Don’t ask Google why you want to be a lawyer

It’s amazing how many statistics you can see behind a web-site – for mine, I have just noticed a list of the search terms that are used to find it. I was really surprised by what I saw – here is the list of the top 8 in order (which by the way represent over 95%):

“Why do you want to be a lawyer” (283 times);
“Why do you want to be a lawyer answer”;
“Why do you want to be a lawyer interview answer”;
“Why do you want to be a solicitor”;
“Why do you want to be a lawyer interview question”;
“Why do you want to be an attorney”;
“Why do I want to be a lawyer”;
“How to answer why do you want to be a lawyer”.

What I take from this is that students are asking Google why they want to be a lawyer, whether for interview preparation or as a career choice. I just wonder whether there are better ways to make careers choices, and it could be a better use of time for students to really get know themselves (likes and skills) and then to match to careers.

By the way (i) the post that they find is this one: https://legaljobtips.com/2012/09/23/why-do-you-want-to-be-a-lawyer/, which probably doesn’t help; and (ii) it’s only by the time I get down to search term no. 9 that the subject changes, which is “Legal work experience”.

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