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Starting a new job soon and have some time off before then, besides relaxing, anything I should do to prepare for the new position?

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No. Take the complete shut down time as a blessing. There’s no better relaxation and reflection time than being between jobs. I feel like it’s truly the only time we ever get to disconnect. Don’t ruin it by being a busy body.

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The above is the best advice you will ever receive.

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Ditto! I took 2 weeks off before my current job, and it is the last real time away without any e-mail checking or other work-related commitments in 14 years. Enjoy every moment!

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OP, is this your first professional law job or have you worked for a firm before? And when do you start?

The only moderately job related thing I did during a similar break was to get some free CLE credits (assuming your new firm doesn’t give you billable credit for CLEs). Otherwise, highly recommend sleep and a spa visit. Maybe some house/personal projects you’ve been putting off. But mainly sleep.

I cannot wait till my next job switch, whether I’m leaving biglaw or lateraling. I’m taking a month minimum.

Sleep in and marvel at how soft your bed sheets feel.

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