If these frightening times find you young and unemployed, here's some advice from a prior downturn: Do anything it takes to get experience, even if that entails accepting a low salary, relocating or taking a detour through Egypt. Lawyer Doug Saeltzer did all three after earning his J.D. in the wake of the early 1990s recession. He says experience is key because as things get better, firms will be looking for "somebody they can give those 30 files to ... and ethically say: Deal with this."
When You're Job Hunting, Do Anything It Takes for Experience
April 8, 2009