Today I had my very last interview with a law firm, let’s call it X.
The interview was with a partner of X and a graduate recruiter from X. They were lovely, a bit too lovely actually. I got very comfortable, VERY quickly – to the extent that I talked to them as if they were my friends.
Perhaps this doesn’t seem like too much of a problem – oh if only. Unfortunately (in terms of job searching) my type of personality can sometimes come off as “crazy”. I talk non-stop when excited and often incoherently too. That’s not great when communication is apparently one of the most sought after skills by law firms!
The thing is, is that X is a really swanky law firm! Their office is shockingly high tech and modern – it made me want to work there! But in all honesty, I am 99.9% sure that I will be rejected.
Sad isn’t it? Putting so much effort into applying and throwing it away for being yourself.
I don’t think it’s sad at all!
So I will most likely face rejection, so I may not be in a very good position but I stayed true to myself. Also, if they don’t like me for me, then I guess it will be a bit problematic when it comes to working with these people in the future!
There is absolutely no point in dwelling on bumps in the road, even if the bump is huge and your metaphorical car just can’t get through! Honestly, what is the point?
I know that law buds can dwell on, what tends to be referred to as, failure or rejection, but these things happen and the world keeps going! If you dwell you’ll just stay in one place your whole life! But if you move on, then life gets interesting!
HNTBALS says move it! Forget it! Learn to love it! – something along those lines… Rejection and failure is just a part of life, but you have to just go with it.
So there’s rule 4, do forget it, don’t sweat it!