Friday, December 07, 2007

Potential Attorney Position…

I just wanted to give an update and let everyone know that I posted for two attorney positions in my place of work. One position is junior to the other but based on the job description provided, I am definitely qualified for the junior position. The more senior position asks for an experienced attorney with 8 years of banking knowledge and the junior position did not call for an experienced attorney but 4 years of banking knowledge. This is my 8th year with the bank so I sort of fall in between. I have been networking like crazy so I hope that I get an interview within the next few weeks and move into the legal department some time in January. Things are slow during the holidays.

Both positions are higher job grades so that certainly will mean a nice salary boost. In my posting, I asked for low six figures, recognizing that with my already low salary and move within the company, they may have come in way lower than would appeal to me for the long haul. If they come anywhere close to six figures for the lower position, I will be pleased because I know that there is a more senior position that I can eventually move into with just a little more experience. Also, at 30, I would be pretty young to have an in house position already so that means that I have a lot of growth potential not only with my company but also in the legal world which places great value on legal experience.

Ciao!!!

5 comments:

Escape Brooklyn said...

Six figures by age 30? That's impressive!!! Maybe I should go to law school... ;)

GG said...

Right! I'm with Escape Brooklyn.

Congrats on the promising opportunities and good luck!

Chitown said...

Hey Ladies...

Well...That's what I asked for in the salary expected area for the job posting but I don't know if it's possible. One thing I do know is often times, we ask for less than we can get and shoot ourselves in the foot.

With my lower salary and having passed up banking opportunities while I finished my degree, I know I would already be in the $80-90k range so with my degreee, I figured...Hell.

Plus, when you make a move within the same company, it's harder to get that large salary jump because they are already privy to your current salary. Bummer!

Cee said...

Im a lawstudent in Seattle but i went to Chicago for my indergrad. I would love to practice in chicago though- so awesome.

Good luck! I hope it all works out! :)

SavingDiva said...

Good luck!