(Closed) Having a Particularly Hard Job Seeking Day…

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 4
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1217 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Hang in there girl!!! I can surmise from all of your posts that you are intelligent, thoughtful, and very sweet, and you will make a great asset to any firm in SC or anywhere else. Be patient and keep your fingers crossed, I’m hopeful you’ll find an opportunity – especially since you currently have a job in NY, and that experience is valuable to other firms. I think you’re worrying too much about the address issue – if I were you, instead of worrying about getting a SC address, I would list your physical address in NY on all job application docs and include a note somewhere about your relocation to SC. Did your FI already find a job down there?

Also, is your FI working for a large company down in SC? Can they help with your relocation? I work for a large oil company and if I relocate with the company, they’ll help my SO find a job too. (I think they technically only help married partners, so we would do a JOP wedding to get that benefit. We’ve thought about it before.)

Big-time hugs… Crossing my fingers for you!!

Post # 5
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5221 posts
Bee Keeper

@futuremrsk18:  I’m sorry ๐Ÿ™

have you had someone review your résumé and cover letter? Perhaps a fresh set of eyes can see if something needs changing !

Post # 6
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@futuremrsk18:  I was in a sort of similar situation a few years ago. I was going to move from Wisconsin to Iowa because my DH was starting medical school there, and it was a for sure thing. In my cover letter, I stated that I will be living in Iowa by (date), even though I was currently in Wisconsin.

I had to explain myself in my interview because they asked why I was relocating, but it at least gave them the impression that I was serious about the move and wasn’t just throwing my resume around to any location that had an opening. If you’re sure you are moving, maybe you can try that tactic?

Post # 7
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1460 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@futuremrsk18:  My nephew graduated from law school in May of last year and was admitted into VA state bar later that year.  He intereviewed all over the state but never got any offers.  In the meantime he started doing consulting work for a lawyer to get some experience/money.  A couple of months ago he opened his own practice.  A lot of his fellow graduates have had to do the same thing.

He was able to open as a small business and there is organization in the area that helps support small business by offering very reasonable rent and what-not.  He’s offering full legal service and is going to be put on the list for court appointed lawyers, which they only update a couple times per year.  It’s been hard but he’s trying to make a go of it.

Maybe it will easier once you get to SC and you’ve officially been admitted into the bar there.

Post # 9
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@futuremrsk18:  Oh well what you wrote is pretty much what I had previously written. I definitely wouldn’t mention your fiance in your cover letter, they don’t need to know that info right off the bat (or ever, really).

I’m guessing the struggle finding a job, like OctBride-2012 mentioned is more due to your field. My FIL owns a company and was able to hire a lawyer with experience for about $35K because the job market (at least in WI) is saturated with lawyers. I have another friend who graduated with a finance degree with me, went to law school and graduated/passed the bar, and is now working in finance again because no one in the area is hiring lawyers. I’m not trying to sound negative, but if you broadened your job search, you may be more successful until that job market turns around. And if your FI is in the military, it may not be worth all that effort to find a job in the legal field if it may end up being pretty temporary as well.

At least for the time being, I would probably apply to different jobs in the area if you’re definitely moving, and continue your search for legal work once you get there if you don’t get any interviews prior to your move date. Never hurts to keep your options open.

Post # 11
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190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Aww hun; I’m sorry it’s been a rough day. Just remember that the job you get the yes from will make all the no’s worth it!

Post # 12
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@futuremrsk18:  It sure does suck, haha. Good luck!!! You got this ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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1351 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

CONGRATS ON PASSING THE BAR! I took the July bar (still waiting on results) , and relocated across the county with DH. What I did b/c I was still working at a DA’s office, was use an address of the state where I was relocating before we moved there. That started to help. Having my old address is a red flag b/c then employers start worrying about you asking for relocation costs, can you afford to move, you’re not easily able to start etc. Also, I stressed in my cover letter, I was permanently relocating to establish new roots yadda yadda. It landed me a paid 3 month legal fellowship which I just started last week. I still have yet to get a full-time job, and I’m right there with you at being 40+ apps in. It sucks! But, you’re not alone. The market is tough- especially hard in the legal field. You can’t say you’re not working there anymore when you are for reference sake, so work with what you can do if that makes sense. Hang in there! Feel free to pm me if you ever want to vent, I’m right there with you.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

OP, I don’t have much in the way of advice (if I did, I’d have a job…or at least interviews…) but I totally sympathize with how you feel. I have been job-searching for eight months with little to show for it. It sucks. Unfortunately I have nothing productive to tell you because everything I’ve tried hasn’t worked for me so…

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