My revived job search is officially underway, which is partially why I haven't had much time to blog recently. There's not really much to report so far, but here's how things are progressing:
1) I've sent my updated resume to just about everyone I know. I'm pretty sure this isn't going to accomplish anything, but you never know.
2) The new lawyer at my current firm is going to give me an updated copy of the Chicago four or more list. Apparently, he had a lot of luck with a mass mailing and that's how he landed this job. He says he sent out 600 resumes, so I've got some work to do.
3) I've all but given up on the idea that I'm going to find a job in an area that I really want to be in (namely, health-care). Instead, I'm tailoring my search to areas where I can actually pretend to have marketable experience. This pretty much narrows things down to real-estate and litigation. I really dislike litigation, so I'm hoping something in real-estate pulls through.
4) I'm trying to develop some sort of sales pitch to Attorney 2 regarding why he should hire me as an attorney. There are a lot of things in our practice that I do better than anyone else, which is one reason why they want me around right now. I'm just trying to figure out if I can finagle my way into an attorney position even though he knows that I only see it as a stepping stone. Yes, this is a long-shot.
5) The process of looking for jobs and the subsequent rejection is a big part of why I was so depressed several months ago. I'm resisting the urge to toss that depression scale back up on the blog.