Episode 5: Forget About Paralegal Job Security – Let’s Talk About Career Security

Forget About Paralegal Job Security – Let’s Talk About Career Security

In this solo episode of the Paralegals on Fire! Podcast Show, Ann Pearson takes a deep dive into what it means to have career security and some methods paralegals can look at to achieve that. There’s nothing bad about having paralegal job security, but it’s even better to have career security!

Show Highlights

  • Why your career security is just as important as (or maybe even more than!) your paralegal job security
  • Additional professional certifications that can increase your career security
  • Combining your paralegal skills with an area that you enjoy working in
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Show Summary

How often do you ever focus on your career security?

What is career security?

It’s when you’re consistently doing things that move your career forward, and that will provide security for you, regardless of what happens to your current job. You’re adding value to your career so that if you got fired tomorrow or laid off next month, it would barely be a bleep on your radar screen because you have the valuable skills and certifications that other employers are looking for.

“The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember that jobs are owned by the company you own your career and owning your career means that you invest in that career.” – Earl Nightingale

Your Actionable Strategy

In all of our podcast episodes, we try to give paralegals an actionable strategy that they can take away from the show because we know your time is valuable.

In this podcast episode, Ann Pearson gives paralegals a list of additional professional certifications they might want to consider working towards that will bring them a higher level of career security.

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Additional Career Resources

A few of our favorite resources for paralegal career development:

What’s Your 5-Year Plan?

Paralegal Career Growth

Project Management Tip for Paralegals

Working for a Difficult Boss

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