Left jobless on qualification

I am due to qualify in September and have just received the news that all fourth seat trainees must be dreading. I wanted to qualify into the litigation department but haven’t been successful so will be leaving my firm in a few months.

I am due to qualify in September and have just received the news that all fourth seat trainees must be dreading. I wanted to qualify into the litigation department but haven’t been successful so will be leaving my firm in a few months. I am obviously really worried as the job market for newly qualified lawyers is horrendous. What shall I do – take a gap year until the market picks up or look for another job?