In Denver, Colorado as well as throughout our nation, the competition for legal jobs continues to be strong (and in many cities fierce) because more students graduate from law school each year than there are jobs available.According to Forbes Contributor, Joshua Wright’s recent article, 01/10/2014, “In most of the U.S., and for many law school graduates, the legal job market continues to be lousy.”
At J. Kent Staffing, a Denver based Recruiter and provider of temporary staffing since 1979, we can confirm Mr. Wright’s well researched article. What are we seeing? Recent graduates, with their J.D. in hand are submitting their resumes for Denver employment opportunities other than in the field of law. Frustrating possibly; however, for those with the right mind set, new opportunities are just around the corner.
At J. Kent Staffing our Denver Recruiters are always in search of top talent for our clients who demand the best of the best. Andrea is one of those top candidates. Admittedly, Andrea has a law degree and has just passed the Colorado Bar, but she does not have a lot of work experience. Her limited work experience includes retail sales while in high school and several unpaid internships as a law clerk during law school. Here is a quick look at Andrea’s background and skills:
Having moved to Denver in July 2013 with her fiancé, and with no legal job in sight, Andrea reached out to J. Kent Staffing’s temporary division. At the same time, our client, a business and financial consulting firm was seeking a smart, eager, computer proficient recent college graduate to give them much needed administrative support during the 2014 tax season.
By now Andrea had several months of experience pursuing Denver jobs in the legal field. It was tough going for the Georgia native and University of Georgia graduate. A plethora of legal jobs were just not out there, nor in the offering. So when Andrea’s Denver Staffing Manager presented an opportunity to work with accounting and business professionals, she was thrilled to have the work and work experience in another professional area.
The firm’s CEO quickly recognized Andrea talents and critical thinking abilities. He was willing to give her an opportunity even though she had very little work experience? Why? He too had a law degree before attaining his Masters in Taxation and could well relate to her job hunting challenges. In the meantime, Andrea has already signed up for several accounting classes through Colorado State University on-line global campus. Her goal is to make a significant contribution during the term of this Denver temporary job. Way to go, Andrea!