rad lulz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Did the full gamut of 3L job searching last year and only wound up finding something in April. Would be happy to take questions/give advice.
How did you do it and what did you get.
September-October were relatively busy in terms of interviews. I did a biglaw/midlaw mass mail, clerkship mailing to about 100 judges, 3L OCI (20 interviews) and federal government honors programs. I ended up with 3 cbs out of the whole deal and struck out after getting to second round callbacks at one firm (some 3L hiring is more like lateral hiring than 2L).
I'll say that I was CCN, median after 1L, and top 1/3 after 2L. I also had worked several simultaneous jobs during 2L which gave me an interesting angle. Two of those jobs got me callbacks- one I worked directly for a co-managing partner and the other for a well connected businessdood.
From about Oct to Feb was dead silence- almost no jobs being posted to apply to. Thus was the worst time. During that time I continued to work several jobs/internships and got a big surprise resume boost. I put together a practice interest narrative based on my job. I also generally blew off class spring semester. Around Feb, things started to pick up. I received two biglaw interviews, an interview for a compliance job, and a boutique callback, mostly through Symplicity resume drops. I also received a call from one of my clerkship apps out of the blue. I got that offer and turned down the compliance job (for a big bank).