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Career change/alternative career choices?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Penelope Sep 5, 2014. 13 Replies

Hi all,I posted a question a couple of months ago about interviews for 'survival' jobs not related to my degree. I've now some other issues I'd like to get some advice on.For those who didn't see my…Continue

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Interview question I'm not sure how to answer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Drew May 14, 2014. 25 Replies

Hi all,I've a question about interviews that I'd like some advice on. I've been lurking on here for a while but just started posting - if you'd like to know more about me, see my post in the…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Drew May 8, 2014. 4 Replies

Hi all, I've been lurking on here for a while but decided I should really start posting. I thought I should introduce myself, my name's Drew (obviously) and I'm a 23-year-old law graduate living in…Continue

 

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Penelope replied to Drew's discussion Career change/alternative career choices?
"There's a balance.  It's different in the UK, but in the US, among the things that student fees pay for is well-paid professional career services administrators, who often promise "We're not just here for summer internships…"
Sep 5, 2014
Native Son replied to Drew's discussion Career change/alternative career choices?
"Oh, Oh.  You gave yourself away with the second sentence.                               To use an old chestnut, "God helps those who help themselves."…"
Sep 5, 2014
Dennise replied to Drew's discussion Career change/alternative career choices?
"I second looking into insurance. The skills you learned getting your LLB would serve you well.  It sounds like working towards becoming an underwriter would be a good thing to check out."
Sep 5, 2014
The Eyeball Kid replied to Drew's discussion Career change/alternative career choices?
"My story is a little similar to yours, Drew: So I graduated with a Masters in English Education a couple of years ago.  I failed the certification exam to be a licensed teacher, so I was not able to obtain a teaching job the next school year.…"
Sep 4, 2014
Penelope replied to Drew's discussion Career change/alternative career choices?
"If your uni can't help much and all training programs are competitive, then you're looking at a situation very much like the US.  Here's what I'd tell a 2013 law school graduate still looking for a legal job: 1. …"
Sep 4, 2014
Drew replied to Drew's discussion Career change/alternative career choices?
"Thanks all for the responses, didn't expect to get so many so quickly! Penelope, I've approached the university and their careers advisors, they helped me fix my CV etc but weren't able (or couldn't be bothered) to find me a…"
Sep 4, 2014
Penelope replied to Drew's discussion Career change/alternative career choices?
"Sounds like the trainee-to-license program fills a similar role to the paralegal-to-associate arrangements we sometimes see.  I imagine anyone willing to take on someone with the diploma as a secretary or clerk would be willing to take OP on as…"
Sep 4, 2014
Native Son replied to Drew's discussion Career change/alternative career choices?
"Lots and lots of unknown variables in the OP. How much networking did you do when in school? How well did you do it? --Back in my day, according to my advisors (such as they were), networking pretty much meant changing channels on TV or getting…"
Sep 4, 2014
Steve Dallas replied to Drew's discussion Career change/alternative career choices?
"It took my wife almost 4 years AFTER graduation to get in her career. She is now damn well set in one that isn't going anywhere. With some law, you might want to look into where she has gone, being Insurance brokers. I worked for one for years…"
Sep 4, 2014
David F. replied to Drew's discussion Career change/alternative career choices?
"One network with your school. Second, if you where looking for a career change go for a building situation rather then a walk away from what you have done.  For example, with an undergrad/ masters in science in the USA, you would be equipped to…"
Sep 4, 2014
Jay D replied to Drew's discussion Career change/alternative career choices?
""Basically I'm looking for suggestions as to alternative careers. I would rather be in an office-based role if possible and one which pays a reasonably decent amount." Iam not familar with the UK education system but your education…"
Sep 4, 2014
Curtis replied to Drew's discussion Career change/alternative career choices?
"What do you enjoy, man? What are you passionate aboute? Find something and work towards that. You can get some funding to re-train, even if it's a vocational course."
Sep 4, 2014
Penelope replied to Drew's discussion Career change/alternative career choices?
"The advice in the US would be to first, contact the school from which you got the DLP, and tell the administration your situation.  They should be motivated to find you a position, likely with a fellow alumnus. Second, there are occupational…"
Sep 3, 2014
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Career change/alternative career choices?

Hi all,I posted a question a couple of months ago about interviews for 'survival' jobs not related to my degree. I've now some other issues I'd like to get some advice on.For those who didn't see my previous thread, I live in Scotland and have completed an LLB and postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (DLP). These are both required in order to become a solicitor. However you also need to work for 2 years as a trainee solicitor within a legal firm in order to qualify.Most students start…See More
Sep 3, 2014
Drew replied to Drew's discussion Interview question I'm not sure how to answer
"Apologies for the delay in replying to this, haven't had a chance to get online. Again thanks all for the advice, will get writing to some firms and see what comes back. Believe it or not, anyone can give legal advice in Scotland, you just…"
May 14, 2014
Leto Atreides II replied to Drew's discussion Interview question I'm not sure how to answer
"You can't. Unless I'm misinterpreting you the truth is that you would."
May 9, 2014

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