Searching for a job is, in itself, a full-time job. Eight hours of polishing your resume and cover letter, applying to positions, networking, and interviewing can take a lot out of you, and doing all that for an extended period of time can really take its toll. Burnout comes in all shapes and forms, and you don't have to be employed full-time in order to experience it. When unemployment drifts on, it develops its own feedback loop: Physical and mental health issues impair your ability to make good decisions and manage your job search.
To catch this loop as early as you can, Resume.io created a guide to identifying and defeating job search fatigue. The guide covers how to manage your job search project without it running rings around you, as well as how to calm your existing fatigue to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
The relationship between employee and boss is an important one for all parties involved. It is obviously a crucial one for the employee—their manager can make changes in their role and has significant sway over their progression and success within the company.
Regardless of whether you find out at the beginning or end of the hiring process that you didn’t get an offer, it's a mistake not to change your approach going forward. If you keep taking the same approach, you'll likely keep getting the same results.
There is one question you can always expect during your legal job interview: Do you have any questions for us? Preparing thoughtful, well-researched questions for this part of your interview is a great way to show your interest in the legal employer and that you have done your homework.