when the search for the first job turns into a puzzle

The avocado market is geographically unbalanced. The Paris Bar thus concentrates approximately 40% of French lawyers. Adobe Stock/Pixamo

INVESTIGATION – Many of them dream of a first collaboration in a large Parisian firm. But the reality of the job market makes many disappointed.

Lawyer, really a royal road? For the thousands of young people who come out of the eleven French training schools each year – nearly 3,700 graduates in 2020 – and who already imagine themselves working in the firm of their dreams, the return to reality can sometimes be tough. Like Camille, 25, who was aiming for a first collaboration in civil law in Paris. “As I did not see any advertisements, I sent a lot of unsolicited applications“, she explains. A month of intense but fruitless research later, “it resulted in a change of perspective. I chose to move towards a branch that recruits more easily, construction law, even if it was not in my initial plans.“.

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