20 years on and I’m regularly contacted by young lawyers who are seeking advice around career direction, career progression, specialisation, an international expat legal career and maintaining some semblance of work-life balance. Whereas I fumbled my way through the early years of my career; trusting my gut as to the direction to take, I thought it would be helpful to set out the top 10 things I wish I’d known as a young lawyer which would have helped smooth my journey up the corporate ladder.
Imposter Syndrome refers to people who have a persistent belief in their lack of intelligence, skills or competence. Despite evidence to the contrary, they are convinced their successes are the result of luck, charm, connections or other external factors. Does any of this sound familiar? Well, luckily, you are not alone.