Steve Jobs’ Profound Advice For Aspiring Lawyers

Steve Jobs was a visionary and an inspiration to many. He had some valuable insights and advice which all aspiring lawyers would do well to consider.

In 2005, Steve gave the commencement speech for students graduating from Stanford University. It remains a hugely popular speech due to the powerful calls to action included in it about doing what you love and remembering that life is short.

As many of you will be making big decisions about what to do with your careers we recommend you watch this video and reflect on its content.

In Steve’s own words:

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

You can watch the full speech in the video below – it’s only 15 minutes long – grab a coffee/tea, sit back and enjoy!

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Matt Oliver

Matt is a former FTSE 100 in-house lawyer, an experienced legal career coach and MD of Trainee Solicitor Surgery. He provides entry level law careers advice to students and graduates through his writing and mentoring. He also offers private one to one coaching to those struggling with training contract, vacation scheme or paralegal applications and interviews. Find out more about Matt's 1-2-1 Coaching >>>>

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