Attorney (Female, Age 30) in Austin, TX

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleAttorney
Salary$180,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week70
Company Size(not answered)
LocationAustin, TX
Years Experience5 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Medium size law firm

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Research, draft memos to the clients, take depositions

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
health insurance, life insurance

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
under

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes. I hate the long hours

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
Office. It’s nice to have your own office

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 2
Hours: 8
Co-Workers: 4
Supervisors: 5
Job Title: 7
Level of Responsibility: 3
The Actual Work: 6

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
Head-hunter

What was the application process?
Submitted resume, writing sample, transcript

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes, interviews. 3 rounds of interviews

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Previous experience, technical background questions

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
No, training

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Not really, law school is more about learning to think critically and provides a theoretical background but not about day-to-day legal work

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
Yes.

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Consider the life-work balance before going to law school

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Great writing skills, social skills, ability to work under pressure

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Yes

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Take that trip to Europe now cause once you start working you won’t have time for vacation

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1associate3170000Intellectual Property Associate attorney
Prior Job 2associate2125Intellectual Property Associate attorney

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:4

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
4American Universitylaw and society
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
3.56WCLlaw

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