Anonymous User wrote:You know what's even worse? I've had not one not two but THREE professors all approach me after watching me do a mock trial and tell me I absolutely need to be a prosecutor and I have incredible talent. They seem shocked when I tell them I don't have a job and then immediately tell me they'll talk to all the prosecutors they know and tell them they need to hire me. This has happened THREE TIMES and nothing. I send a resume, I follow up, nothing. And every time it gets my hopes up and I feel like it's just danging the bait in front of my face then taking it away. The most recent one was an actual judge and still nothing. I used to be super flattered by it and excited and now it's just annoying. Because even though I know by now not to get my hopes up, I always do and then I get incredibly disappointed when even though I follow up, nothing comes of it.
I know this may not help but the job market is super saturated. You don't have to be doing anything wrong to not get a job. You have people making calls for you and that is the best way to get a job. Just keep going. Keep applying and don't lose faith in yourself.
I wish I knew more about getting into prosecution, but I don't. The job market is very tough.
Just keep applying and believe in yourself.
Have you followed up with anyone you interviewed with to ask for some insight or tips about what happened? If you had personal recommendations, I would see nothing wrong with contacting the person and asking them for coffee or lunch or something after work and ask for some help in your job search. I don't know if prosecutors have time to do this, but try to work those connections to see if they know other jobs or insight into getting hired. Ask them if you can stay in touch and then follow up.