Considering a Non-Legal Job Offer

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Considering a Non-Legal Job Offer

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:53 pm

Hey all, hoping someone might be able to give me some advice, never thought I would be in this position when I started law school so not really sure how to weigh this opportunity.

I graduated from a t-30 Midwestern school in 2013 with a decent GPA and no job offer. Since then I have been working as a volunteer attorney in NYC and trying to find legal/non-legal employment. Not sure at this point if I want to stay with the organization I am volunteering at even if I got a job offer.

I began applying to non-legal jobs for two reasons: I have professional skills on my resume outside of the law and the legal market is absurdly awful in the NYC-metro right now (and leaving is unfortunately not an option at this point). One of these applications worked out and I have been offered an entry-level (4 year degree required) job at a small-mid sized corporation in the financial service sector, pay is in the 45-50k range.

Not sure what I should do at this point. I am not married to the idea of traditional law practice, and I am okay with the idea of climbing the corporate ladder. The job seems interesting and I am hoping that my JD can leverage some early promotion opportunities.

Any thoughts?

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Re: Considering a Non-Legal Job Offer

Postby northwood » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:10 pm

take the job, work at it for a while and continuing to search for other employment options.

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