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Callback Meals

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:04 pm

Have one of these coming up and am trying to figure out what sort of things people typicaly talk about durring them.

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Re: Callback Meals

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Have one of these coming up and am trying to figure out what sort of things people typicaly talk about durring them.


Have you ever had a normal conversation with anyone?

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Re: Callback Meals

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Have one of these coming up and am trying to figure out what sort of things people typicaly talk about durring them.


Um, sports, movies you saw recently, a vacation you recently went on, the weather outside, etc. Pretty much anything that normal people talk about normally.

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Re: Callback Meals

Postby quakeroats » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Have one of these coming up and am trying to figure out what sort of things people typicaly talk about durring them.


Um, sports, movies you saw recently, a vacation you recently went on, the weather outside, etc. Pretty much anything that normal people talk about normally.


Start with this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antichrist_(film)
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Re: Callback Meals

Postby California Babe » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:01 pm

Make sure you can turn your experience seeing Captain America last weekend into a metaphor for your detail-oriented focus and ability to work in a team.

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Re: Callback Meals

Postby Cavalier » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:52 pm

Meals are generally with (junior) associates, although some firms do things differently. They are generally more conversational and less interview-like. They obviously last a lot longer than the other segments of the callback interview, but that won't be a problem unless you can't hold a conversation with someone for more than an hour. The associates will usually be required to submit their evaluations of you like every regularly interviewer does, so even though it's less casual, treat it as an interview.

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Re: Callback Meals

Postby adameus » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:09 pm

definitely mention the girl you hooked up with at the bar the previous night and all the things you guys did back at your hotel room.

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Re: Callback Meals

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:49 pm

adameus wrote:definitely mention the girl you hooked up with at the bar the previous night and all the things you guys did back at your hotel room.


Did this with the Cravath hiring partner at an HLS reception this past February. He nodded in approval.

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Re: Callback Meals

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:18 pm

Cavalier wrote:Meals are generally with (junior) associates, although some firms do things differently. They are generally more conversational and less interview-like. They obviously last a lot longer than the other segments of the callback interview, but that won't be a problem unless you can't hold a conversation with someone for more than an hour. The associates will usually be required to submit their evaluations of you like every regularly interviewer does, so even though it's less casual, treat it as an interview.


So if given the option to go to lunch or not, should one say yay or nay? It seems risky to put oneself under the microscope for an additional amount of time.

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Re: Callback Meals

Postby TigerBeer » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Cavalier wrote:Meals are generally with (junior) associates, although some firms do things differently. They are generally more conversational and less interview-like. They obviously last a lot longer than the other segments of the callback interview, but that won't be a problem unless you can't hold a conversation with someone for more than an hour. The associates will usually be required to submit their evaluations of you like every regularly interviewer does, so even though it's less casual, treat it as an interview.


So if given the option to go to lunch or not, should one say yay or nay? It seems risky to put oneself under the microscope for an additional amount of time.


It's an option in the sense that going to the callback to begin with was an option.

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Re: Callback Meals

Postby jawsthegreat » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:24 pm

How fucking weird are you? Just go on the lunch, have fun, talk to the associates.

Most young associates love talking about their job and will probably give you a greater insight into their firm that 6 20 minute interviews would.

Just relax.

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Re: Callback Meals

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:28 pm

Went to lunch with 3 junior associates during a callback. A and B made fun of C for eating "paleo". B and C made fun of A for being a fat fuck. A, B, and C all talked about how they got the shit kicked out of them in basketball by a group of 15-year olds at the local gym.

Let me tell you...intimating, high-pressure stuff.

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Re: Callback Meals

Postby Cavalier » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Cavalier wrote:Meals are generally with (junior) associates, although some firms do things differently. They are generally more conversational and less interview-like. They obviously last a lot longer than the other segments of the callback interview, but that won't be a problem unless you can't hold a conversation with someone for more than an hour. The associates will usually be required to submit their evaluations of you like every regularly interviewer does, so even though it's less casual, treat it as an interview.

So if given the option to go to lunch or not, should one say yay or nay? It seems risky to put oneself under the microscope for an additional amount of time.

If you're so socially awkward that a one hour conversation with an attorney is likely to cause him or her to not want to work with you, then you should decline the lunch. Otherwise, accept. They'll take you to a nice restaurant, and you'll get to have a pleasant conversation with some attorneys. Even though they're evaluating you at the end they're not monitoring every word you say; just don't say anything memorably stupid and you'll be fine.

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Re: Callback Meals

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:53 pm

OP here (this is only the second post by OP). Thank you for the advice. My main question was whether or not the conversation would be casual or not and that has been nicely answered.

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Re: Callback Meals

Postby kurla88 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Cavalier wrote:Meals are generally with (junior) associates, although some firms do things differently. They are generally more conversational and less interview-like. They obviously last a lot longer than the other segments of the callback interview, but that won't be a problem unless you can't hold a conversation with someone for more than an hour. The associates will usually be required to submit their evaluations of you like every regularly interviewer does, so even though it's less casual, treat it as an interview.


So if given the option to go to lunch or not, should one say yay or nay? It seems risky to put oneself under the microscope for an additional amount of time.


Always say yes.




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