A lot has been going on over the past week. To bring everyone up to speed, I have interviewed with three different firms, which I'll refer to as "Sole Practitioner," "Foreclosure" and "Insurance Defense." Here's where I currently stand regarding each firm:
Oh my god does this job sound like it sucks. I've had two interviews at this place and I really don't like what I see. Granted, I'd get more experience than I'm getting now, but the pay is the same, there are no benefits, and the office manager's office is so creepy I thought I was going to get murdered by some sort of crazed clown. You probably had to be there, but that actually makes sense.
I think I stand a pretty good chance of actually getting this job, but I have to decide if the experience is worth the ridiculously shitty pay and creepy environment. I'm currently leaning towards taking it for the experience, but I really hope one of these other jobs pulls through.
This is my second choice. The job is with one of the bigger foreclosure firms in the state (which seriously narrows things down if you're trying to figure out the firm). The office is a little creepy, the practice sounds kinda boring and similar to what I do now, but I think the pay would be decent and I'd get courtroom experience.
Not my dream job, but definitely a lot better than what I've got now. I think my chances are pretty good, and I have a second interview this afternoon, so we'll see what happens.
Definitely my best option. This place is a pretty serious firm and that's what I'm really looking for. The pay would be decent, I'd get benefits, lots of experience, and, solely based on my impression of the partners I interviewed with, a smart group of people to work with.
I think the first interview went well, but my lack of experience is, of course, an issue. I'm supposed to hear back later this week about a second interview. Fingers crossed...