Yesterday, I changed my Linkedin profile to display "attorney" rather than "law clerk" as my occupation. I never really use Linkedin (since most lawyers don't even know what it is), so I really didn't think anyone would notice.
This morning, I had this message in my inbox from a woman I know: "Congrats! You finally got your lawyer job! I'm so happy for you!"
Oh, man. How do I respond to that?
Thank her for the sentiment, but assure her that the job search continues? Apologize, and say that I didn't intend to mislead her - only potential employers? Pretend to have a new job to avoid an awkward email conversation?
At the very least, I probably shouldn't mention that her congratulatory email was a crushing reminder of the fact that I don't, in fact, have a new job.
This was not a good way to start my day.