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Today 12:34 PM
Unregistered The answer is: it depends.

What you get out of the 1 - 3 years in the industry is from what you put into it.

If you're the kind that's content to only draft wills and do simplified uncontested divorces...you tell us what sort of perspective/insight/quality you have then that appeals to organisations.

Everything can be repackaged for sale - that's what lawyers do after all. But only up to a point. If you haven't done anything with your life, it'll show.
Today 09:47 AM
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Plus itís best if you start out when youíre young and youíll have plenty of time to climb up to an executive level. Average pay for account executive at an MNC like Salesforce is about $9k.
For those interested in branching out of the legal industry to completely unrelated areas, is there any advantage to practising law for say, between 1 to 3 years, before moving out?

Quite apart from the fact that one who decides not to remain in the legal industry after one's PTC ends cannot be truly said to have practised law, arguably there a former practising lawyer would bring along certain perspectives/insights/qualities that would appeal to organisations, even if his/her substantive knowledge might not be applicable?
Today 03:38 AM
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BD roles focus on driving business growth and mainly fall into two categories: partnerships (sales) and expansion opportunities (which needs a lot of skills on data and statistics). It is good if you have such skills but many hirers apparently are not too concerned if you have the relevant background when youíre starting out at a junior level. This is because most skills such as CRM specific exp are taught when youíre on the job.
Plus itís best if you start out when youíre young and youíll have plenty of time to climb up to an executive level. Average pay for account executive at an MNC like Salesforce is about $9k.
Today 03:30 AM
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How does one go into biz dev roles though, do we need sound knowledge of statistics and other software like Scrum and agile?
BD roles focus on driving business growth and mainly fall into two categories: partnerships (sales) and expansion opportunities (which needs a lot of skills on data and statistics). It is good if you have such skills but many hirers apparently are not too concerned if you have the relevant background when youíre starting out at a junior level. This is because most skills such as CRM specific exp are taught when youíre on the job.
Today 02:00 AM
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Possible alternative career :(

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All the non-law professional careers which I personally know law grads have pivoted into:

(1) Civil service (MFA, MTI, EDB)
(2) Business Development roles, as mentioned above, for a range of MNCs
(3) Mid-tier Consulting (but this will almost definitely require some self-study on your part, maybe also an internship/probation period)
(4) Compliance in banks/finance depts
How does one go into biz dev roles though, do we need sound knowledge of statistics and other software like Scrum and agile?
Yesterday 08:42 PM
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B4 big f###
It warms the cox of my heart
Yesterday 07:34 PM
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Hi, Iím an unretained trainee who is planning to exit for a new career path after I get called. Does anyone have any good suggestions on what are some of the good career opportunities available out there? (Please donít give troll answers like ďlaw degrees are uselessĒ or ďgo become a grab driverĒ because I have spoken with HRs and several other professionals that a law degree is actually seen useful across other industries too.) Iíve got a high 2:1 from a local school and I am also aware that there are industries out there where your degree is not as relevant. I have other friends who are unretained too. Many of them are thinking of quitting law altogether and it will be helpful to hear some of your thoughts so I could share with them as well.

Would appreciate some good suggestions thanks!
Join politics. Win elections. Lose still can be ncmp get allowance
Yesterday 07:11 PM
Unregistered also coding doesnt put the law degree to use. for the time and money spent on law sch do something with it lah
Yesterday 06:48 PM
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- join the public service
- attend coding bootcamp if you can afford it
Bootcamps arenít going to make you a coder. The statistics by bootcamps arenít an accurate representation of the employability and the value of the bootcamps. Donít be misled.
Yesterday 06:46 PM
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Hi, Iím an unretained trainee who is planning to exit for a new career path after I get called. Does anyone have any good suggestions on what are some of the good career opportunities available out there? (Please donít give troll answers like ďlaw degrees are uselessĒ or ďgo become a grab driverĒ because I have spoken with HRs and several other professionals that a law degree is actually seen useful across other industries too.) Iíve got a high 2:1 from a local school and I am also aware that there are industries out there where your degree is not as relevant. I have other friends who are unretained too. Many of them are thinking of quitting law altogether and it will be helpful to hear some of your thoughts so I could share with them as well.

Would appreciate some good suggestions thanks!
- join the public service
- attend coding bootcamp if you can afford it
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