Applying for paralegal jobs this semester; put LS on rez?

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Applying for paralegal jobs this semester; put LS on rez?

Postby TakeABow94 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:36 pm

nvm
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Re: Applying for paralegal jobs this semester; put LS on rez?

Postby thesealocust » Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:38 pm

There is close to a 0% chance you'll get a job if you tell people you're leaving in the fall, and a good chance you'll burn bridges if you get the job without telling them and then bail that quickly.

Sourcing: currently interviewing and hiring paralegals

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Re: Applying for paralegal jobs this semester; put LS on rez?

Postby TakeABow94 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:42 pm

nvm
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Re: Applying for paralegal jobs this semester; put LS on rez?

Postby thesealocust » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:01 pm

Sigh.

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Re: Applying for paralegal jobs this semester; put LS on rez?

Postby 09042014 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:08 pm

The Sealocaust must be hiring for a weird firm.

My firm loves to hire paralegals that are going to law school, especially good ones. It's a great way to get on the ground floor with a potential legal recruit years down the line.

Definitely put it on your resume.

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Re: Applying for paralegal jobs this semester; put LS on rez?

Postby thesealocust » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:20 pm

Desert Fox wrote:My firm loves to hire paralegals that are going to law school,


Including ones who will be starting law school in ~8 months?

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Re: Applying for paralegal jobs this semester; put LS on rez?

Postby 09042014 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:21 pm

thesealocust wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:My firm loves to hire paralegals that are going to law school,


Including ones who will be starting law school in ~8 months?


Especially. We can give them 1L SA's and get them ready to do real work.

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Re: Applying for paralegal jobs this semester; put LS on rez?

Postby thesealocust » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:45 pm

Edit: never mind; prior advice stands
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Re: Applying for paralegal jobs this semester; put LS on rez?

Postby TakeABow94 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:51 pm

nvm
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Re: Applying for paralegal jobs this semester; put LS on rez?

Postby thesealocust » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:58 pm

I mean you can try, but a lot of places will be looking for a commitment (something like 2 years). I'd mention it, as there is no sense in hiding your law school plans and risking burning bridges over a few months you might otherwise spend as a paralegal.

I restate:

Sigh.

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Re: Applying for paralegal jobs this semester; put LS on rez?

Postby jbagelboy » Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:25 am

Has DF just gone full troll all across the boards?

Its still funny, but after a while, Im afraid someone so well respected for typically relevant advice will mislead a lot of people

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Re: Applying for paralegal jobs this semester; put LS on rez?

Postby 09042014 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:37 am

jbagelboy wrote:Has DF just gone full troll all across the boards?

Its still funny, but after a while, Im afraid someone so well respected for typically relevant advice will mislead a lot of people


I'm pretty sure I once got a guy to shave his head so he wouldn't fail a drug test.

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Re: Applying for paralegal jobs this semester; put LS on rez?

Postby TakeABow94 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:41 am

nvm
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Re: Applying for paralegal jobs this semester; put LS on rez?

Postby NYC2012 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:32 am

If this isn't a troll.... 1. Do not put it on your resumé or mention it in interviews. At my firm (V10), we don't even usually take people who have already taken the LSAT because there is a greater risk that you won't stay the full two years. 2. Being a paralegal at a top firm is not something you can do while you attend law school. It is more than a full-time commitment, it takes over your life. Just imagine working from 9:30 AM-9 PM every day (best case scenario) and some weekends, and imagine doing law school at the same time. Either go to law school or be a paralegal, you can't do both. 3. I think you said you WEREN'T going to do this, but don't be that asshole that starts as a paralegal in June and leaves in August. You won't even know how to do your job properly by then and you'll be screwing over your entire dept.

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Re: Applying for paralegal jobs this semester; put LS on rez?

Postby echooo23 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:40 pm

Don't be that asshole that starts as a paralegal in June and leaves in August. You won't even know how to do your job properly by then and you'll be screwing over your entire dept.


This.

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Re: Applying for paralegal jobs this semester; put LS on rez?

Postby helix23 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:02 pm

just lol




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