Life After Hirebacks Part 3: How to Spend Your Summer, and Starting Your Job Hunt in the Fall

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Welcome to the third instalment in my series on Life After Hirebacks, designed specifically for articling students. If you missed the earlier posts, you can find them here: 

Life After Hirebacks Part 1: What to do if You Weren’t Hired Back

Life After Hirebacks Part 2: Writing Your Own Reference Letters

Today, I’ll be answering some of the questions I’m most frequently asked by students who weren’t hired back – questions like Should I be applying to smaller firms? and How long did it take you to find a job? I’ll answer these, and more, in the hopes of helping you decide what to do next.

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Life After Hirebacks Part 2: Writing Your Own Reference Letters

PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR ARTICLING STUDENTS

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Welcome to the second instalment of a three-part series on Life After Hirebacks, designed specifically for articling students. If you missed the first one, you can find it here: What To Do If You Weren’t Hired Back. Part 3 can be found here: How to Spend Your Summer, and Starting Your Job Hunt in the Fall.

This post is all about reference letters, and more specifically, what you should do if you are asked to prepare the initial draft of your own reference letter. If you’re thinking “Are you kidding me? I have to write my own f*cking reference letter?”. I’m not kidding. It’s completely possible that you’ll be asked to do this. 

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Life After Hirebacks Part 1: What To Do If You Weren’t Hired Back

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AN OPEN LETTER TO ARTICLING STUDENTS ABOUT LIFE AFTER HIREBACKS

Dear Articling Students,

You just spent ten months working away at your law firm only to get the news that you aren’t being hired back. The thing you most feared has just happened, and it doesn’t feel fair. Now you’re in the awkward position of having to continue working for the people who just rejected you for another few weeks. At least you (hopefully) don’t have to physically go into the office and face these people, right? Thanks, COVID-19.

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