Skye wrote:TooOld4This wrote:Best of luck to everyone navigating this process right now.
Thumbs up to that! Seems like navigating is what we’ve been doing since day 1. LSAT, what school, the grades, then will I get a good SA and now we’re standing on the “will I be offered” trapdoor. As rosy as things seem, some of the earlier no-offer SA stories are unnerving. I would love to hear what someone did to immediately and successfully bounce back from a no-offer. Was it luck, a great plan B, or what?
I can't think of anyone who immediately bounced back from getting a no-offer( or from getting lathamed or stealthed either.). The Dewey SAs found other jobs remarkably quickly but that was because firms wanted to help them out. Theoretically I suppose it is possible if you have tremendous contacts and networks, but even then it could take a while before you get an answer.
The problem is that there aren't job openings to " immediately and successfully" jump into. Biglaw firms aren't going to hire until they know what their class will look like. Government isn't a backup anymore where you can just get a job. Clerkships take a while to land. Smaller firms only hire if they need someone.
This is one reason why this thread matters. The difficulty of finding another job requires a strong support network. If it was simple to " bounce back " there wouldn't be so much emotional and psychological stress.