« on: January 06, 2010, 05:20:12 PM »
I am in the same quandry. I just got told by my brother-in-law that an associate position is mine at the firm he worked with if I wanted it. However, it is 150 miles away, so I would need to live away from my husband for awhile until it was economically feasible for him to move (he has a job where we live now). Also my brother-in-law would be my supervisor. And finally, the firm he works for is one of those with an attorney that appears on TV. I am worried that once the economy picks up, it would be hard for me to move back into what I want to do with that on my resume. Thoughts?
P.S. - my husband is making enough for us to survive on while I defer my loans...but it is tight. I am working for a government office, who still hasn't heard whether they have the funds to hire any attorneys or not. Help!
Well, 150 miles isn't really THAT far...so it might not be that bad. Things to consider are: Do you really want to work there or do you figure it's "better than nothing?" Also, will this really help to get you your dream job in the location that you want?
Call me crazy, but I think the legal job market is getting better. The new year has brought a renewed sense of optimism about the economy and I think we'll see a spike in firms seeking to hire. My advice is stall the brother-in-law as much as possible and keep looking where you live.
That's what I've done w/ my brother (remember, I'm the OP). I had an interview yesterday and another scheduled next week, when previously it seemed like entire months would go by without me hearing anything. Thinks are turning around in the job market. I can feel it.