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why don't you tell us what jobs are not competitive.
That's cool how you referenced a case.
I'm so far from the end of my tether right now that I reckon I could knit myself some socks with the slack.
Quote from: Miss P on October 07, 2008, 09:20:18 AMI'm not trying to discourage the OP, but JD positions at small non-profits are extremely competitive, and not just because the economy makes it difficult for them to hire right now. There are very few non-profits that will use their scarce resources to hire someone who hasn't already demonstrated a commitment to the issue or at least to public service. The (apparently widespread) notion that it's easy to land non-profit jobs is extremely out of touch. why don't you tell us what jobs are not competitive.
I'm not trying to discourage the OP, but JD positions at small non-profits are extremely competitive, and not just because the economy makes it difficult for them to hire right now. There are very few non-profits that will use their scarce resources to hire someone who hasn't already demonstrated a commitment to the issue or at least to public service. The (apparently widespread) notion that it's easy to land non-profit jobs is extremely out of touch.
Something at a small non-profit. I know the big non-profits are extremely hard to get into, but there has to be something that would be interested in taking on the OP>
Get a sense of humor, Susan B. Anthony!
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The OP applied to firms and clerkships. That leaves government, which has already been mentioned, and public interest. No one suggested that he apply for public interest jobs. Not every non-profit job is difficult to get. Not every job is as competitive as a Big Firm, or even a mid size firm. Smaller non-profits fall into this not as competitive group. Obviously, in every sector there are competitive jobs (DOJ Honors, Big Law/mid size law, and the NAACP/(something else good)). Anyway, then there are easier jobs to obtain like local DA/PD jobs (definitely easier to get than one in NYC or DC assuming you have some connection to the town), smaller law firms (5-10 attorneys, assuming they need help), and smaller non-profits. Not every job is as competitive. The TTT and TTTT crowd has to work somewhere, and all the posters on this thread (with the exception of a few) basically act like all these jobs take top grades from top cities. I doubt very highly that OP couldnt go into Camden and get a job at a non-profit helping indigents or something (I dont know about any North Jersey cities, just souther Jersey). Major cities always have non-profits that no one has heard of. With the OP's great local school and connections to the state, he/she could convince a place to hire him/her doing this work.Terribly paid non-profits who no one has heard of are objectively easier to work for than good paying non-profits.
Anyway Dip827, I feel for you trying to obtain a job. The economy will hopefully recover soon and you will be able to get something. In the mean time, look into contract attorney jobs if you need the money or keep plugging along till you get some bites.
Smacking of elitism? You keep telling us that we're confused and missing the point, but I'm not really sure that you know what you're talking about. There are LOTS of crappy towns in this country and LOTS of nonprofits in these crappy towns. And many of the nonprofits aren't that poor; they just try to keep overhead/salaries low because of the whole "non-profit" thing. It is not difficult to get ALL of these jobs. I have reviewed the applications for JD-optional nonprofit gigs; there are not that many applications, and most of them don't have JDs or other requested qualifications. A 3.36 from Rutgers-Camden should let him land SOME job in the public interest sector.