thesealocust wrote:If you bid on more than 2 markets and have strong stats, may God have mercy on your soul as you flail around desperately trying to schedule callbacks. You have no idea how cramped the schedule can be and how much it matters to get to a firm early in ITS process of reviewing candidates.
If you're seriously bidding on 5+ going into OCI you're just dumb. It's indefensible and will hurt you in the job hunt.
One or two firms in a weird market is different, maybe you have a compelling reason and can jetison the cb if it interferes with your main hunt. But if you're seriously spreading yourself between multiple markets you're misunderstanding the mechanics of the process. In the ideal world, or if applying by mail, it could be great. With NALP's 28 day rule and crowded calendars at firms and airports, it's suicide.
I can't wait to rack up frequent flyer miles.