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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
- CareerDicta: Strategies and Resources for Your Legal Career (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/)
- Podcast Episode 159: The Secret Life of Law Firms (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-159-the-secret-life-of-law-firms-w-sadie-jones/#more-18846)
- How to Handle Difficult Feedback (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-handle-difficult-feedback/)
- Podcast Episode 127: Avoid These Resume No-Gos (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-127-avoid-resume-no-gos/)
- The Balance Careers: Questions to Ask and Avoid in Legal Job Interviews (http://legalcareers.about.com/od/jobsearch/fl/Questions-to-Ask-and-Avoid-in-Legal-Job-Interviews.htm)
- Professionalism in the Legal Workplace (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/professionalism-in-the-legal-workplace/)
- Podcast Episode 1: Mindset – The Key to Success in Law School? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-1-mindset-key-success-law-school/)
- Podcast Episode 110: Revisiting Mindset (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-110-revisiting-mindset/)
Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/LST-Ep-168-How-to-Handle-Rejection-w-Sadie.pdf)
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