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No matter how good the program you attend, nor how highly ranked you are when you graduate, there's no guarantee that you'll get a job.
Sometimes there are forms of discrimination, legal or illegal. For instance, discrimination by race or religion is illegal; discrimination by sex is illegal sometimes; and discrimination by appearance is almost always legal.

Aside from the personal factors affecting your ability to get a job, there is the ugly reality of the economy. In the 35 years that I've been in business, there have been two or three recessions in the economy; and whether you call it a recession or not, there have been shifts in the global market that have eliminated many of the higher-paying jobs in the United States and replaced them with laborers in other countries who work for much lower salaries.

So if you want to be the person who lands a job, especially a good job, you have to do everything right: the job search, the resume or application, the interview, and the follow-up, must all be appropriate for the kind of work you're looking to do and the kind of company for whom you're looking to work.

CAVEAT: From 1981 through 2000, I only worked with the LSAT and law school admissions. In 2001, I added medical school and allied health professions; and when I joined Quora in 2015, I began learning about other programs from associates. Don't be surprised if you see three times as many answers about law schools as for any other program.

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Why do employers require a BS or MS in a job description when they also clearly say that they do not care about degrees but rather about past experience and achievements?

What are millennial doing wrong when it comes to their careers?

How can I get letter of recommendation as I have no work experience?

How do you know how strong a potential recommendation letter writer's connections are?

Taking a 6 months break after graduation as a law student? There is one unfinished task which is to lose weight and be focused on my career after that

Is working at a top-tier law firm worth it given the terrible work/life balance?

I have a deep passion for learning about psychology, but am uninterested in careers any psych degree would open to me. Should I still go to school?

After graduation, will possible employers give any preference towards me if I got a degree from UChicago instead of Berkeley or Emory University?

What can you do to prepare for becoming a prosecutor/defence attorney?

Career Advice: Is an associate degree in liberal arts useless in the eyes of an employer?

How can a junior computer science and philosophy double major at a small liberal arts college in the USA get involved with research in the social sciences?

Are sales people more likely to become alcoholics or problem drinkers than people in other professions?

Why didn’t NASA accept women astronauts until 1978? Written by and used with permission from Robert Frost.

Law School: How much demand is there for an Online LLM (for foreign lawyers) from a top ranked law school?

I want to study hard in the USA and then settle there to work in huge companies. Some consultant told me that the only way to get a permanent residency there is marrying. Is this true?

How different is the analysis of a psychologist from that of a lawyer's?

I have Asperger’s and have been unable to find a girlfriend even though I’ve been working with a therapist for 8 months now. Should I give this person a one star rating for being useless to my stagnant social skills?



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