After logging onto the ‘Pupillage Portal’, I am confronted with yet another rejection. This time the posted thumbs down is from a set of chambers with whom I conducted a very successful mini-pupillage. The R button has been well and truly depressed and not even an interview or even a courtesy email are upon the horizon!
Given the hard work of many an evening pooling thoughts to strike life into this marathon online application, I think it is important to strike a return ball back to chambers and seek their thoughts as to why these online submissions are unsuccessful. Indeed, to explore what it was that my application lacked and furthermore, what focus I need to apply to gain a somewhat more than fanciful opportunity to get before the interview panel!
Or is the answer just staring my in the face? Why of course, perhaps I should have gone to Cambridge, obtained a first class degree and an accompanied LLM, taken up the piano and the Cambridge Footlights, acquired a taste for Gilbert and Sullivan and applied to become a barrister fifteen years earlier). Silly me, what was I thinking?
So I look upon my last small number of online applications upon the ‘Portal’ and wonder whether as has happened on previous occasions that they just might be the forgotten ones, especially as pupillage offers start to role in after 9.30am on 30th July. Watch this space for further developments!
Now to more positive thoughts, it has been great to see more Twitter followers of this blog and those injecting their PC’s with the RSS feed. Many thanks and may you continue to enjoy the Pupillage Blog.