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Mock Interview Leading to Real Interview?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:50 pm

Has anyone ever heard of a mock interview leading to some sort of offer/callback at the interviewer's firm? My school has outside employers come in to do the mock interviews before OCI, and I'm just wondering if these types of mock interviews ever lead to someone getting called in for a real interview. I'm not sure if these interviewers are mostly from the firms participating in OCI, but I would imagine they are. You don't have to be selected for the mock interview, you just sign up through career services.

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Re: Mock Interview Leading to Real Interview?

Postby jp0094 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:52 pm

Career services at my school has claimed this has happened before. I guess it happens.

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Re: Mock Interview Leading to Real Interview?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:56 pm

I did a mock interview with an alumni from a top NY law firm, and was told at the end of the interview that I should apply there for 2L OCI. Career services mentioned that they sometimes keep track of particularly compelling individuals and look for their names as 2Ls. It's possible, though there's no way to know whether the firm you're referring to does that or not.

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Re: Mock Interview Leading to Real Interview?

Postby on_ne_sait_jamais » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I did a mock interview with an alumni from a top NY law firm, and was told at the end of the interview that I should apply there for 2L OCI. Career services mentioned that they sometimes keep track of particularly compelling individuals and look for their names as 2Ls. It's possible, though there's no way to know whether the firm you're referring to does that or not.


If there's one thing you learn in law school- don't listen to career services.

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Re: Mock Interview Leading to Real Interview?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:37 pm

At the end of my mock interview, I was handed a business card, told to keep in touch, and that "I should get in touch with [the attorney] if I fell through the cracks during OCI and [the attorney] would be sure I got an interview."

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Re: Mock Interview Leading to Real Interview?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:03 pm

Had a mock last week and was informed by the interviewer to definitely get in touch with him at OCI so that he could make sure that I meet other attorneys at the firm (essentially, the mock was my screen; I'm hoping it works out even better as it goes on).

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Re: Mock Interview Leading to Real Interview?

Postby ObviouslyMasochistic » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:10 pm

I had a mock interview which led to a phone interview which led to a 1L summer associate position which led to a 2L summer associate position.

It can happen!




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