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When is optimal time to search/apply for JD advantage jobs?

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:46 pm
by anonanonny
3L here. I've been looking for JD advantage jobs for May 2018, but I'm thinking that most JD advantage job openings won't become available this far in advance? Anyone have any experience with this? Of course, I'll keep looking until graduation, but I wanted to see if anyone had insight on the timing of finding these jobs.

Re: When is optimal time to search/apply for JD advantage jobs?

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:17 am
by Pokemon
Not sure how much sense this makes. If you have no job or really want a jd advantages job you should always be searching and applying. There is no season and even if there was, you do not just stop searching.

Re: When is optimal time to search/apply for JD advantage jobs?

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:01 am
by Anonymous User
anonanonny wrote:3L here. I've been looking for JD advantage jobs for May 2018, but I'm thinking that most JD advantage job openings won't become available this far in advance? Anyone have any experience with this? Of course, I'll keep looking until graduation, but I wanted to see if anyone had insight on the timing of finding these jobs.



From personal experience, organizations don't want to interview you until you are out of school and can start working FT. I was applying to VCs / compliance jobs / etc during my 3L year and I never got passed the phone interview because most orgs don't have the infrastructure to hire a candidate many months out.

Big Lawl / Big 4 hiring is different.

Fwiw, I'm a licensed attorney working as an IT consultant- most of my clients are large law / consulting firms.

Re: When is optimal time to search/apply for JD advantage jobs?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:52 am
by anonanonny
Pokemon wrote:Not sure how much sense this makes. If you have no job or really want a jd advantages job you should always be searching and applying. There is no season and even if there was, you do not just stop searching.

I never suggested or meant to suggest that I won't be constantly looking. Just wanted to see if anyone had any extra input/nuggets of hope about finding one of these jobs.

Re: When is optimal time to search/apply for JD advantage jobs?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:53 am
by anonanonny
Anonymous User wrote:
anonanonny wrote:3L here. I've been looking for JD advantage jobs for May 2018, but I'm thinking that most JD advantage job openings won't become available this far in advance? Anyone have any experience with this? Of course, I'll keep looking until graduation, but I wanted to see if anyone had insight on the timing of finding these jobs.



From personal experience, organizations don't want to interview you until you are out of school and can start working FT. I was applying to VCs / compliance jobs / etc during my 3L year and I never got passed the phone interview because most orgs don't have the infrastructure to hire a candidate many months out.

Big Lawl / Big 4 hiring is different.

Fwiw, I'm a licensed attorney working as an IT consultant- most of my clients are large law / consulting firms.

Thanks for your input. Kind of a bummer that it doesn't seem possible to find one at any point during 3L.