I generally agree with the above poster, but with a few reservations/ elaborations.
1. Generally government work will be the easiest to obtain. However, certain jobs within the government will be more difficult to obtain.
1. solo practice (duh)
2. not profit/ public service
2. PD and/or legal aid office in your city
3. DA/ States Attorney/ whatever they call it in your particular jurisdiction - some can be very competitive depending on location
4. AG - I'm not sure on all jurisidctions, but alot of AG offices will not hire you until you've been practicing for 3 years -- also, this varies depending on which division you want -- some are extraordinairly competitive and are staffed with ex-biglaw studs who didn't like the hours/ the work, whereas others are not very competitive.
* Federal Jobs tend to be somewhat more competitve than state jobs because of the generally higher salary, better benefits, and ability to transfer laterally within the Fed. Gov. with much more ease than direct application. Depending on desirability of the position, these jobs fall somewhere within that list (Federal Gov. job in Hawaii or US Virgin Islands... yes please!!).
5. Federal government jobs a