PotLuck wrote:Fwiw, I currently clerk with them part time while I am job hunting. They are looking to fill the position with a JD (if possible) and basically would want me to do the same type of work I'm doing now, in addition to the paralegal duties. Going from paralegal to attorney at this agency is basically impossible. It might be too early for this, but it's that fear of missing out when the market seems so sparse that has me worried.
Clerk as in for free or getting paid? I forgot to mention that as a brand new employee, you don't immediately have leave. Instead, you have to accrue it. So if you're gonna go to interviews and such, you might be restricted.
Do you see yourself doing what you're doing now plus assistant work for about a year? Two?
Honestly only you can answer the question of what's best for you. This is precisely why I didn't apply to jobs I knew I didn't want to do. I never wanted to be in a position of taking a job just because it was the only thing available. But really, this is a vey personal decision. Many people find jobs within a year of graduation. Many don't and you see them hanging out here. There's no way of telling who you'll be.