Simultaneously Over and Under Qualified

| by Anonymous |

Being a 43-year old attorney trying to break away from legal practice is a nightmare. I’m constantly labeled over- or under-qualified. Not once in my multi-year career-change search has anyone paid me the respectful honesty of a plain explanation of why I’m not the chosen candidate for a position. I’ve provided candidates that as a hiring officer; it wasn’t hard and didn’t cost a dime. But, job hunting for a satisfactory salary with benefits as a middle-aged female attorney looking outside of legal practice is as trying and exhausting and self-deprecating a challenge as any I’ve faced. Someday I’ll have a happier story to share. For today, I’m grateful for this safe place to just share in my sadness. Thank you.

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