I make my living by convincing lawyers to consider new career opportunities. Join Smith & Jones and increase your partnership potential. Make a lateral move and get the chance to work with cutting edge biotechnology clients. Change firms and become a bigger fish in a smaller pond. Get away from unpredictable hours.
While making a lateral move can certainly address core career concerns and help increase career satisfaction, a lateral move is not always the best option. At the very least, if you are thinking that the grass may be greener somewhere else, it is worth taking the time to look critically at your current job. Are there things you can change about your present situation that will help you increase your career happiness?