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Nonlegal Job Search
« on: June 14, 2008, 05:33:00 PM »
I graduated with a JD/MBA from a regional/local school with good grades in both programs.  I may continue to look at nonlegal jobs.

Some have said that the law degree helps, because you bring a unique brand of knowledge and intellect.

Others have said the law degree overqualifies the applicant.

I would imagine it would have a lot to do with the type of nonlegal job, the salary, and how tangentially related it is to the skills a law degree builds.

I also do not understand how some claim that omitting a JD from a resume is beneficial!  Even if it were perceived as a bad thing, there would be a huge chronological gap on your resume.

Any feedback on all this would be appreciated.  The job search is frustrating.

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Re: Nonlegal Job Search
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2008, 07:31:18 PM »
If they tell you that you are overqualified for a job you've applied to, then tell them you want the one further up the ladder and you want a sign on bonus and a corner office.
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Re: Nonlegal Job Search
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2008, 09:10:44 AM »
One of the guys who used to write the Barely Legal blog interviewed and works in a non-legal job.

The last post in the blog is about his job search and comments on the process:  http://barelylegalblog.blogspot.com/

And his new blog may have some info as well: http://in-it-but-not-of-it.blogspot.com/  At the very least, there may be a contact email listed, and he may be willing to give you some more specific pointers.