Do you ever wonder how a rainmaker gets to be a rainmaker? I do because I coach business development marketing. One thing I know is that time is increasingly scarce as a lawyer earns more clients. A successful rainmaker has more clients to satisfy and usually, if they’re a partner, more mouths to feed, that is, more associates to keep busy.
At age 38 many professionals, like lawyers and accountants in private practice, have to make a decision about whether to strive for a high income career based on their own client relationships or to solidify their job prospects dependent on relationships with employers who pay them a salary in return for their work.
People have taken time off work for a number of reasons; the need to care for family members, suffering from burnout, made redundant, or simply taking time to travel and self-reflect. Although the thought of job searching can be daunting, giving a reason for any gap in your work history and showcasing willingness to get back into the arena (by following some of the tips below) will help you land the job you want.