What’s the significance of 1 September? For many penultimate year law students today is judgment day as they finally find out whether all the hard work has paid off. That’s because 1 September is the date when law firms traditionally send out their training contract offer letters.
For me, however, the day marked the official start of autumn as my lucky husband who has just had a six-week summer break finally returned to school (incidentally, he’s a teacher just in case your were wondering). Saying that, given London is currently basking in glorious sunshine perhaps we might be able to cling onto summer for just a couple more days.
Either way it’s now dark when I get up in the mornings, which is frankly a little bit depressing. Nonetheless, autumn is my favourite time of the year. Not just because it’s my birthday later this month but also because it is the time of year when law firms gear up to launch their new graduate recruitment campaigns.
So what’s the new recruitment calendar likely to have in stock for aspiring lawyers? The good news is that despite ongoing fears of a double dip recession most recruiters are feeling more optimistic and as always plan to hit the roads next month (October) in a bid to promote their wares to would-be lawyers.
Most of my contacts are being relatively secretive about their 2011/12 graduate recruitment campaigns in a bid to make a major splash when the law fairs kick-off next month. However, no doubt there’ll be all sorts of weird and wonderful ideas being unveiled so watch this space.
So enjoy your last couple of weeks of time-off from campus because your life is about to get a whole lot busier.