As suggested by my recruiter, I've started sending my snazzy new resume to several small to medium sized firms in the Chicago area.
Using the language of my law school career counselor, I've opted for a "targeted mailing" rather than a "mass mailing." The difference being, rather than simply sending my resume everywhere, I have selected firms in specific practice areas.
There are three main areas of law which I have "targeted" for the purpose of this mailing: Real Estate, Healthcare and Medical Malpractice. If you actually want to know my rationale, feel free to send me an email.
This narrowed my list down to about 200 firms. It's not as bad as it sounds, since most of them have email addresses. But, and here's the tricky part, my home computer is pretty fucked up and doesn't have Word. So, I'm doing all of this at work. So far, I've sent out about forty resumes and have done absolutely nothing work related today.
Once I finish, I guess I'll just sit around waiting for my phone to start ringing off the hook. I'm pretty sure that's how this is supposed to work.