Inventing Yourself as a Professional: Part Three

Sara J. Berman
Work to minimize the number of mistakes you make by engaging in careful behavior

Work to minimize the number of mistakes you make by engaging in careful behavior

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In part one and part two, I asked you to picture lawyer you, to describe who you wanted to be in your current job, and how you wanted to be remembered when you leave this job. We talked about three elements of professionalism (derived from the dictionary definition): skill, good judgment, and polite behavior. As with our brief looks at skills and good judgment, I asked you to imagine you had to hire a lawyer to represent you. I’ll ask again, this time with behavior in mind. How would you want your lawyer to behave? 

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