MTal wrote:You may disagree with the contents of the article, but like it or not, this is the way hiring trends are going. Employers want someone with a proven track record of success in the real world, not someone with 7 years of worthless theoretical "training".
That's like saying, "Hospitals are not interested in hiring doctors who went to business school and not medical school."
You apply for the job you're trained to do. Is anyone with a brain seriously going to law school to intentionally get a job outside of law?
+1 Exactly. Her advice may be more relevant to people in the business/entrepreneurship world, but not everyone wants to do that. I don't want to start my own company. I'm interested in a legal career. There is no way to do that other than law school.
I do agree that most lawyers are unhappy and there are too many lawyers out there. Supply > Demand. But it doesn't mean that you shouldn't go to law school at all (or grad school in general) if you get into a great school, are sure of what you want to do coming out of it, etc.
On the other hand, if you want to be successful for just being "famous" then please go ahead and start a blog, and write a ton of controversial crap. I'm sure you'll be as "successful" as Penelope Trunk then.