dont imagine life at a firm before an offer

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dont imagine life at a firm before an offer

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:32 pm

don't do this. I just got rejected by a firm that I had grown "fond" of based on stupid shit now that I think about it.

Until you get an offer, even if you have a callback with a firm that has a super-high offer-to-callback ratio; DON'T IMAGINE WORKING FOR IT - you're just setting yourself up for failure; focus on school and whtever else you got going on.

I hate checking snail mail, nothing good's in there - nothing whatsoever. Voice mail on the other hand - totally different matter.

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Re: dont imagine life at a firm before an offer

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:don't do this. I just got rejected by a firm that I had grown "fond" of based on stupid shit now that I think about it.

Until you get an offer, even if you have a callback with a firm that has a super-high offer-to-callback ratio; DON'T IMAGINE WORKING FOR IT - you're just setting yourself up for failure; focus on school and whtever else you got going on.

I hate checking snail mail, nothing good's in there - nothing whatsoever. Voice mail on the other hand - totally different matter.



What if you have an SA offer but are worried about a double dip economy (serious question)?

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Re: dont imagine life at a firm before an offer

Postby rayiner » Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:don't do this. I just got rejected by a firm that I had grown "fond" of based on stupid shit now that I think about it.

Until you get an offer, even if you have a callback with a firm that has a super-high offer-to-callback ratio; DON'T IMAGINE WORKING FOR IT - you're just setting yourself up for failure; focus on school and whtever else you got going on.

I hate checking snail mail, nothing good's in there - nothing whatsoever. Voice mail on the other hand - totally different matter.


Nah. Convince yourself that you belong at the firm. This will help you appear confident in your callback, and will allow you to strongly express your interest in the firm. If you still get dinged, then grow a pair and get over it.

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Re: dont imagine life at a firm before an offer

Postby RVP11 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:don't do this. I just got rejected by a firm that I had grown "fond" of based on stupid shit now that I think about it.

Until you get an offer, even if you have a callback with a firm that has a super-high offer-to-callback ratio; DON'T IMAGINE WORKING FOR IT - you're just setting yourself up for failure; focus on school and whtever else you got going on.

I hate checking snail mail, nothing good's in there - nothing whatsoever. Voice mail on the other hand - totally different matter.


WTF is the lesson here?

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Re: dont imagine life at a firm before an offer

Postby Mike12188 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:45 pm

RVP11 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:don't do this. I just got rejected by a firm that I had grown "fond" of based on stupid shit now that I think about it.

Until you get an offer, even if you have a callback with a firm that has a super-high offer-to-callback ratio; DON'T IMAGINE WORKING FOR IT - you're just setting yourself up for failure; focus on school and whtever else you got going on.

I hate checking snail mail, nothing good's in there - nothing whatsoever. Voice mail on the other hand - totally different matter.


WTF is the lesson here?


Would also like to know this.

Also, for people taking the LSAT, don't imagine yourself applying to law school with a 180 because you're just setting yourself up for failure.

Also, for people applying to law school, don't imagine yourself being accepted and attending there because you're just setting yourself up for failure

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Re: dont imagine life at a firm before an offer

Postby radek » Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:49 pm

moral gleaned: don't ever picture yourself succeeding because you're just setting yourself up for an emotional letdown

OP must not be good at dating either.

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Re: dont imagine life at a firm before an offer

Postby ResolutePear » Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:55 pm

--ImageRemoved--

That is the moral of this topic.

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Re: dont imagine life at a firm before an offer

Postby dbt » Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:06 am

ResolutePear wrote:--ImageRemoved--

That is the moral of this topic.


Tyft.

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Re: dont imagine life at a firm before an offer

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:24 pm

I get where the OP is coming from, though. I'm waiting to hear from places I had callbacks at, and I constantly catch myself daydreaming about what it would be like to work at those firms. It's frightening, because I could be right back to point zero next week.




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