Monday, September 21, 2009

Taking a Paralegal Job to Ride out the Recession?

I have been sending out resumes and networking my ass off lately..  Today, I got a call from a headhunter, asking about whether I would take a position as a paralegal working on a short term document processing project.  The pay is almost as much as our local Legal Aid group pays.  (Without the benefits and super coolness of public interest law.)

This is tempting because:

I haven't worked since April.
I haven't been able to spend any money on anything but bills and insurance since May.
I would love to get out of the house a bit more.

However, I am not sure that an employer that needs someone for 2-3 months would be very pleased if I left after a month.  I mean, what do I do if I get a real job?  I would have to quit, and I hate putting anyone in a bad position, as it could burn a bridge I might need later.

We shall see....


Sandy Hutchens said...

Why stop at the end of the recession. It is a great career in any economy.

Overthee Hill said...

It is a great career. I had a career as a paralegal (for nine years) before law school. It's not as great of a career once you have the $100K + debt from getting that law degree though. At this point, I sometimes wonder if my law degree was worth it!