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Cole Schotz firm invitation

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:28 pm

Anyone else get one of these? It was pretty much a "were not hiring 1Ls this year at this office" email. But they did say they were impressed with my resume and extended an invite to visit with the firm this summer. Thoughts?

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Re: Cole Schotz firm invitation

Postby SteelReserve » Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:56 pm

Show up, make nice, shake some hands, bid on them during 2L OCI.

At interview, mention you visited the firm in the summer and liked what you saw.

Profit?

I mean, were you honestly thinking of not going?

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Re: Cole Schotz firm invitation

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:08 pm

SteelReserve wrote:Show up, make nice, shake some hands, bid on them during 2L OCI.

At interview, mention you visited the firm in the summer and liked what you saw.

Profit?

I mean, were you honestly thinking of not going?


No, I was just wondering if they extended the same invite to others. It would be cool to know that I was one of a few.

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Re: Cole Schotz firm invitation

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:20 pm

sweatshop northern NJ firm. Had friends that SA there. They felt like cattle. buyer-beware

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Re: Cole Schotz firm invitation

Postby aztec23 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:17 pm

An article that I found helpful when I was a law student:

Job Candidates Gone Wild: be careful what you post online
By Jacqui Cheng | Last updated March 28, 2007 3:43 PM
Be careful what you post online if you want to be able to get a job in the future. Your blog, web site, Facebook, MySpace, online dating profile, or even forum postings might "out" your salacious activities to a potential employer. According to a survey conducted by business social networking site Viadeo, one-fifth of hiring managers have used the Internet to find personal information about potential job candidates, and a quarter of those have rejected candidates based on what they found.

The survey was conducted in March, and covered nearly 600 employers and over 2,000 average adults online, revealing that employers are becoming more and more Google-happy when interviewing new candidates. 25 percent said that they had rejected a candidate outright based on what was found online, while 59 percent of employers who used the Internet to find personal information said that their discoveries play a role in their decision making. Some examples provided in the survey results included one employer being put off by a candidate's seemingly excessive drinking, another being dismayed by a candidate's postings about company information, and another mentioning that a candidate's topless modeling left them with the impression that she wasn't a good fit with the organization's ethics.

Examples of this phenomenon are everywhere, and many young professionals know of someone who has had information posted online bite them in the behind. A friend of mine was once all the way into the second round of interviews with a new company when he posted some frustrations with the hiring process on his personal blog. The company looked him up soon thereafter, read what he had written, and decided to cancel his next interview.

But there are cases where information found online works to the candidate's benefit. The report pointed out that 13 percent of employers had decided to actually recruit someone based on what they had found online, such as various personal achievements or skills demonstrated through a web site. I have another friend who maintains a very professionally-oriented blog which he regularly updates with industry news and personal projects; said friend simply gets a constant flow of e-mails from hiring managers asking whether he is looking for a job. And never mind what happens when he actually writes that he's looking for a job.

The report showed that, especially among younger candidates in the 18-24 age group, people are much more comfortable posting personal information online than perhaps they should be. MySpace and Facebook took the number one spots among this group, with 45 percent having posted personal info to MySpace and 44 percent to Facebook. Other sites in the list that people had posted to included Flickr, YouTube, Wikipedia, and "other" social networking sites. Further, over half of the 18-24 age group said that they primarily post "party pictures" online (hey, I'm guilty of this myself), with another 30 percent posting on personal blogs. 54 percent of 18-24 year olds responded that they had even had personal information posted about them online by someone else, with or without their consent.

Viadeo manager Peter Cunningham told Ars that the social networking phenomenon is still very new, and people are posting things online without thinking about the future consequences to their careers. "Information, pictures, forum comments, jokes, and outdated CVs are now in the public domain and available for anyone," he said.

"We all have a personal brand the same way that a company has a brand for its products and services," Cunningham added. "We invest in developing our brand—education, training, work experience—and we develop our brand equity, that is to say our network of trusted personal contacts, so why don't we look after this the same way a company does?"
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Re: Cole Schotz firm invitation

Postby Unitas » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:19 am

aztec23 wrote:Anonymous: Don't forget that many attorneys and administration at law firms - including Cole, Schotz - have google alerts set up. The second you post something with "Cole Schotz" in it, half of the law firm received your post. Now key administrators and HR know that a 1L that recently inquired about employment with Cole Schotz is only thinking about accepting an invitation to visit their law firm over the summer. It leaves a bad taste in everyone's mouth. Be careful in the future.


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Re: Cole Schotz firm invitation

Postby LLB2JD » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:25 am

Unitas wrote:
aztec23 wrote:Anonymous: Don't forget that many attorneys and administration at law firms - including Cole, Schotz - have google alerts set up. The second you post something with "Cole Schotz" in it, half of the law firm received your post. Now key administrators and HR know that a 1L that recently inquired about employment with Cole Schotz is only thinking about accepting an invitation to visit their law firm over the summer. It leaves a bad taste in everyone's mouth. Be careful in the future.


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Hmm. Aztec is a first poster. Perhaps, he got the alert himself, and decided to chime in. He might actually be an employee, or maybe the HR Manager at Cole Schotz :shock:

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Re: Cole Schotz firm invitation

Postby Wholigan » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:11 am

LLB2JD wrote:
Unitas wrote:
aztec23 wrote:Anonymous: Don't forget that many attorneys and administration at law firms - including Cole, Schotz - have google alerts set up. The second you post something with "Cole Schotz" in it, half of the law firm received your post. Now key administrators and HR know that a 1L that recently inquired about employment with Cole Schotz is only thinking about accepting an invitation to visit their law firm over the summer. It leaves a bad taste in everyone's mouth. Be careful in the future.


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Hmm. Aztec is a first poster. Perhaps, he got the alert himself, and decided to chime in. He might actually be an employee, or maybe the HR Manager at Cole Schotz :shock:


I think aztec does work at Cole Schotz. Seems a little harsh to admonish the OP though, who posted anonymously and didn't seem to say anything remotely negative about the firm. In fact OP said he/she would have been excited to know he/she was individually selected to get an offer to visit.

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Re: Cole Schotz firm invitation

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:16 am

Wholigan wrote:
LLB2JD wrote:
Unitas wrote:
aztec23 wrote:Anonymous: Don't forget that many attorneys and administration at law firms - including Cole, Schotz - have google alerts set up. The second you post something with "Cole Schotz" in it, half of the law firm received your post. Now key administrators and HR know that a 1L that recently inquired about employment with Cole Schotz is only thinking about accepting an invitation to visit their law firm over the summer. It leaves a bad taste in everyone's mouth. Be careful in the future.


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Hmm. Aztec is a first poster. Perhaps, he got the alert himself, and decided to chime in. He might actually be an employee, or maybe the HR Manager at Cole Schotz :shock:


I think aztec does work at Cole Schotz. Seems a little harsh to admonish the OP though, who posted anonymously and didn't seem to say anything remotely negative about the firm. In fact OP said he/she would have been excited to know he/she was individually selected to get an offer to visit.



I'm not sure how this would be a bad thing for the original poster. If anything, it makes him/her seem genuinely interested in working for the firm.

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Re: Cole Schotz firm invitation

Postby Unitas » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:21 am

Wholigan wrote:
LLB2JD wrote:
Unitas wrote:
aztec23 wrote:Anonymous: Don't forget that many attorneys and administration at law firms - including Cole, Schotz - have google alerts set up. The second you post something with "Cole Schotz" in it, half of the law firm received your post. Now key administrators and HR know that a 1L that recently inquired about employment with Cole Schotz is only thinking about accepting an invitation to visit their law firm over the summer. It leaves a bad taste in everyone's mouth. Be careful in the future.


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Hmm. Aztec is a first poster. Perhaps, he got the alert himself, and decided to chime in. He might actually be an employee, or maybe the HR Manager at Cole Schotz :shock:


I think aztec does work at Cole Schotz. Seems a little harsh to admonish the OP though, who posted anonymously and didn't seem to say anything remotely negative about the firm. In fact OP said he/she would have been excited to know he/she was individually selected to get an offer to visit.


I agree Aztec23 post resembled a post that would be written by someone at the firm.

OP didn't say anything bad and was clearly excited about the opportunity. Talking about the firm on here is a good thing as it puts the name out there to a lot of, generally, top students at top law schools. If the firm is mad about that they are crazy and they should change that stance and come give helpful information and not subtle threats (it is my hope the firm would opt to be helpful, hence my picture showing disbelief that Aztec is part of the firm or offers an official response of any sort from the firm).

BTW, I am not OP nor did I know anything about Cole Schotz before this thread.

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Re: Cole Schotz firm invitation

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:02 pm

Reaching back a few years, but curious if anyone got this in recent years or this year and what you did? Thanks!

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Re: Cole Schotz firm invitation

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:15 pm

I also got one of these invitations. I hope it's worth something...

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Re: Cole Schotz firm invitation

Postby emkay625 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:27 pm

Yeah I'm not sure why the Cole Schotz poster was upset or why they were trying to warn OP....OP seemed to be excited he got the invitation....why would that reflect poorly on him?




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