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I applied for an associate position which requires 2-3 years schopenhauerx9908/02/16
Consider it a bullet dodged. "Too much experience" is either thedarkscrivener08/02/16
I concur. The jobs that worry about this degree of over-qual adamb08/02/16
I agree with thedarkscrivener and would add that "too much e disappearedattorney08/02/16
Yup, this job probably paid well below $50k a year. lawyer205/09/17
Sure, go ahead and burn a bridge with a snide letter because pauperesq08/02/16
I just didn't respond. I've tried to get work at that firm schopenhauerx9908/02/16
Welcome to my world sweetie. It a pedigree insult. I am fr prodigy08/02/16
your professional history? schopenhauerx9908/02/16
Ya know what's funny? I reached out to a law firm that want schopenhauerx9905/09/17
People told you above why they would do that... You won't be triplesix05/09/17
Not just law. I've seen law enforcement agencies blatantly qdllc05/09/17
Doesn't 'too much experience' just mean they aren't willing flharfh05/09/17
it's a polite way of saying you have the wrong experience. dingbat05/09/17
Sounds like those jabronis are looking to pay below-market f isthisit05/09/17
I had one tell me I didn't have enough jury experience. How fettywap05/09/17
"you look like you'd be masturbating in the office rather th dingbat05/09/17
Nah. Probably 'we had a male apply for the job, and we liked fettywap05/09/17
It was a female attorney and she hired another female. It w schopenhauerx9905/09/17
This type of thread always gets bootlickers preffessing thei triplesix05/09/17
haha lucapacioli05/09/17
haha vohod05/09/17

schopenhauerx99 (Aug 2, 2016 - 9:05 am)

I applied for an associate position which requires 2-3 years experience. They said they weren't interested because my resume showed too much experience. I was going to write back, make a couple of snide comments and explain that virtually all of my experience prior to 2013 and shortly after 2014 was part-time contract work, but I held off. The HR was just rude. But this is really my problem: I graduated ans passed the bar in the middle of the recession and had to take whatever contract jobs were available just to get experience and now they're saying I have too much of it!

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thedarkscrivener (Aug 2, 2016 - 9:15 am)

Consider it a bullet dodged. "Too much experience" is either code for, "We want someone who doesn't understand how things work so they don't realize how badly we're treating them." or "We're too cheap to pay you what you're worth and don't want you to leave when you figure that out."

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adamb (Aug 2, 2016 - 11:46 am)

I concur. The jobs that worry about this degree of over-qualification usually relies on the unwise young.

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disappearedattorney (Aug 2, 2016 - 5:25 pm)

I agree with thedarkscrivener and would add that "too much experience" is most often code for "too old." Maybe not in your case (yet), but generally.

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lawyer2 (May 9, 2017 - 1:18 pm)

Yup, this job probably paid well below $50k a year.

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pauperesq (Aug 2, 2016 - 9:14 am)

Sure, go ahead and burn a bridge with a snide letter because you don't fall within their hiring parameters.

Or, the smart play: write back thanking them for their time, express enthusiasm for the firm and your desire to work there, and ask that if a position opens in the future that is in line with your experience, they consider talking to you again.

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schopenhauerx99 (Aug 2, 2016 - 9:54 am)

I just didn't respond. I've tried to get work at that firm before and the hr manager is just an unpleasant person. I may try again if I discover things get shaken up. Someone said if you keep applying it looks positive because it displays your enthusiasm for wanting to work there; however, I think lawyers tend to get more annoyed about it because it takes time away from them.

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prodigy (Aug 2, 2016 - 1:15 pm)

Welcome to my world sweetie. It a pedigree insult. I am frustrated and depress due to the fact that they see me as over-qualified and will not stay with the company long.

There is no loyalty in America, so if a better opportunity comes along with more money why on earth would you not want to go for it. Toiling away hours on end through law school and worst the bar exam why would you want to come out of it all, under qualified. Bunch of dumb asses.

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schopenhauerx99 (Aug 2, 2016 - 2:04 pm)

your professional history?

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schopenhauerx99 (May 9, 2017 - 12:07 pm)

Ya know what's funny? I reached out to a law firm that wanted someone experience in a certain area and I found out they went with someone fresh out of law school. It seems firms find any reason in the world to exclude/include certain people they like or dislike without rhyme or reason.

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triplesix (May 9, 2017 - 1:50 pm)

People told you above why they would do that... You won't be a good slave, anyone with two brain cell learns not to get screwed after year or two of this crappy game

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qdllc (May 9, 2017 - 2:03 pm)

Not just law. I've seen law enforcement agencies blatantly state in their job announcement that "POST certified" only may apply. Then, they hire someone with neither training or experience...just because they want him in particular.

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flharfh (May 9, 2017 - 12:42 pm)

Doesn't 'too much experience' just mean they aren't willing to pay you the market rate for your experience and don't want you to leave the second you get a market offer? I wouldn't take it personally.

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dingbat (May 9, 2017 - 1:39 pm)

it's a polite way of saying you have the wrong experience.

If a position doesn't require specific knowledge or skills, I'd rather get someone inexperienced who can be trained rather than someone more likely to be stuck in their ways.

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isthisit (May 9, 2017 - 1:06 pm)

Sounds like those jabronis are looking to pay below-market for a green attorney.

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fettywap (May 9, 2017 - 1:31 pm)

I had one tell me I didn't have enough jury experience. How would he even know that? He didn't ask in the interview how many jury trials I'd done. I doubt very many attorneys applying to that job were out completing jury trials every month. They just make up a dumb excuse, because if they told you the real reason they would get in trouble.

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dingbat (May 9, 2017 - 1:40 pm)

"you look like you'd be masturbating in the office rather than working on your case"

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fettywap (May 9, 2017 - 1:54 pm)

Nah. Probably 'we had a male apply for the job, and we liked him more.'

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schopenhauerx99 (May 9, 2017 - 2:53 pm)

It was a female attorney and she hired another female. It wouldn't surprise me if that had something to do with it.

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triplesix (May 9, 2017 - 1:44 pm)

This type of thread always gets bootlickers preffessing their gospel... Although the telling people to fuk off is no way to go about life, don't listen to cacks, if you want to burn a bridge with some bottom feeders then have fun with it haha

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lucapacioli (May 9, 2017 - 9:40 pm)

haha

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vohod (May 9, 2017 - 9:50 pm)

haha

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