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    Re: Looking to get into Labor Relations/Employment Law

    Posted by lancek4 on 8/28/05

    On 8/10/05, JD2ESQ wrote:
    > Here is my dilemna. Graduated law school in May 2004. I
    > have about five years professional experience (two of
    > those spent at a legal job during my law school career). I
    > have a desire to go into Labor/ Employment. BUT I am not
    > having the best luck.
    > I worked at an employment litigation law firm for about 6
    > months before I resigned to study for the bar. I also
    > worked at a Law Clerk drafting summation briefs for
    > arbitrations. Short of that, I don't have additional
    > experience in the arbitration area...although my resume is
    > pretty impressive so early on in my career.
    > I am trying to get into Labor Relations in
    > a "representative" or "specialist" level. However, I am
    > not having any luck at all. I have no preference at this
    > point to go into union versus management to be honest. My
    > main goal at this point is TO LEARN and to attain
    > arbitration experience and experience with collective
    > bargaining agreements. So my question is, does any one
    > know of any labor relations positions??? And if my
    > experience doesn't cut it, how can I go about going into
    > the field?
    > I just got slighted for the Labor Relations Representative
    > position at a public-benefit corporation after making it
    > through two interviews. FRUSTRATION!! Although I had the
    > two years requisite experience, I am almost positive I
    > didn't get it because of lack of a little more
    > experience...or the fact that I wasn't an avid sports
    > fan...who the hell knows?? (and I was sure I nailed it)
    > Anyway, since then I have tried other angles, but many of
    > the employee relations positions ask for 5 years in the
    > field, and seem to fit more of a
    > "human resources generalist" person. I have a JD--and I
    > want to use it--not recruit, hire and fire, you know?. And
    > meanwhile I nervously await my bar results (woe is me) I
    > NEED TO WORK and if I can avoid doc review or the
    > impossible interviews for imaginary positions at temp
    > agencies, I'd rather get REAL experience in my field.
    > Any thoughts?

    Posts on this thread, including this one
  • Looking to get into Labor Relations/Employment Law, 8/10/05, by JD2ESQ.
  • Re: Looking to get into Labor Relations/Employment Law, 8/28/05, by lancek4.
  • Re: Looking to get into Labor Relations/Employment Law, 8/28/05, by lancek4.

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