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What if partner ecommends you to the hiring committee?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:08 pm

I've had a partner tell me that she was going to recommend me to the hiring committee after a CB but it's by no means a done deal... my question is why not!? I thought partner's recommendation was really all that was needed to get an offer. So what are my chances at this point?
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Re: What if partner ecommends you to the hiring committee?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:12 pm

She doesn't know how the rest of you interviews went. It might be good to convene everyone to make sure you handled all of the interviews well.

Also, some firms (e.g. Davis Polk) give offers to very few of the people they call back. Don't immediately assume you'll get an offer just because you didn't screw up your callback.

Finally, I think someone else started a thread about this yesterday?

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Re: What if partner ecommends you to the hiring committee?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:She doesn't know how the rest of you interviews went. It might be good to convene everyone to make sure you handled all of the interviews well.

Also, some firms (e.g. Davis Polk) give offers to very few of the people they call back. Don't immediately assume you'll get an offer just because you didn't screw up your callback.

Finally, I think someone else started a thread about this yesterday?


I just figured she talked to them already, she told this to me in an email Friday afternoon after my interview on Thursday.

I didn't see the other page, sry link?

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Re: What if partner ecommends you to the hiring committee?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I've had a partner tell me that she was going to recommend me to the hiring committee after a CB but it's by no means a done deal... my question is why not!? I thought partner's recommendation was really all that was needed to get an offer. So what are my chances at this point?



I guess it has to probably be more than on person's opinion and lots of others might get similar recommendations. Also, grades probably still do matter at the CB stage, it is just that you are not going to be disqualified because of your grades. For example, if they have two guys who are more or less equal in all other respects, but one has better grades, I am guessing they are going to take the guy with better grades.

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Re: What if partner ecommends you to the hiring committee?

Postby Kohinoor » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I've had a partner tell me that she was going to recommend me to the hiring committee after a CB but it's by no means a done deal... my question is why not!? I thought partner's recommendation was really all that was needed to get an offer. So what are my chances at this point?

Because it's not one person's decision.

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Re: What if partner ecommends you to the hiring committee?

Postby War Cardinal » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:20 pm

"You don't have an offer until you have an offer"

- Yogi Berra

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Re: What if partner ecommends you to the hiring committee?

Postby NYAssociate » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:24 pm

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Re: What if partner ecommends you to the hiring committee?

Postby MrKappus » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:25 pm

Oh my god if this is you again, give it a rest dude...

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Re: What if partner ecommends you to the hiring committee?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:45 pm

MrKappus wrote:Oh my god if this is you again, give it a rest dude...

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=130170

Lol I swear that isn't me!!! I was trying to use search function but kept getting stuff from 2009.

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Re: What if partner ecommends you to the hiring committee?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:33 pm

I had a callback with a family member who was a partner (mom's cousin) who recommended me highly. I didn't get the gig and he called me to apologize and to say that while he did all he could for me, the fact that I was not going into his practice area meant he really didn't have too much influence in the process.

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Re: What if partner ecommends you to the hiring committee?

Postby War Cardinal » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I had a callback with a family member who was a partner (mom's cousin) who recommended me highly. I didn't get the gig and he called me to apologize and to say that while he did all he could for me, the fact that I was not going into his practice area meant he really didn't have too much influence in the process.


Is he still your mom's cousin?

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Re: What if partner ecommends you to the hiring committee?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:30 am

How did you know that you did not land the gig?

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Re: What if partner ecommends you to the hiring committee?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:36 am

Anonymous User wrote:How did you know that you did not land the gig?




Uh, the firm told me...

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Re: What if partner ecommends you to the hiring committee?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:37 am

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Re: What if partner ecommends you to the hiring committee?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:41 am

How did you know you were dinged? Did the firm tell you? Did you learn through osmosis? Did the business cards you received from their attorneys spontaneously combust one afternoon?




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