So as 2009 comes to an end, I can certainly reflect upon the fact that this year has been a rollercoaster of mixed emotions and successes. In reflection, whilst I was not successful in attaining the much sought after pupillage, I have been able attain success within other area’s of my life. If there is a lesson to be taken from 2009, as one door shuts two doors open and persistence with the desire to succeed is the key!
As the snow just begins to melt a way, I reflect back upon a very different year of change of which I hope draws me a little closer in the quest for pupillage. Whilst not achieving the attainment of pupillage this year, I have accomplished the online publication of the Pupillage Blog and the transformation to ‘Twitter’, all of which have been well received by their respective readers.
ne of the conclusions that I seem to be left with from my personal experiences, is that attaining a pupillage within a particular set of chambers would seem to be more likely driven by the ability to network successfully with one or more its members, than down to the credibility and worthiness of the individual. With this in mind, it was with interest this week that I read the press release from The Bar Council upon ‘Setting the Pace on Social Mobility’.
Today’s blog discusses the arrival of the Pupillage Blog on Twitter and then addresses the importance of the covering letter for pupillage with some entertaining and engaging results from chambers.
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!
Extract from diary entry …..
…Dear diary, another day and still no more news from the Pupillage Portal. As I wait for feedback on those pupillage applications, one should not grow despondent or become downcast upon that fact that pupillage interviews are well and truly underway …..