I have a rule when it comes to my career: every six months I reassess my top priorities, write them down and commit to them. At the start of my career, the focus was on salary and becoming a partner. Five years after qualifying, I began to look at my work-life balance – it’s no secret that the hours are long and hard in private practice.
That’s where Peerpoint came in. I read about someone on the panel who is an artist and uses Peerpoint to supplement his artistic work. It really struck a chord with me, so I joined. Now I have more time in the evenings, which has enabled me to re-visit my childhood dreams: boxing and stage acting. On top of that, I’ve co-founded a startup, turning an idea with friends into a business.
Peerpoint hasn’t just given me a better work-life balance, it’s given me job satisfaction too. The team works very hard to find assignments that match my own criteria to the point where, when I first joined, I received three offers. That’s what surprised me the most: many of their clients are actively looking for lawyers at an earlier stage in their career, like me.