Like a lot of you out there I graduated law school without a job. I studied for the bar while looking for jobs. I took the bar and then gave myself a month off to visit family. And now it is October. No leads. No responses from posted openings. No clue what to do next.
While there are many, many blogs out there discussing the vast amount of us unemployed lawyers, I have found a lot of them to just be depressing. I’ve stopped trying to read about the economy and general trends of hiring/firing in the legal market. The reality is – all we really need is that one opportunity or opening and to be a right fit for that position.
Wait – don’t stop reading – I know what you’re thinking, “Really Sherlock!? What a profound statement – as if I didn’t already know that!”
My point is this: While we are waiting for that one opportunity to come around, why don’t we take full advantage of this time we have. Think about it – while our colleagues are working long hours, learning new office politics, and generally running around like odd-shaped bouncy balls, we have this time to breathe, evaluate our paths, learn new things (not law related) and sharpen our legal image.
I choose to not be depressed about the fact that I’m unemployed and instead excited about this brief gift of time. So, please continue to check back in for ideas, thoughts, and hopefully a “bright side” forum.