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Some career advice please

Started this discussion. Last reply by Regular Joe Oct 20, 2015. 13 Replies

Hi all,About a year ago I did a post on here about difficulties I was having with finding a job in a law firm.I secured a job as an Admin Assistant with a firm back in November 2014 and have recently…Continue

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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Drew replied to Peter O'Reilly's discussion Are You Afraid To Die?
"To be honest, I am afraid of dying to some extent. Not so much 'being dead' but the events leading up to it, wondering how you might die, whether it will be a painful, drawn-out process etc does scare me. Also while I'm not a…"
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Drew replied to Steve's discussion What do you say to someone who calls your entire generation entitled?
"Here in the UK (I appreciate this is a generalisation etc) old people want state pension, free bus pass, free TV licence, free insulation, winter fuel allowance, pension credit etc and then call my generation 'entitled'!"
Dec 27, 2015
Regular Joe replied to Drew's discussion Some career advice please
""As for paying for training/education, unfortunately the only way to qualify is to do the postgraduate diploma (which I've done) then 2 years in a solicitors' firm as a trainee." So this trainee period is like articling? I know…"
Oct 20, 2015
Drew replied to Drew's discussion Some career advice please
"Thanks for the replies, sorry I took so long to reply, been having internet issues. Yeah I'm in Scotland rather than the US (though I would move 'across the pond' tomorrow if I could!). HR is kind've the same here in that its…"
Oct 19, 2015
Regular Joe replied to Drew's discussion Some career advice please
"Why not keep the job to save money to pay for your own solicitor education / training?"
Oct 19, 2015
Shane replied to Drew's discussion Some career advice please
"Congrats?"
Oct 15, 2015
Raoul Duke replied to Drew's discussion Some career advice please
" There is no such thing as a job "for women" or "for men." Certainly not HR - I know plenty of guys in HR doing quite well for themselves."
Oct 15, 2015
Raoul Duke replied to Drew's discussion Some career advice please
"I get the impression from your use of the term "solicitor" that you live in the UK or some other Commonwealth country. I don't know what the legal education system over there is like. I was in a similar job to yours up until recently…"
Oct 15, 2015
Jack Bauer replied to Drew's discussion Some career advice please
"Figure out which way you want to go before you take off running.  Keep your day job for now ... and think hard about what you want to do with your life.  Think about your aptitudes, your interests, your strengths, your weaknesses, and what…"
Oct 15, 2015
Liam Strain replied to Drew's discussion Some career advice please
"Short term, you could look to see about translating your paralegal experience into consulting roles.  Long term is harder. What do you enjoy? What are you good at? "
Oct 15, 2015
Jack Bauer replied to Drew's discussion Some career advice please
" So is being an Administrative Assistant, for the most part. JB"
Oct 15, 2015
Shane replied to Drew's discussion Some career advice please
"Didn't realize it was *that* restrictive."
Oct 15, 2015
Steve Dallas replied to Drew's discussion Some career advice please
"Wife tried her damnedest to get into HR. Very little pay, very closed off field. They want you to have certs but you can't get the certs until you are have experience. Only way to get experience is to take minimum wage jobs and hope you can…"
Oct 15, 2015
Mongoose replied to Drew's discussion Some career advice please
"Perhaps spend some time evaluating yourself and also spending time with a Career Guidance Counselor at the school you graduated from and/or your local university. You need to gather more info before you start planning out changes."
Oct 15, 2015
Shane replied to Drew's discussion Some career advice please
"Journalism is more or less a dead industry. HR is for women, but if you can break into it good for you. In the current market, don't quit your day job."
Oct 15, 2015
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Some career advice please

Hi all,About a year ago I did a post on here about difficulties I was having with finding a job in a law firm.I secured a job as an Admin Assistant with a firm back in November 2014 and have recently been promoted to Paralegal. However there's a few issues:1. The senior partner (its a small firm with 1 senior and 2 junior partners) is a complete tosser who refuses to provide any training but still shouts and swears at staff when they make a mistake.2. Initially I took the job in the hope that…See More
Oct 15, 2015

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