Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:
I don't think this is correct. I scheduled all of my 5+ NY callbacks in August...I know of 3 different NY firms who already have offers out (V10, V50, Lit Boutique)
The process is earlier and the old conventional wisdom is no longer the rule. There will be offers to September callback in September, of course -- but it is rolling -- schedule early -- you will not be forgotten: hiring committees are meeting at least every week.
So your impression is that first week of September callbacks are at a disadvantage?
Quoted Poster replied:
Yes, absolutely. If you're a great candidate, you're still getting the offer -- I doubt many classes will be *full* -- the firms that I know of that have offers out have classes of 20-40 (last year's numbers, but not expecting them to deviate all that much). But there will be fewer offers to go around. I think they *probably* intend to offer at roughly the same rate over the first 3-4 weeks of their hiring season, but that will change dramatically if they have a really high acceptance rate.
There are V100 firms that aren't even starting callbacks until the week of the 29th. Obviously this doesn't apply to them. But earlier has to be better with the ones that have started offers in the third week of August. They'll have 20-30 offers out before you even walk in the door...