The economy is in such poor shape that even people who work reliable white collar jobs are finding themselves getting laid off without any prior warning. You might have a hard time believing this, but there are several lawyers who are being faced with such trying times as well. If you are an attorney who was recently let go, you might be interested in learning what other jobs your qualifications can make you suitable for once all has been said and is now out of the way.
A really common field for attorneys from Dreyfus Law Group to shift to is that of finance. The reason behind this is that finance involves a lot of the same complex regulations and mechanisms that the law does, and their ability to parse jargon and cut straight through to the facts can help make them more successful than might have been the case otherwise. You can become an investment advisor or a financial manager, and both of these occupations would pay you just as much as lawyer jobs would if not a whole lot more.
It would definitely be a significant change as far as your day to day routine is concerned, but in such uncertain economic times it is important to have something to fall back on. You won’t be able to last all that long without a job, and looking into finance can give you an excellent source of income that can tide you over until you find an opportunity to get back to your career. Working in finance can also get you some hands on experience in that world which can come in handy if your specialize in financial law.