I am a licensed attorney in the State of NY. I have two ivy league degrees, and up until March ‘09 was practicing commercial litigation at one of the top 10 firms in the US. Since March I have been unemployed and this blog is an effort to chronicle my adventures in seeking a new job. My hope is that this blog will enlighten others who either 1- are thinking of going into the legal field, 2- were similarly affected by the economic downturn, or 3- can find some humor in the misfortunes of life.
At the time I am writing this introduction I have been unemployed for a total of 24 weeks. During these 24 weeks I have had many experiences worthy of blogging but at the time they occurred this was not possible since I was not maintaining a blog. So in an effort to provide a wealth of interesting content and to chronicle my prior unemployment sojourns, my blog entries will begin by discussing events in the recent past when my unemployment woes began. I will continue to call upon these examples until my prior experiences catch up to my current reality.
I hope you enjoy this blog and please contact me with improvements, thoughts, comments or even your own job searching anecdotes.
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