Do NyC ties really not matter?

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jawsthegreat
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Do NyC ties really not matter?

Postby jawsthegreat » Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:07 pm

If you are from a completely different part of the country and don't go to school in NyC, does it hurt your chances at all?

Is the type of work done in NyC enough of a "tie"?

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Re: Do NyC ties really not matter?

Postby Cavalier » Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:17 pm

Basically they don't matter. You don't want to put on the impression that you're looking to return home to Kansas or wherever after a couple years, so if you have extensive ties to a totally different part of the country, think of a believable answer to the fairly common "why do you want to work in New York?" question. You won't be at a disadvantage though; New York firms know you want to go there. It's New York after all!

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Re: Do NyC ties really not matter?

Postby GeePee » Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:33 pm

Blatant anti-York trolling.

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Re: Do NyC ties really not matter?

Postby oneforship » Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:56 pm

What type of work do you want to do?

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Re: Do NyC ties really not matter?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:58 pm

oneforship wrote:What type of work do you want to do?


Corporate.

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Re: Do NyC ties really not matter?

Postby wackjickham » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:02 pm

1. Who is this mysterious anonymous person who wants to do corporate work?
2. I wOuLd NoT rEcOmMeNd TyPiNg LiKe ThIs

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Re: Do NyC ties really not matter?

Postby thesealocust » Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:12 pm

They really don't matter. Like any other question, you can screw yourself with a stupid response to "why NYC" but unlike most other markets it's just conversation. NYC is a huge magnet for people from across the country, with or without ties. They're too big to operate any other way.

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Re: Do NyC ties really not matter?

Postby XxSpyKEx » Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:50 pm

Cavalier wrote: New York firms know you want to go there. It's New York after all!


:lol: I was actually just talking about this the yesterday with a friend who is going to NYC this week. NYC people are so ridiculous because they think everyone wants to come to their crappy city. But it works out for people that don't have any ties to NYC... I actually don't think any of the firms I interviewed with from NYC even asked whether I had any ties to NYC. Firms in DC and LA really harped on what kind of ties I have to their market (probably because I really don't have any).

wackjickham wrote:2. I wOuLd NoT rEcOmMeNd TyPiNg LiKe ThIs


I cOmPlEteLy DiSaGreE. I tHiNk OP ShOuLD SubMIt a ReSuMe TyPed LiKe ThIs. iT WiLl FoR SuRe CaTcH ThE AtTenTIoN oF tHe ReCrUitiNG CoOrDinAtOr.

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Re: Do NyC ties really not matter?

Postby thickfreakness » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:26 am

jawsthegreat wrote:If you are from a completely different part of the country and don't go to school in NyC, does it hurt your chances at all?

Is the type of work done in NyC enough of a "tie"?



Just be ready to spontaneously sing this with your interviewers and you'll be fine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UjsXo9l6I8

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Re: Do NyC ties really not matter?

Postby dailygrind » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:17 am

thickfreakness wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:If you are from a completely different part of the country and don't go to school in NyC, does it hurt your chances at all?

Is the type of work done in NyC enough of a "tie"?



Just be ready to spontaneously sing this with your interviewers and you'll be fine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UjsXo9l6I8


Also an option if your interviewers look a little older:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-ZUXQuFcnw

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Re: Do NyC ties really not matter?

Postby quakeroats » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:43 am

dailygrind wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:If you are from a completely different part of the country and don't go to school in NyC, does it hurt your chances at all?

Is the type of work done in NyC enough of a "tie"?



Just be ready to spontaneously sing this with your interviewers and you'll be fine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UjsXo9l6I8


Also an option if your interviewers look a little older:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-ZUXQuFcnw


Or if your interviewer is a Tarantino/Blaxploitation fan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtzRJgZG98I

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Re: Do NyC ties really not matter?

Postby Lwoods » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:13 am

dailygrind wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:If you are from a completely different part of the country and don't go to school in NyC, does it hurt your chances at all?

Is the type of work done in NyC enough of a "tie"?



Just be ready to spontaneously sing this with your interviewers and you'll be fine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UjsXo9l6I8


Also an option if your interviewers look a little older:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-ZUXQuFcnw


If your interviewer is under the age of 10 or Chandler from Friends: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjMjfwlDf6Q

If your interviewer has quirky taste: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR0dMYW6sbc




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