- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
Looking for a partner or in-house counsel bee to ask a career advice question (regarding two job opportunities and best long-term career move). If you’re into healthcare, all the better!
I received an official offer (that’s been tentative – processing due to background checks for 2 months now) last night from a government agency. Great work, great people. I need to give an answer today.
I’ve completed final round at (yet another) law firm far from my current city. As of yesterday afternon, I’m still in the running. Great work, great people, good career advancement opps, double pay, not excited about location (FI & I would definitely be apart for a year after marriage until he could join me, but I’d also prefer a different city).
Either place I’d likely only want to work ~2 years for experience. (I’d stay law firm except for the wrong state factor.) Recruiter is trying to persuade me to let him pressure law firm for offer. I only want to do that if I’ll accept it because I don’t want to burn bridges. He says if you go government, it’s incredibly hard to go law firm/in house afterwards. My question: Is this true for healthcare field? I feel that might be true for corporate/labor folks, but healthcare is so heavily regulatory that’s not the case – it could be a boon to have some govt experience. I could look again in 1-2 years with that background, in a city I’d be happier in long term.
I’ve been out of law 2 years, teaching as adjunct professor/volunteering to keep up experience. Very good credentials prior to that (top schools & firm).