AVBucks4239 wrote:Anonymous User wrote:OP here
The reason why in person-meeting is out of question is because I work 1+ hours away from my target market.
I definitely go to every networking event/bar function/etc. that's after work hours but even those are cutting close. I get out of work at or after 7, and get to these events at 8-8:30.
I'm always down for a drinks/coffee on weekends and have been building my network (not just for the legal field but also in general, as well as my social network), but it's definitely much harder to cold network with alumni in-person when they're so far away.
Thanks for the advice. What is a listserv btw?
Doesn't matter man. When I was a 3L I thought about moving all the way out to San Francisco. See here: http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 3&t=218116
I went there twice (for about five days each time) and got lunch/coffee with more than half a dozen people. I had phone conversations with half a dozen more. Kept in touch all the time. Actually ended up going there in January for new years, got beers with a mid-level at an employment law boutique, and we ended up watching the college football national championship for three hours. This ended with him basically saying he could at least hook me up with some contract work if I couldn't find anything.
I somewhat agree with this. You presumably get PTO; plan a bunch of meetings in the same week and then use your PTO to take the time off to go there and do them.
Does it suck to use vacation time to get a job? Sure, but not having a job will suck more. If you have no prospects right now then there is literally no reason not to try this.