Hi! I'm in a bit of a tricky situation decision wise and can't make up my mind!
I'm currently working in a big London firm and really loving it.
However, I have been offered a paralegal job for a year which should (no promises) turn into a training contract next September. It is with a very small, one office firm in an area that I dislike and is very far away from my family and friends. I want to specialise in family, and there is only a 50% chance I will be offered a seat in it. Since it is a small firm, the training they offer doesn't sound like it's a great standard, and they focus more on commercial law which I'm not interested in.
I much prefer the location, pay, colleagues and bonuses of where I am currently working but being a London firm a training contract won't open until 2016 and there's no promise I will get it.
So should I stick with where I'm happy and hope I get an offer elsewhere or give up what I'm doing and take the new job?
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Last edited by ClaireLouise114; 24-07-2014 at 21:53.
- 24-07-2014 21:42
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- 26-07-2014 00:39
Stick, even if it was a sure thing for a TC the other job would be dubious, as it is I suspect it's just that your current firm are being more honest with you.
- 27-07-2014 23:22
Stick. Only move for a guaranteed TC, not a paralegal job that might turn into one.
- 27-07-2014 23:38
Stick. You sound so much happier when describing your current job!
Plus the other option appears uncertain anyway.
And working at a big London firm will probably increase your chances of a tc hopefully at your current firm but also other big named firms