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What # of interviews will reasonably assure you of a job?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:57 pm

I have 19 interviews at a T50 school, and I'm a slightly above average interviewer. Also above average attractiveness and have some interesting things on my resume. Should I be cautiously optimistic?

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Re: What # of interviews will reasonably assure you of a job?

Postby 270910 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:58 pm

No.

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Re: What # of interviews will reasonably assure you of a job?

Postby Cavalier » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:59 pm

Grades?

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Re: What # of interviews will reasonably assure you of a job?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:59 pm

edit. see below.
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Re: What # of interviews will reasonably assure you of a job?

Postby pandacot » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have 19 interviews at a T50 school, and I'm a slightly above average interviewer. Also above average attractiveness and have some interesting things on my resume. Should I be cautiously optimistic?


Congrats on your above averageness on so many fronts.

I would think you should be irrationally fearful.

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Re: What # of interviews will reasonably assure you of a job?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:00 pm

Cavalier wrote:Grades?


Somewhere between top 10% and top 5%.

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Re: What # of interviews will reasonably assure you of a job?

Postby Pablo Ramirez » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:01 pm

That T50 school on your resume makes you one fugly mofo.

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Re: What # of interviews will reasonably assure you of a job?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:02 pm

I have:

45 screening interviews (30 of which I've already done via LPIP and OCI)
6 CBs (2 of which I've already gone on)
4 dings
0 offers

I'm still nervous about getting a job. I've been somewhat ill throughout this whole process and because of this I haven't been able to prepare as well as I would have liked to for my interviews.

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Re: What # of interviews will reasonably assure you of a job?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have:

45 screening interviews (30 of which I've already done via LPIP and OCI)
6 CBs (2 of which I've already gone on)
4 dings
0 offers

I'm still nervous about getting a job. I've been somewhat ill throughout this whole process and because of this I haven't been able to prepare as well as I would have liked to for my interviews.


Wow... grades and school?

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Re: What # of interviews will reasonably assure you of a job?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:04 pm

I don't think you should take anything for granted, especially in this economy.

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Re: What # of interviews will reasonably assure you of a job?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have:

45 screening interviews (30 of which I've already done via LPIP and OCI)
6 CBs (2 of which I've already gone on)
4 dings
0 offers

I'm still nervous about getting a job. I've been somewhat ill throughout this whole process and because of this I haven't been able to prepare as well as I would have liked to for my interviews.


Wow... grades and school?


T14, top 15% (better first semester grades than second), non-EE technical background.

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Re: What # of interviews will reasonably assure you of a job?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have:

45 screening interviews (30 of which I've already done via LPIP and OCI)
6 CBs (2 of which I've already gone on)
4 dings
0 offers

I'm still nervous about getting a job. I've been somewhat ill throughout this whole process and because of this I haven't been able to prepare as well as I would have liked to for my interviews.


Wow... grades and school?


T14, top 15% (better first semester grades than second), non-EE technical background.


how are your interviewing skills?

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Re: What # of interviews will reasonably assure you of a job?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:15 pm

disco_barred wrote:No.


So you think more likely than not I won't get a job?

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Re: What # of interviews will reasonably assure you of a job?

Postby JordynAsh » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have:

45 screening interviews (30 of which I've already done via LPIP and OCI)
6 CBs (2 of which I've already gone on)
4 dings
0 offers

I'm still nervous about getting a job. I've been somewhat ill throughout this whole process and because of this I haven't been able to prepare as well as I would have liked to for my interviews.


Wow... grades and school?


T14, top 15% (better first semester grades than second), non-EE technical background.


:shock: yikes.

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Re: What # of interviews will reasonably assure you of a job?

Postby 270910 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
disco_barred wrote:No.


So you think more likely than not I won't get a job?


Here is what I think:

Interviews mean absolutely nothing. It was a bit more useful when you posted your school and rank, but seriously, just saying "I have ____ interviews should I be comfortable?" I will always answer no. The Yallies are getting 10-15. You have 19, I'm sure you will get Wachtell!!!! It just doesn't work that way. Firms often select substantially more candidates than they can hire, and GPA is huge but personality, experience, pedigree, interview skills, and geography are super important too. Are you a 20 year old Wyoming native interviewing with 19 DC firms that each have an average summer class size of 2 students? Are you a 30 year old fund manager from Harvard interviewing with 19 NYC firms that each hire more than 60-70 summer associates?

You can't fucking tell a single thing by "number of interviews." You have 19 interviews. Good luck! Nobody ITE is assured of anything. The closest you can come is top of your class at a good school. Everyone else needs to sweat it out, TLS can't assuage your fears. This is the process, it is what it is.

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Re: What # of interviews will reasonably assure you of a job?

Postby Renzo » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:20 pm

Well, if your as great and personable as you say, you should only need one interview.

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Re: What # of interviews will reasonably assure you of a job?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:21 pm

disco_barred wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
disco_barred wrote:No.


So you think more likely than not I won't get a job?


Here is what I think:

Interviews mean absolutely nothing. It was a bit more useful when you posted your school and rank, but seriously, just saying "I have ____ interviews should I be comfortable?" I will always answer no. The Yallies are getting 10-15. You have 19, I'm sure you will get Wachtell!!!! It just doesn't work that way. Firms often select substantially more candidates than they can hire, and GPA is huge but personality, experience, pedigree, interview skills, and geography are super important too. Are you a 20 year old Wyoming native interviewing with 19 DC firms that each have an average summer class size of 2 students? Are you a 30 year old fund manager from Harvard interviewing with 19 NYC firms that each hire more than 60-70 summer associates?

You can't fucking tell a single thing by "number of interviews." You have 19 interviews. Good luck! Nobody ITE is assured of anything. The closest you can come is top of your class at a good school. Everyone else needs to sweat it out, TLS can't assuage your fears. This is the process, it is what it is.


Standing ovation.

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Re: What # of interviews will reasonably assure you of a job?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:22 pm

Renzo wrote:Well, if your as great and personable as you say, you should only need one interview.


Oh jeeze, I said slightly above average interview skills. Don't get so defensive.

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Re: What # of interviews will reasonably assure you of a job?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:23 pm

disco_barred wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
disco_barred wrote:No.


So you think more likely than not I won't get a job?


Here is what I think:

Interviews mean absolutely nothing. It was a bit more useful when you posted your school and rank, but seriously, just saying "I have ____ interviews should I be comfortable?" I will always answer no. The Yallies are getting 10-15. You have 19, I'm sure you will get Wachtell!!!! It just doesn't work that way. Firms often select substantially more candidates than they can hire, and GPA is huge but personality, experience, pedigree, interview skills, and geography are super important too. Are you a 20 year old Wyoming native interviewing with 19 DC firms that each have an average summer class size of 2 students? Are you a 30 year old fund manager from Harvard interviewing with 19 NYC firms that each hire more than 60-70 summer associates?

You can't fucking tell a single thing by "number of interviews." You have 19 interviews. Good luck! Nobody ITE is assured of anything. The closest you can come is top of your class at a good school. Everyone else needs to sweat it out, TLS can't assuage your fears. This is the process, it is what it is.


Thanks, this is appreciated.

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Re: What # of interviews will reasonably assure you of a job?

Postby dood » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:35 pm

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Re: What # of interviews will reasonably assure you of a job?

Postby 98234872348 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:40 pm

dood wrote:
Renzo wrote:Well, if your as great and personable as you say, you should only need one interview.


nice bro. i'm a fucking baller at interviewing and have 1 preselect at OCI, so i should be money.

I thought I was the only one who thought that my 1 EIW preselect meant I was biglawsecure.

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Re: What # of interviews will reasonably assure you of a job?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:45 pm

mistergoft wrote:
dood wrote:
Renzo wrote:Well, if your as great and personable as you say, you should only need one interview.


nice bro. i'm a fucking baller at interviewing and have 1 preselect at OCI, so i should be money.

I thought I was the only one who thought that my 1 EIW preselect meant I was biglawsecure.


wait u'r gunning for DLA PIPER TOO? oh jesus worlds are about to collide. LOL

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Re: What # of interviews will reasonably assure you of a job?

Postby dood » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:47 pm

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Re: What # of interviews will reasonably assure you of a job?

Postby 98234872348 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
mistergoft wrote:
dood wrote:
Renzo wrote:Well, if your as great and personable as you say, you should only need one interview.


nice bro. i'm a fucking baller at interviewing and have 1 preselect at OCI, so i should be money.

I thought I was the only one who thought that my 1 EIW preselect meant I was biglawsecure.


wait u'r gunning for DLA PIPER TOO? oh jesus worlds are about to collide. LOL

They dinged me. I won't give up though, 3L OCI FTW!

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Re: What # of interviews will reasonably assure you of a job?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:52 pm

I have 27 Screening Interviews (OCI and Mass Mail) and I'm pretty sure I'm getting nothing (T14 Slightly above Median).




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