City, Solicitor, London
Career Change Story
I left law at 4 years PQE to start a medical degree for graduates!
It is 4 years instead of 5, although that is still a long time to be on a student budget after getting used to a generous legal salary.
I spent a year weighing up all my legal options, considered alternatives within law and then the possibility of working abroad.
Ultimately I knew that none of these career paths would deal with the deep-seated desire I had to do something that mattered to me.
Career Change Reflections
I am extremely happy.
It is the best decision I ever made and I would urge anyone thinking about such a change to grab the opportunity.
I have a spring in my step now, each day I feel happier in what I do.
Tips for making it happen:
- break your next move into small stages and it becomes achievable
- have a backup plan, if the ultimate alternative doesn't come off it doesn't mean you have to stay in a job you no longer want or enjoy