Rejecting candidates, even where they're unqualified, is hard. It's tough to respond to the resume submission with a rejection message because it's often clear that the applicant put a great deal of effort into the effort. I hate being the source of bad news. Most of us don't want to be the bad guy in this scenario. For many of us, the problem isn’t happening at home. It’s happening at the office. We’re hemorrhaging cash inside the law firm before the money ever makes it to the house.