rad lulz wrote: TTH wrote:
Lol we're so fucked. I applied to about 275 firms so far (excluding clerkships and gov't shit). Results? Zero (0).
edit: I crack up every time I see "Able Seaman" as a job category on USAJobs.
Damn bro. That's rough. I've had shit results, but I haven't dropped nearly as many apps as you have.
Honestly I think cold-emailing firms is probably a waste right now. The ones that were gonna hire before graduation largely hire 2Ls, and many firms are still in 2L recruiting. Basically I've been trying to work my pretty strong network back home. I've had varying success. People have been very willing to help at least.
I agree, but the effort to potential benefit ratio is pretty good. Not trying to humblebrag or anything, but I interviewed with 40+ firms. It was definitely worth sending follow-up apps to those since they were interested enough to give me an interview the first time around. Up to this point, I've only really applied to NALP firms, which are obvious longshots here, and clerking apps sucked up most of my time. Now, I'm going to try smaller firms in my school's market since I've already check out every firm with more than 10 attorneys in my hometown.
Even though I was no-offered, I thought having a prior SA position + good grades would get me a few looks.
I'm more worried about taking the barzam and isolating myself to looking for a job in one state. At least now I can spam the east coast.
What really makes me feel bad is I'm so comparatively lucky relative to lots of other people. I have good grades, little debt, and supportive parents. My heart goes out to y'all with 100k+.