It’s difficult to acknowledge when career goals have moved into the realm of impossibility. Sometimes we set the bar too high, or expect to reach it too fast. It’s not a reflection of our abilities; rather, it’s healthy ambition that can be refined to create achievable goals.
Power structures in the workplace can create challenging circumstances for female professionals, particularly in male-dominated industries, like law. Knowing how to navigate office politics helps you to be assertive, demonstrate your capabilities, and maintain power in your career.
The view of mentoring varies among seasoned law professionals but for this high-pressure industry, the most common complaint usually relates to the time commitment. But mentoring should be seen as another opportunity for your career, and the value it can bring can offer both progression and development if you know how to get the most out of it.