Editor’s note: This is the eighth and final article in the series about job transitions for older attorneys. Links to previous articles in the series are listed following this article.

Looking for work is tough, especially for senior candidates in the current legal marketplace. Understand that the vast majority of employment inquiries end in rejection, regardless of experience level. Stay focused on what you have to bring to the table, and remember that despite how many “no’s” you receive, it only takes one “yes,” the right one for your career, to proceed toward success. After receiving a rejection from a particularly attractive opportunity, or after several in a row, it is tempting to give up. The only way to make a smart career move is to keep looking.

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