We received 964 responses to our ATL / Lateral Link survey on whether you’re looking for work, and one thing is pretty clear: if you’re a 2L right now, there’s a pretty good chance that the associates you meet in your callbacks don’t actually want to be there.
A whopping 45% of respondents who had been practicing for at least a year said that they were either already looking for a new job or about to start their search.
- 27% said they were looking for a new job right now,
- 12% said they were getting their resumes ready, and
- 6% plan to get their resumes ready just as soon as they receive their bonus checks.
But not everybody’s looking to leave right now. Another 14% of practitioners said that they weren’t planning on looking for a new job . . . because they had just started one.
Even among incoming associates, there was a surprisingly strong tendency toward jumping ship. 14% of respondents in the Class of 2008 are already looking for new jobs, and another 2% are getting their resumes ready.
And third-year law students are also looking around, as 28% of 3L’s said they were interviewing again this fall. Of these, 62% said they were no-offered, and another 5% said they received a cold offer from their summer employer.
Are You Looking For A New Job Right Now? Breakdown By Class
I’m getting my
|I’ll get my resume
ready once I
get my bonus.
|No, I just accepted
an offer or
started a new job.
Additional discussion, including a breakdown by practice area, after the jump.