Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we’re talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, about ways to handle rejection in a professional manner. While some law students may not have already experienced rejection or failure, it will happen and that’s ok – so tune in to learn how to respond professionally.
In this episode, we discuss:
- Why this even matters and when you may face rejection in law school
- What NOT to do when reacting to a rejection from a job, law review position, or even a judge’s ruling (including a horror story or two)
- How to respond gracefully, even if you’re upset, surprised, or about to cry!
- The truth about why people get rejected – it’s most often not personal – and how to salvage the relationship for the future (because the legal world is small)
- When is it ok to ask “why?” and how to respond to feedback (Note: whatever you do, do not get defensive or argue!)
- Best ways to make amends if you DO react badly or unprofessionally
Thanks for listening!
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- Podcast Episode 110: Revisiting Mindset
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