MC qualifier here. 2PQE.
Of course, everyone knows in private practice it’s all about how many years PQE you are. I’ve managed to secure a role (in house, financial services) looking for a person who is 4+ PQE. They’ve also agreed to meet me at my current salary which is pretty good for an in-house role (6 figures).
Have I punched way above my weight? My biggest fear is being caught out or getting fired on the basis they need someone more experienced than me… then I’m left with nothing… do I just stay in the job which I hate because of the fear of the unknown?! People have said that training at MC firms prepares you a lot more than average firms but I don’t know how true that is.
I’m an ambitious person and want to be successful in life but I’m so over the politics that comes with being at a law firm.