BlueLotus wrote:worldtraveler wrote:dresden doll wrote:rinkrat19 wrote:Well, lol at me, then. Don't tell rinkdad.
FYI: most PI places that are semi-respectable have a salary scale for legal staff. And before they hire, budgetary decisions are made about the trade off between the value of saving money (by hiring someone lower on the scale) and the value of experience.
If a post says 4 years of experience are wanted, the place may be willing to ease that req for the right person. But people with 5-6 yrs of experience simply won't get hired for entry level job. So if you are applying for some entry level job, I seriously would not worry about that .
In addition to this, sometimes having a skill that that organization really needs will really make up for your lack of lawyering experience.
Would this include Spanish fluency?
Yes, if it's really important for the position and the organization is not getting a sufficient number of qualified candidates.
At the minimum, Title VI requires meaningful access to assistance provided by any DOJ/HHS grantee. Having someone who can just speak the language and thereby save you the cost of scrambling for a translator/interpreter to comply with Title VI is pretty important.