DC does not have jobs for lawyers, if they do they won’t hire US!

I wrote the following concerning permanent employment on two other blogs under comments and well I decided to start a blog…anyway:

DC is a misconceived to have an abundance of jobs. First of all for many current federal jobs in law they are under different forts, military installations or military bases as the current wars continue. This means that although you work in the capacity of law, at any time you may ne deployed in war as you are technically part of military armed forces. Other agencies like FTC, federal courts (trustee positions) or SEC want old men with 15 years of experience from BIGlaw. The market is saturated so now the federal hiring agencies only want top 10 law grads w/ law review–read the qualifications section of the vacancy. Apply for vacancies and you will get any of these template responses”hiring authority no hiring at this time” “vacancy cancelled” “application under review” or my favorite “you were qualified but not the MOST qualified.” I actually realized this was a definite template when a friend of mine in a different field–accounting received the EXACT wording in her rejection letter. Baby boomers are holding onto their government jobs, so others will remain in latter category and likely not surpass minimum qualifications because they are unable to obtain jobs to get experience. Ive met attorneys who it took from 3-6 years to get a government job. Dont believe the propaganda about DC, it’s simply not true.

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