Is it bad not to have clear career goals?

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kalede
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Is it bad not to have clear career goals?

Postby kalede » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:04 pm

I'm working on my Northwestern app, and there's an optional section where it asks what my career goals are immediately after law school/long term. My honest answer is that I'm not sure, and that I don't want to commit to a certain path right away. Would it be bad to say this? Or should I leave it blank/fill it in with some career goals, even if I'm not sure that's what I want to do?

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BiglawOrBust
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Re: Is it bad not to have clear career goals?

Postby BiglawOrBust » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:18 pm

How much can it matter? Northwestern is full of people who had career goals that didn't pan out -- that's why they're in law school! :lol:

But seriously, just tell them you aspire to go to medical school or something. That'll teach 'em to put dumb questions on the app!

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Re: Is it bad not to have clear career goals?

Postby rklafehn » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:28 pm

I would not leave it blank. Answer it to the best of your ability. The majority of people (I would say close to everyone) have a general idea of their career goals but very few can specifically pinpoint exactly what they want to be doing in the near or far future (at least realistically).

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Re: Is it bad not to have clear career goals?

Postby dissonance1848 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:30 pm

No. That's why you are going to law school.

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Re: Is it bad not to have clear career goals?

Postby Gail » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:34 pm

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