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Got a new job! But away from my field...





Da Rossa
I'm about to get my Law degree, and I intended to be a lawyer. However things didn't flow nice with me in my last moments of college. So I sent my resumé to this IT company, who liked my diverse set of knowledges: far from being deep and specialised, I've studied Physics and then abandoned towards the Law school. In the meantime I got intimate with computers and technology.

Now, since I was unemployed, I took this opportunity in my current company. I won't get anywhere near the Law, at least in theory. That's not very motivating, because I don't want to get away from my field. But the economy is not as good and I just can't stay idle. The sallary, of course, is far from graceful, but I'm still looking at performing well and loyably. The thing is, I can get 'cold' with the Law in the meantime. And my city is a government niche, public servants all around; almost no industries or big enterprises in here which could weight positively on the private sector. My very company has big public agencies as clients, so in the end everybody relies on the government. Also, everyone studies to pass an exam to join the public administration and receive a lifetime salary; that's what motivates the Brazilians now, specially from Brasília.

Law firms here are oversaturated. There are way more than the number of necessary lawyers in my city. Although the Law opens doors to the District Attorney's office, the Police and on the Legislative branch, among 1000 other examples, I really dream about practicing Law, not working as an assistant in a tech company, despite being eager to work at a good performance.

What do you think about my situation? Very Happy
Vanilla
If you feel your area is saturated, I'd say you should move to another place. Or to another area (which you already did, but you don't feel like staying). There's no future in seeking career in a place already bloated with professionals like you. So, start anew! Move to places you know are growing and in need of someone like you. I'd say you need to come to where I'm working, people here are in need of various professionals (able to speak proper English).

Let me give you an example: yesterday I was waiting for my boss at the reception of a Business Park and this guy arrived to deliver his resume to the receptionist. After he left, she took a look at his resume and dismissed it because it said "Intermediary English". They need people who speak English fluently, which is rare to find around here. If you're available for moving to another place, I'd advise you to come to Atibaia. Very Happy
Da Rossa
Hah I understand.... I'd never put anything "basic" or "intermediary" in my resumé, I'd rather not include at all. Maybe inside the 'interests' section, as long as the resume doesn't get bloated.

My area (the Law practice) is indeed saturated, but I don't know for sure if the mass of lawyers in here are actually good. They do the job, but I have a feeling that I could be in the higher ranks. Not bragin' about anything, it's just an intuition. This is why I feel that uncertainty everyday.

But since I'm in this tech company for just one week, then I'll give a try, obviously. And I already like the environment. Of course they said "based on your resumé, I believe you have great chances of escalating in here". But this could be a motivational procedure only, I can't be sure for now.
rx9876
Da Rossa wrote:
Hah I understand.... I'd never put anything "basic" or "intermediary" in my resumé, I'd rather not include at all. Maybe inside the 'interests' section, as long as the resume doesn't get bloated.

My area (the Law practice) is indeed saturated, but I don't know for sure if the mass of lawyers in here are actually good. They do the job, but I have a feeling that I could be in the higher ranks. Not bragin' about anything, it's just an intuition. This is why I feel that uncertainty everyday.

But since I'm in this tech company for just one week, then I'll give a try, obviously. And I already like the environment. Of course they said "based on your resumé, I believe you have great chances of escalating in here". But this could be a motivational procedure only, I can't be sure for now.


Being a lawyer is a better job which pays higher.
If you think it's not easy to work as a lawyer in your city, and you don't want to move.
Try the law consultant of companies.
Some big companies need their own law related people to handle their business.
Da Rossa
I'm already doing some contract analysis... maybe I'll ask for a reposition in carrers? Very Happy But I was hired to be an assistant, and I'm doing well. As they told me, the company needs me at this position. At least for now...que
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