The Vale of Tears (3L Job Hunting) (No advice for 0/1/2Ls)

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Re: The Vale of Tears (3L Job Hunting) (No advice for 0/1/2Ls)

Postby rcharter1978 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Feeling rly depressed today. It’s been about a month after my lay off and still no offers. I realize it is year end but I am still not feeling great about my job prospects. Some days I want to say fuck it and leave the practice of law entirely. Working at a bank making 60-70k with good benefits seems tempting. Any job other than law seems tempting at this point... :oops:

This is the nature of the beast. Keep working on it, it just takes one prospect to work out. That's all. I hated the job search and it sucked all the monkey balls in the world, and then suddenly I had two job offers. Just do the best you can and don't beat yourself up when you take a day to stew and feel sorry for yourself. And then get and get back at it!


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Re: The Vale of Tears (3L Job Hunting) (No advice for 0/1/2Ls)

Postby QContinuum » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:23 pm

rcharter1978 wrote:Yeah, I'm no hiring partner, but I'd be pretty put off if I directly asked a candidate about their grades and their reply was "grades don't matter."

Agree with the above. I hope no jobseeker follows that advice. Being combative with the interviewer is an awful strategy.

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Re: The Vale of Tears (3L Job Hunting) (No advice for 0/1/2Ls)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:49 pm

Recent grad here -- I struggled to find a full-time job until I finally passed the California bar.

I've been applying for jobs since August. Out of 300 applications (all public interest employers), I managed to get 15 interviews. Out of those interviews, I finally got an offer. It was definitely a roller coaster ride, but staying optimistic and grinding every day goes a long way. Things will work out!

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