If you are like me, and without a job your 3L year, perhaps you have been hitting up your Career Development Office (CDO). And they probably tell you to go out on informational interviews (it’s so important!).
I emailed a bunch of lawyers to see if they would meet with me. Shockingly, they all agreed to the interviews. I literally spent my entire break running around to law offices. Here are a few of my observations.
- This is really informative and a great thing to do. It would have been SUPER 1L year or even pre-law. Actually, if I had done this before law school, I probably wouldn’t have gone at all.
- Women are more helpful then men.
- People are really generous with their time. I mean it.
- There are no jobs out there.
- I go to a Tier 1 school in Boston. Not Harvard. (I am trying to keep my thin veil of anonymity here). The women that I talked to from my school who went to Big Firms were less helpful than others. They saw my DAs experience last summer and looked at me as if I was getting my law degree from Nicaragua. The girls from the fourth tier school, and the graduates from my school who didn’t go to big firms, were more helpful. Probably because they all had experience being scrappy. And finding a job is going to take some scrappiness.
- Nobody likes my resume’s formatting, but they all had different issues with it.
What I learned is that I need to go old school with my job search. Forget the CDO, forget sending out 1,000s of resumes, forgot networking. It’s time to appeal to the big dogs….
I don’t know that I have the right “mind” for prayer. It’s not that I don’t believe, because I do. But I keep telling God that He knows I am just going to harass Him every day until I get a job, so throw me a bone already. I vaguely remember something about humility in prayer.
Also, Katie Everybody complained that I had no photos of the baby. So gratuitously here is my girl.