Monday, June 19, 2006

help wanted redux

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know I have had one or two complaints about the Career Placement Office here at this law school. I have two summer jobs so I’m not actively looking for a job, but I’m checking the new job posting database every couple of days because you never know when something worthwhile will come up.

One of the most annoying things I’ve noticed is the large number of jobs as career placement office counselors that keep popping up on the site. No disrespect intended to people who choose that profession or anyone who reads this and wants to be a career placement office advisor, but come on. In the last two weeks alone, there have been six postings for jobs in law school career centers. I guess it’s conceivable that one or two (out of 1,200) students here will pursue a job in a career center, but it’s just not very productive to post every job listing that is listed on some career center newsletter or web site that someone at the career center presumably subscribes to.

Still, that’s not the best thing posted on that site. On June 9 there was a posting where instead of “attorney” or “law clerk” it says “Office Space available 7/1/06.” The job description is, and this is a direct quote, “Office Space to share.” Um, what? Hey, if you just graduated and still don’t have a job, at least you can share an office with this attorney. You won’t work for or with her, but you’ll work in her office! I don’t know what you’ll do in your office all day. Read blogs?


At 8:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The office share is if you're starting your own law practice and want to keep the costs down. It's not unusual.


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