dinged after a callback

(On Campus Interviews, Summer Associate positions, Firm Reviews, Tips, ...)
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only appropriate when you are revealing sensitive employment related information about a firm, job, etc. You may anonymously respond on topic to these threads. Unacceptable uses include: harassing another user, joking around, testing the feature, or other things that are more appropriate in the lounge.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
Anonymous User
Posts: 273433
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

dinged after a callback

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:06 am

now what the hell am i gonna do???

Anonymous User
Posts: 273433
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: dinged after a callback

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:12 am

How many callbacks did you have? Was that your only one? If so, you should be applying to smaller firms.

Btw, I found it a lot harder getting offers than callbacks. Firms are still doing callbacks with over 5 times as many people than they need for each spot.
Last edited by Anonymous User on Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:16 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
IzziesGal
Posts: 764
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:11 pm

Re: dinged after a callback

Postby IzziesGal » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:16 am

+1 - was this the only one, or just one you really, really wanted??

Anonymous User
Posts: 273433
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: dinged after a callback

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:25 am

it was my only one :evil:

truevines
Posts: 198
Joined: Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:16 pm

Re: dinged after a callback

Postby truevines » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:06 am

Anonymous User wrote:it was my only one :evil:


Start:
i) mass-mailing;
ii) contacting alums;
iii) applying for gov't positions;
iv) applying for clerkships;
v) applying for PI/PS;
vi) contacting friends of friends of friends; or family of family of famly. . . . .
vii) talking to the CDO folks (although they are helpless).

Cheer up!

Anonymous User
Posts: 273433
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: dinged after a callback

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:38 am

truevines wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:it was my only one :evil:


Start:
i) mass-mailing;
ii) contacting alums;
iii) applying for gov't positions;
iv) applying for clerkships;
v) applying for PI/PS;
vi) contacting friends of friends of friends; or family of family of famly. . . . .
vii) talking to the CDO folks (although they are helpless).

Cheer up!



My school's CPP is absolutely useless. Their response to "I still can't get a job" is invariably "apply to more places." You ask "where?" there response is "uh... firms, judges, public interest groups, etc." As if we don't already know that? How unbelievably useless.

That being said, the rest of your ideas are good. A lot of smaller/mid sized firms haven't seriously started hiring yet because they're waiting for the big ones to finish up. Every year, I'd think a few top notch students from great schools slip through the cracks of big law and end up at midlaw or even smalllaw. Heck, I hope to be one of them, and at this point, I'd work at Jacoby & [deleted].

truevines
Posts: 198
Joined: Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:16 pm

Re: dinged after a callback

Postby truevines » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:42 am

Anonymous User wrote:
truevines wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:it was my only one :evil:


Start:
i) mass-mailing;
ii) contacting alums;
iii) applying for gov't positions;
iv) applying for clerkships;
v) applying for PI/PS;
vi) contacting friends of friends of friends; or family of family of famly. . . . .
vii) talking to the CDO folks (although they are helpless).

Cheer up!



My school's CPP is absolutely useless. Their response to "I still can't get a job" is invariably "apply to more places." You ask "where?" there response is "uh... firms, judges, public interest groups, etc." As if we don't already know that? How unbelievably useless.



But I do find them helpful in one aspect (at least my school's CDO is): they maintain an alum contact list. You should go grab it and do mail-merge the way you apply for judicial externships.

You should also try your undergrad/grad CDO and get a list of the alum who are working in the legal field.




Return to “Legal Employment”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.