1. Silence
  2. Ambiguity
  3. Delay
  4. And the mother of them all: Rejection

You experience rejection even during law school. Even in the legal industry, the most sought-after candidates often face one or more of these psychological stress. You need to keep in mind that these elements are just a normal part of the legal job search process. No law firm intends to direct negative energy at every candidate. Still, the system being what it is, understanding how it works will help you cope with what can otherwise be a frustrating and ego-deflating experience. Once you can anticipate what to expect in the short run, along with your recruiter, you can better move through and negotiate each stage of the hiring process.



One of the first things you will notice about the legal job search process is: Silence.