Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Hi All,

In my last post I wrote that I have taken a decision and I shall write about it when it materializes.

It has!!! But what is that decision. The decision is to change my existing job.

I work in a consultancy. One year down the line advising clients via a highly caveat(ed) document, I realized that this is not what I want to do in my life.

In my existing workplace, I am expected not to think like a lawyer in many ways...well after spending 5 years in law school, how can I (or anyone for that matter) do it. Thus I decided to change my job and move to a more law oriented place. A place which would recognize the fact that at the end of the day I am a lawyer and would expect me to be a lawyer.

In the interim of my last post and this post I was busy applying to few places and giving interviews. I have been offered a job by a very reputed law firm in India based in Delhi and I decided to take it up.

Its a different issue that the people in my current workplace are not letting me go.

Well another reason which motivated me to shift is that I want to diversify. In the initial years of my career I don't want to limit myself to a very niche field of law.

Yeah I know that this is an era of specialization and jazz and I don't deny the fact. My only point is that only after exploring different things can I decide the area of law where I would like to specialize.

Someone within the firm told me that the most successful people which he has met in his life just stumbled upon the work in which they are now successful. The short point which he wanted to make was that to diversify and then decide the area of specialization is bullshit!!

I disagree.... I think all those people upon stumbling over that particular area never tried to do what they actually wanted to do. I don't want to do that. I want to in control of my career and life. I can't accept that just because I stumbled upon something, I should continue to do that.

I hope you guys agree with what I think...

If you do...or even if you don't ....

let me know your views...

Looking forward...