Worth it to apply to jobs with less than 6 months experience

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Worth it to apply to jobs with less than 6 months experience

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:15 pm

I'm currently employed and have a decent job and I just saw a posting a job that is ideal for me. Thing is, I've only been practicing for 4 months now in a small firm. The job calls for those with 1+ years of experience. I have gained some pretty good experiences in my short stint as attorney, i.e. trials, depositions, even took part in an appeal. However, it has come to my attention that a promise that was made to me when I signed on will not be met. I'm married and was supposed to transfer offices to one of our branch locations but the guy I was to replace decided not to retire or branch out like he originally planned and I'm stuck here living 6 hours away from my wife. The job I'm looking at will pay about the same and its more interesting work, more inline with what I envisioned as my career, and only 30 minutes from my wife and our house. Definitely has more exit options.

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Re: Worth it to apply to jobs with less than 6 months experience

Postby Flanker1067 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:21 pm

Those reasons are perfectly legitimate. Apply.

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Re: Worth it to apply to jobs with less than 6 months experience

Postby 052220152 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:29 pm

Man, that's a wild commute. I'd definitely apply. Your current firm may feel a bit spurned, but this seems like something you should definitely do considering your personal circumstances.

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Re: Worth it to apply to jobs with less than 6 months experience

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:39 pm

Jim Jones wrote:Man, that's a wild commute. I'd definitely apply. Your current firm may feel a bit spurned, but this seems like something you should definitely do considering your personal circumstances.


I only see my wife twice a month.

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Re: Worth it to apply to jobs with less than 6 months experience

Postby mvp99 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Jim Jones wrote:Man, that's a wild commute. I'd definitely apply. Your current firm may feel a bit spurned, but this seems like something you should definitely do considering your personal circumstances.


I only see my wife twice a month.


Is this a bad or good thing?

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Re: Worth it to apply to jobs with less than 6 months experience

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:34 pm

mvp99 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Jim Jones wrote:Man, that's a wild commute. I'd definitely apply. Your current firm may feel a bit spurned, but this seems like something you should definitely do considering your personal circumstances.


I only see my wife twice a month.


Is this a bad or good thing?


Bad, lol.

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Re: Worth it to apply to jobs with less than 6 months experience

Postby ditch digger » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:38 pm

I'm sorry that your firm dicked you over like that. I don't see any problem in applying for the new job. They might automatically filter your application because you have been practicing law for less that a year. However, you'll never know for certain if you don't try.

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Re: Worth it to apply to jobs with less than 6 months experience

Postby 052220152 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:29 am

Anonymous User wrote:
mvp99 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Jim Jones wrote:Man, that's a wild commute. I'd definitely apply. Your current firm may feel a bit spurned, but this seems like something you should definitely do considering your personal circumstances.


I only see my wife twice a month.


Is this a bad or good thing?


Bad, lol.


yea dude, unless the money is too good to pass up short term, id try to get out of that situation as soon as possible. even taking a pay cut would be worth it if you could save on travel and second rent expenses. jobs are all well and good, but don't neglect your life.




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