A. Nony Mouse wrote:rad lulz wrote:sparty99 wrote:Whatever. This thread is filled with people who love misery and make it depressing to read. My comment was truthful. No employer is going to hire someone with a bad attitude. If you keep doing what you are doing, you will keep getting what you are getting. There is a book called, "Knock Em' Dead," by Martin Yate. If you have interviews, read it. Think how you can diferentiate yourself in an interview. The legal industry is one of many industries. You can't get a job in it? Apply elsewhere. Still want a legal job? Apply once you get any job that pays you for your skills and experience. Self-loathing is not going to get you a job. Why were you rejected? If you continue to get interviews, evaluate what you might be doing wrong. Seek feedback. How are you applying? Is it just email or through a firm's website? Find another way to make your initial introduction. Read, "Never Send a Resume." Go to Six Flags. Go see a movie. It is just a job. A legal job doesn't define you. A school fellowship is better than being unemployed. Follow-up tomorrow with ten employers you applied to. Then apply to 10 non legal employers and 10 legal employers. Apply to five non legal positions a day, Monday through Friday.
This isn't exactly bad advice, but you deliver in such a dickish manner
Was trying to figure out how to say exactly this.
(The thing that sucks is that it's true that desperation/bitterness often come across in an interview and make it even harder to get a job, when getting a job would erase the desperation/bitterness. It's just that if that's how you're feeling, it's hard to just turn that off for an interview, though it's certainly worth trying really hard to do so.)
"I eat because I'm unhappy, and I'm unhappy because I eat. It's a vicious cycle." - Fat Bastard