
Strategic Recruitment Solutions has matched top companies with top talent in the Gulf Region for over a decade. Moreover, we focus on building long-term relationships with the companies we assist. Call us today at 888-366-6508. We can help you find the best candidate to join your legal or IT team or aid job seekers in finding the most appropriate position for their talents.