164: No Offer after OCI? Here's What To Do (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, about what to do if OCI didn't go as planned, and you didn't end up with a summer associate offer for your 2L summer. All is not lost! In this episode, we discuss: Whether you can get a BigLaw summer associate position if you don’t get one through OCI Can you ask for feedback from the firm – officially or even unofficially – as to why you didn’t get an offer? Taking a long hard look at the potential deficiencies in your application – is it your grades? Your interview skills? Fix them and try again! Is this a blessing in disguise? How to use this as a growth opportunity or as a second chance to really evaluate if BigLaw is where you want to be Talking to career services – they often get a bad rap but they’re the first one firms go to if they need to hire more summer associates Hustle – if you really want this, you’re going to have to work for it – network, make coffee dates, get creative At the end of the day – find some kind of legal job even if it’s unpaid RESOURCES: Podcast Episode 132: What’s BigLaw Really Like? (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-132-whats-biglaw-really-like-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 147: Top Summer Associate Mistakes and How to Fix Them (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-147-top-summer-associate-mistakes-and-how-to-fix-them-w-sadie-jones/) CareerDicta Career Coaching (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Podcast Episode 126: How to Get People to Help with Your Job Search (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-126-get-people-help-job-search/) Trello (https://trello.com/home) Hey, Law Students: Here’s How You Network (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/hey-law-students-heres-how-you-network/) Say “Yes!” (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/say-yes/) Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/LST-Ep-164-Post-OCI-No-Offer-w-Sadie.pdf) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee

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