anonymcoffee wrote:what's up with the symplicity info about the firms walk-in policy? has anyone done this? has it worked? what about someone that didn't get preselected ...would it be awkward? not sure if it works or if people have tried it
I saw this twice today, once successful, once not:
(1) I had an interview immediately after the 10 minute morning break with a firm that was accepting walk-ins. Three people were lined up in the hallway waiting to give their resumes to the interviewer. There was an open interview slot later in the day, and before my interview started, the interviewer accepted the resume of the first girl in line and wrote her name into the schedule on the door. So, success for her!
(2) While waiting for an interview I saw a guy down the hall knock on a door, and when the interviewer opened up, the guy said "Hi, I'm an alternate and I wanted to drop my resume off in case you had a chance to interview me today." The interviewer stared at him, clearly uninterested / annoyed, and said "I think our schedule is full today but I'll pass it along to the firm" and took the resume as if he had just been handed a bag of dog crap. So, a slightly embarassing failure for him.
Moral of the story: if you're okay with the strong likelihood of an interviewer telling you to screw off, and at best having a screener with practically guaranteed auto-ding, then go for it.