Anonymous User wrote:
not to be a dick...
but i'mma be a dick for a second. And this is not directed @ any one person. Just a general comment.
If you're disappointed with the number of callbacks that you have, isn't the mirror the only place where you can place that blame?
Why is that anonymous?
And you take a pretty damn simplistic view of things, don't you think? I'm doing pretty well so far, comparatively speaking, but I'm still disappointed I don't have more callbacks right now. While I have been dinged from firms where I knew the interview didn't go wonderfully, I've also been dinged from firms where I had great interviews. The candidate plays a large part, of course, but there are extrinsic factors, too, that you are clearly, and wrongly, ignoring.
anon was accidental because the button is to the far right.
I realize I was being a dick, I admitted that in the post. And yes, the view is simplistic but honestly I think that people over-complicate things. It comes down to each one of us, as individuals, doing everything we can to put ourselves in the best position.
I don't feel like I can rightly blame a screener for not giving me a callback. I don't feel like I can rightly blame career services for not creating an environment where callbacks fall from the heavens. When it comes down to it those are things that I cannot control.
When it comes to getting a job I find it better to not focus on those unnamed extrinsic factors which I cannot control.
It was just a general comment at the frustration of there not being more callbacks. I don't really know what response you could give to someone other than kill more of your interviews. But, in my opinion, if you can get 1-2 callbacks from any given job event that's a success. People look at the ratios in a way that makes them feel defeated (probably a characteristic law students in general). You can say, hey 15 interviews and only 1 CB. That sucks. Or you can say, hey 1 job fair and 1-2 callbacks. Fairly successful and there are 1-2 firms that are ready to take me seriously. In the callback stage your success rate to procuring an offer should be pretty high. Firms don't waste their time with these.
Just don't forget that you only need 1 offer.