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Re: Keeping up morale

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:58 pm

Transfer from T30 to T18.

16 lottery screening interviews, 2 callbacks. 1 rejection.

The other callback was now over 2 weeks ago . . . kissing goodbye to a solvent life.

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Re: Keeping up morale

Postby Kohinoor » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Transfer from T30 to T18.

16 lottery screening interviews, 2 callbacks. 1 rejection.

The other callback was now over 2 weeks ago . . . kissing goodbye to a solvent life.

Did you give up money to make the switch?

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Re: Keeping up morale

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:26 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Transfer from T30 to T18.

16 lottery screening interviews, 2 callbacks. 1 rejection.

The other callback was now over 2 weeks ago . . . kissing goodbye to a solvent life.

Did you give up money to make the switch?


No, I was off the waitlist at my T30. That makes it even worse. Transfer was largely a regional switch + better employment prospects - worth it - but 200k debt is terrifying.

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Re: Keeping up morale

Postby Kohinoor » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Transfer from T30 to T18.

16 lottery screening interviews, 2 callbacks. 1 rejection.

The other callback was now over 2 weeks ago . . . kissing goodbye to a solvent life.

Did you give up money to make the switch?


No, I was off the waitlist at my T30. That makes it even worse. Transfer was largely a regional switch + better employment prospects - worth it - but 200k debt is terrifying.

Are you still waiting to hear back from like 10 screeners? Either way, the school switch seems to have had no downsides.

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Re: Keeping up morale

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:29 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Transfer from T30 to T18.

16 lottery screening interviews, 2 callbacks. 1 rejection.

The other callback was now over 2 weeks ago . . . kissing goodbye to a solvent life.

Did you give up money to make the switch?


No, I was off the waitlist at my T30. That makes it even worse. Transfer was largely a regional switch + better employment prospects - worth it - but 200k debt is terrifying.

Are you still waiting to hear back from like 10 screeners? Either way, the school switch seems to have had no downsides.


Update: rejected from both call backs. Literally don't know what to do. Transferring was worth it because its really only a 20k difference in cost, and I'm where I want to practice. The problem is finding a job that will allow me to pay off any debt . . .

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Re: Keeping up morale

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Update: rejected from both call backs. Literally don't know what to do. Transferring was worth it because its really only a 20k difference in cost, and I'm where I want to practice. The problem is finding a job that will allow me to pay off any debt . . .


Mass mail. No joke.

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Re: Keeping up morale

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:00 pm

do people actually get callbacks from mass mailing at this point? i can see it happening maybe a month ago when firms weren't as busy with OCIs, but now, the recruiting department is probably pretty busy with the applications they have now. anyone with callback invitations and/or offers via mass mailing, care to share your experience?

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Re: Keeping up morale

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:do people actually get callbacks from mass mailing at this point? i can see it happening maybe a month ago when firms weren't as busy with OCIs, but now, the recruiting department is probably pretty busy with the applications they have now. anyone with callback invitations and/or offers via mass mailing, care to share your experience?



I got a few CBs from doing it, yeah. I was doing it ~2 weeks ago, though. IDK if it would necessarily work now, but no hurt in trying.

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Re: Keeping up morale

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:do people actually get callbacks from mass mailing at this point? i can see it happening maybe a month ago when firms weren't as busy with OCIs, but now, the recruiting department is probably pretty busy with the applications they have now. anyone with callback invitations and/or offers via mass mailing, care to share your experience?



I got a few CBs from doing it, yeah. I was doing it ~2 weeks ago, though. IDK if it would necessarily work now, but no hurt in trying.


same here, but i sent those mass mails about 4 weeks ago.

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Re: Keeping up morale

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:59 pm

I see. Do you guys email or snail mail?
Also, are we talking V100 firms or small/medium sized firms? TYIA.

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Re: Keeping up morale

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:27 pm

I hear what you're all saying, it's really hard to keep up morale. I've had only 1 callback so far and been rejected...still a few OCI interviews pending. Starting mass mailing to smaller firms that don't recruit at my school. I actually did a mock interview at my school's career services office to see if I was do anything wrong at screening interviews (still had 3 OCI interviews to go). Helpful to know what I can improve on, but knowing how I screwed up before also saps the morale...

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Re: Keeping up morale

Postby NYAssociate » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:30 pm

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Re: Keeping up morale

Postby Lawl Shcool » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:32 pm

I sent out 8 mailings last week, got 1 CB so far. All hope is not lost, but start sending ASAP

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Re: Keeping up morale

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Update: rejected from both call backs. Literally don't know what to do. Transferring was worth it because its really only a 20k difference in cost, and I'm where I want to practice. The problem is finding a job that will allow me to pay off any debt . . .


Mass mail. No joke.


Too late at this point--biglaw train is leaving the station.

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Re: Keeping up morale

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Update: rejected from both call backs. Literally don't know what to do. Transferring was worth it because its really only a 20k difference in cost, and I'm where I want to practice. The problem is finding a job that will allow me to pay off any debt . . .


Mass mail. No joke.


Too late at this point--biglaw train is leaving the station.


Yeah. I got a CB from mass mail a few days ago, but I sent that letter out weeks ago. For best results target smaller markets/smaller firms that may not have fully kicked into recruiting mode yet.

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Re: Keeping up morale

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:03 pm

i got rejected 4 out of my 7 cbs. :(

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Re: Keeping up morale

Postby Kohinoor » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:i got rejected 4 out of my 7 cbs. :(

Those 3 remaining chances are more than most people get.

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Re: Keeping up morale

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:i got rejected 4 out of my 7 cbs. :(


:( All you need is one offer. But yeah, I've been on 2 of my callbacks and haven't heard a peep yet. I know that the first firm sometimes gives on-the-spot offers, so I am assuming this is a bad sign. And, I really, really, really like the second firm I interviewed with...the wait is killer.

It's just tough because you have to keep the morale up for the remaining callbacks, but all we can do is to focus on the next ones.

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Re: Keeping up morale

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:58 pm

NYAssociate wrote:Hate to say this, but if you ended up below median at any school but HYS, you should have started the mass-mailing a month ago. That's not to say you won't get anything now, but the odds drastically decrease as each day goes by.



Nah, bro. Below median, here, CLS with 4 V100 offers.

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Re: Keeping up morale

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I see. Do you guys email or snail mail?
Also, are we talking V100 firms or small/medium sized firms? TYIA.



E-mail, for sho. I targeted firms that didn't attend my school's OCI--that included some Vault and others.

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Re: Keeping up morale

Postby KMaine » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:17 am

Anonymous User wrote:
NYAssociate wrote:Hate to say this, but if you ended up below median at any school but HYS, you should have started the mass-mailing a month ago. That's not to say you won't get anything now, but the odds drastically decrease as each day goes by.



Nah, bro. Below median, here, CLS with 4 V100 offers.


That does not necessarily disprove his point.

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Re: Keeping up morale

Postby NYAssociate » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:41 am

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Re: Keeping up morale

Postby buster » Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:01 am

Send out mass e-mails. I'm still getting CBs from having done this a week ago.

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Re: Keeping up morale

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:03 am

NYAssociate wrote:
KMaine wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
NYAssociate wrote:Hate to say this, but if you ended up below median at any school but HYS, you should have started the mass-mailing a month ago. That's not to say you won't get anything now, but the odds drastically decrease as each day goes by.



Nah, bro. Below median, here, CLS with 4 V100 offers.


That does not necessarily disprove his point.


Yes. I'm not sure he can read.



No, you!

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Re: Keeping up morale

Postby notmyname » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:23 am

Why is it that firms often take so long to respond after a callback? One of my callbacks was 4 weeks ago and the other 2 callbacks were 2 weeks ago, but I have no responses yet. The partners must have regular meetings. How long does it take to make a decision?




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