As you pack away your swimsuits, pull out your favorite pieces of flannel and begin to make space in your closet for your winter boots, two things may come to mind: 1) you are about to be bombarded by a flood of ads for Pumpkin Spice Lattes and 2) job interview season is upon us. During law school, the beginning of Fall simply meant it was time to begin stressing about: classes, interview callbacks or the lack thereof and doubling down on the job search. Doubling down on my job search meant that I had to strategically juggle my new class schedule between rushing to interviews, my off-campus externship and moot court practice. This vicious cycle which was consistently marred by the anxiety of not receiving a job offer, made my Fall semester stressful to say the least. Chances are, if you’re a 2L or 3L without a permanent job offer, you may be experiencing some of what I just described.
Fall semester stress is an inevitable by-product of this interview heavy season. Sadly, I wish there were a magical means through which to zap this angst away. However, until a genie grants you your three wishes, how about trying these five mindful tips to get your anxiety in check and prepare for all the interviews coming your way?