Episode 8: Is it Time to Move to Another Practice Area?

In this guest episode of the Paralegals on Fire! Podcast Show, Ann Pearson talks with Molly McGrath of Hiring and Empowering Solutions about hiring and retention trends in the legal industry. Don’t miss Molly’s “blunt compassionate” style of straight talk because she sees both sides. As a paralegal, attorney, or manager – have you really listened to the other side?

Molly gives us her insight into the hot practice areas, but more importantly, she talks to us about how to reevaluate your soft skills and what kind of lifestyle and work/life balance you want.

Show Highlights

  • How courageous conversations can excel a paralegal career
  • The importance of the good ol’ fashioned cover letter
  • The MOST sought-after practice area specialties for paralegals now
  • Do you know what your “why” is?
  • What red flags to look for when working with a recruiter


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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 wants you to check out some of the articles, podcasts, books, and blogs mentioned in the episode. If you would like to connect with Molly McGrath you can do that here.

The podcast episode “Why Employees Don’t Want Your Lousy Law Firm Job” is here.

The books mentioned in this episode (Don’t Be a Yes Chick, The 66-Day Law Firm Turnaround, and Intrapreneurs in an Entrepreneur’s World) can be found here.

Molly McGrath’s Blog and other resources from Hiring and Empowering Solutions can be found here.

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