hearing back re callbacks, and advice going forward

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hearing back re callbacks, and advice going forward

Postby 2LLLL » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:53 pm

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Re: hearing back re callbacks, and advice going forward

Postby Jarndyce » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:40 pm

Some firms do 3L interviews, but those are admittedly very limited.

Don't worry so much yet- I am trying not to. I am top 5% at a high t-2, and I had about 15 OCIs last week. Out of those, I have heard back from 2 (I got callbacks to both), I know of two that have started callbacks already which I did not get, and the rest are still uncertain. There is still time... plus you probably already bagged one more callback than a lot of people will even get.

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Re: hearing back re callbacks, and advice going forward

Postby 270910 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:47 pm

2LLLL wrote:[A]t what point can you assume that silence is a ding?


Never. Some firms take months to reject, others sometimes give a callback in late September even if most were done earlier. You're dinged when you're dinged. Obviously prolonged silence isn't a good sign, but "it varies" really is the only answer.

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Re: hearing back re callbacks, and advice going forward

Postby truthypants » Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:04 pm

You can always switch to part-time and get another crack at OCI next year (employers usually are seeking 2Ds or 3Es-not 3Ds, tho).

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Re: hearing back re callbacks, and advice going forward

Postby chadwick218 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:15 pm

Hang in there. I received a callback from a firm today that I interviewed with 14 days ago. You should also keep in mind that if you are outside of New York and DC, firms tend to move much slower (especially in Chicago, Texas, and California).

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Re: hearing back re callbacks, and advice going forward

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:23 pm

chadwick218 wrote:Hang in there. I received a callback from a firm today that I interviewed with 14 days ago. You should also keep in mind that if you are outside of New York and DC, firms tend to move much slower (especially in Chicago, Texas, and California).


a lot of chicago firms dont start callbacks until around labor day. NY on other hand usually has a very quick turnaround. I got most of my rejections/callbacks within 10 days of interviewing while the chicago firms gave a 2-3 weeks timeline for decisions

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Re: hearing back re callbacks, and advice going forward

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:30 pm

chadwick218 wrote:Hang in there. I received a callback from a firm today that I interviewed with 14 days ago. You should also keep in mind that if you are outside of New York and DC, firms tend to move much slower (especially in Chicago, Texas, and California).


This hasn't really been the experience for Columbia's EIP (either for California or Chicago, not sure about Texas) -- maybe this is a recent phenomenon related to the change in the acceptance window?

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Re: hearing back re callbacks, and advice going forward

Postby shmoo597 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:21 pm

disco_barred wrote:
2LLLL wrote:[A]t what point can you assume that silence is a ding?


Never. Some firms take months to reject, others sometimes give a callback in late September even if most were done earlier. You're dinged when you're dinged. Obviously prolonged silence isn't a good sign, but "it varies" really is the only answer.


I just want to take this opportunity to say that I appreciate your posts disco. In a sea of paranoia, groupthink, and herd-following, you're often the only voice of reason around here. Shit is rarely as clear cut/black and white as people want it to be.

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Re: hearing back re callbacks, and advice going forward

Postby Pablo Ramirez » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
chadwick218 wrote:Hang in there. I received a callback from a firm today that I interviewed with 14 days ago. You should also keep in mind that if you are outside of New York and DC, firms tend to move much slower (especially in Chicago, Texas, and California).


a lot of chicago firms dont start callbacks until around labor day. NY on other hand usually has a very quick turnaround. I got most of my rejections/callbacks within 10 days of interviewing while the chicago firms gave a 2-3 weeks timeline for decisions


Does this apply to a national firm like Kirkland & Ellis?

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Re: hearing back re callbacks, and advice going forward

Postby dresden doll » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:42 pm

Firms will contact you when they choose to reject you. Hang in there.

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Re: hearing back re callbacks, and advice going forward

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:04 am

Pablo Ramirez wrote:
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chadwick218 wrote:Hang in there. I received a callback from a firm today that I interviewed with 14 days ago. You should also keep in mind that if you are outside of New York and DC, firms tend to move much slower (especially in Chicago, Texas, and California).


a lot of chicago firms dont start callbacks until around labor day. NY on other hand usually has a very quick turnaround. I got most of my rejections/callbacks within 10 days of interviewing while the chicago firms gave a 2-3 weeks timeline for decisions


Does this apply to a national firm like Kirkland & Ellis?


I dont interview with them until next week so I am not sure what their timeline is. Most of the firms that I have interviewed are midsize firms that wait till they do all their OCI at various schools before scheduling callbacks

dresden doll wrote:Firms will contact you when they choose to reject you. Hang in there.

Very true. Still doesn't help the anxiety though :|




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