Morgan Thomas Hall transitions from law to tech sales
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Morgan Thomas Hall is an Account Executive at Twilio Inc. Morgan practiced in both a firm and for the government before realizing that it wasn’t just a job problem, it was a career problem. She went back to the drawing board to explore her interests, and found herself drawn to tech, and then specifically to tech sales. In addition to her day job, Morgan now also helps people transition from other careers into the tech industry.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Morgan had both firm and governmental jobs
  • She considered trying to become a judge
  • After giving it every possible shot, she accepted that it wasn’t just a job problem, it was a career problem
  • Morgan initially considered some JD-preferred jobs as an obvious next step, but quickly realized that none of those appealed to her
  • Morgan went back to the drawing board thinking about her interests
  • She felt drawn to technology and the start-up world, particularly because of how different the mentality is to the legal world
  • Morgan was worried her family would be disappointed, but also knew she had to make a change - she’s the one who has to live her life
  • She told anyone who would listen that she was looking to get into tech, leading to connections and information
  • Morgan kept coming back to tech sales, which leveraged transferable skills and checked a lot of boxes for her
  • She had confidence in her capacity to learn because she was both committed and interested
  • She found a way to effectively communicate her unique story as a positive to potential employers
  • You will be your biggest hindrance, so learn to get out of your own way

 

You can find Morgan on…

https://www.linkedin.com/in/morganlthomas/

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Connect with Megan!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/megansmileyesq/

Lawyer’s Escape Call: http://bit.ly/escapecall

Lawyer’s Escape Plan Quiz: http://bit.ly/lawyersescaperoutequiz

 

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