A. Nony Mouse wrote:Eh, depends how you define hitting the pavement. Someone shouldn't just show up at a law firm, resume in hand, but informational interviewing/networking can help people out.
I'm sure this method would not work for every firm in every market, but I am saying it worked at least twice that I know of. In the one instance, the person did not get any offers at OCI, mass mailed, sent out resumes to all open positions that they knew of or could find, ect. After striking out, they went out to meet attorneys at small to mid size firms. Showed up, resume in hand, met with a partner at the firm, and about a week later got a job offer and started working at the firm.
Maybe it was a stroke of luck or the stars aligned or something. This wouldn't happen at a V50 or large market firm, or most firms for that matter.
If I were desperate enough to find work and knew of a solid market of firms to try and target, I would give it a shot.