When to disclose Part-Time law student during job search?

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When to disclose Part-Time law student during job search?

Postby jone7007 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:20 pm

I was accepted into GULC part-time program. I am currently looking to transfer with my agency to DC. That would be preferred. In case that doesn't work, I am also putting in applications with other agencies/employeers for contract specialist/contracting officer positions.

The GULC part-time program could be seen as a plus since the contracting courses could help with job performance. Or it could be seen as a time conflict - not being able to work late, travel easily, etc?

When should I disclose Part-Time law school during my job search?
-on resume?
-during interviewing?
-after an offer is made?

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Re: When would you disclose Part-Time law school is job search?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:37 pm

jone7007 wrote:I was accepted into GULC part-time program. I am currently looking to transfer with my agency to DC. That would be preferred. In case that doesn't work, I am also putting in applications with other agencies/employeers for contract specialist/contracting officer positions.

The GULC part-time program could be seen as a plus since the contracting courses could help with job performance. Or it could be seen as a time conflict - not being able to work late, travel easily, etc?

When should I disclose Part-Time law school during my job search?
-on resume?
-during interviewing?
-after an offer is made?


I disclosed enrollment after my first school year.

If you disclose on your resume/interview, you probably won't get the job.

I knew that disclosing law school enrollment would effectively kill my career with my pre-LS employer. I had been there for six years and I was being groomed for future promotions. I worked in insurance, so law school was technically an asset to my employer. In truth, my boss and his boss knew I was trying to move on to better things.

The first year after disclosure wasn't too bad, although I stopped receiving choice assignments/responsibilities. Once they knew I had accepted a summer associate position (OCI at the start of my third year), I was asked to take a demotion to make room for the development and growth of my colleagues. In fairness to my former employer, they overpaid me for my last year there because they didn't reduce my salary even though I was overpaid once I took the demotion.

I can't complain too much about how things worked out.




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