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how to stay focused on study while looking for jobs?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:28 am

just finished another interview. was told to expect a result in 1 week to 10 days.
the waiting is really killing me, as it is already march and I'm still looking for a 1L job. :?

Can't really be focused on study. How did everyone else manage to go through this ordeal?

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Re: how to stay focused on study while looking for jobs?

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:30 am

Moot court, appellate brief and spring break planning were all exponentially more distracting than the 1L job search.

But then again, I went TT and interned for a judge. YMMV.

Also, why the hell was OP's post anonymous?

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Re: how to stay focused on study while looking for jobs?

Postby hangtime813 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:37 am

be careful OP. I job searched my entire first semester of 2L, and saw my grades just tank. I think its a lot more than just time consuming, there is a psychological factor of waiting and getting your hopes up/down which i feel matters in your overall performance. My advice would just to try to keep your nerves/hopes in check so that you go into studying/finals with a clear head, regardless of whether you got a job or are still looking. if you have a job, you may be tempted to slack. if you are still looking, your attention will be focused on stressing over it

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Re: how to stay focused on study while looking for jobs?

Postby nevdash » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:05 pm

Just sack up. I didn't get a 2L summer job until March and still binked a 4.0 that year. Then I spent the first part of 3L fall looking for a post-grad job and still binked a 4.0 that semester. And no, it wasn't in "Law and ___" classes. Seriously, any time you feel like you can't handle schoolwork on top of other commitments, just tell yourself to sack up.

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Re: how to stay focused on study while looking for jobs?

Postby BeenDidThat » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:just finished another interview. was told to expect a result in 1 week to 10 days.
the waiting is really killing me, as it is already march and I'm still looking for a 1L job. :?

Can't really be focused on study. How did everyone else manage to go through this ordeal?


You're a hiring partner/head of local housing nonprofit/assistant GC in charge of recruiting/etc. You have back-to-back interviews with two 2Ls from the same or similar schools who are potential hires. One had 1L summer jobs with a judge and a firm in town. She has a 3.1 (median). The other had an RAship for 6 weeks and nothing for the other half of the summer. She has a 3.7 (top 10%). Who do you hire?

Eyes on the prize.

Also, don't worry about the nerves...every law student goes through that. You're quite able. Keep your head down and keep pushing.

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Re: how to stay focused on study while looking for jobs?

Postby Agent » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:23 pm

+1

BeenDidThat wrote:You're a hiring partner/head of local housing nonprofit/assistant GC in charge of recruiting/etc. You have back-to-back interviews with two 2Ls from the same or similar schools who are potential hires. One had 1L summer jobs with a judge and a firm in town. She has a 3.1 (median). The other had an RAship for 6 weeks and nothing for the other half of the summer. She has a 3.7 (top 10%). Who do you hire?

Eyes on the prize.

Also, don't worry about the nerves...every law student goes through that. You're quite able. Keep your head down and keep pushing.




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