Developing and maintaining your network is valuable in terms of providing you with support in your current role, but also potentially being the source of your next career move.
Attending seminars and conferences, and/or completing further study such as a Masters of Law, Graduate Diploma in Company Secretarial Practice or the Company Director's Course will not only help you to further develop and broaden your skills, but also your network.
Membership of the various professional organisations, such as the Law Institute, Young Lawyers and the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association will also assist. You should attend industry functions organised by these professional organisations as a way of maintaining your network and establishing new relationships.
In addition, attending industry events and business functions is a way of developing relationships with key individuals in the corporate and private practice sector.
An ongoing relationship with your recruitment consultant is also beneficial. They will be able to guide and advise you throughout your legal career and keep you updated on the market.
Vivian Rekas, consultant (Victoria) at Mahlab Recruitment