.

(On Campus Interviews, Summer Associate positions, Firm Reviews, Tips, ...)
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only appropriate when you are revealing sensitive employment related information about a firm, job, etc. You may anonymously respond on topic to these threads. Unacceptable uses include: harassing another user, joking around, testing the feature, or other things that are more appropriate in the lounge.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
shadow.
Posts: 145
Joined: Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:13 pm

.

Postby shadow. » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:06 pm

.
Last edited by shadow. on Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
mths
Posts: 1098
Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:24 am

Re: Interview Question and Call Back Question

Postby mths » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:10 pm

shadow. wrote:Interview- is it okay to talk sports for 20 minutes if the interviewer leads with it? I had a couple 1L OCI interviews and we talked nothing but sports. No offers. I'm not sure if I didn't do enough selling myself or my interest in the firm. I try to project a social, want to be with you at 3 am vibe and am pretty fratty. Should I steer a conversation (obv not immediately, but at some point) away from sports and to the law/law firm/etc.?

Callback- I am married and want my wife to be part of the decision on whether to move to NYC. Is it okay to get a firm to pay for her ticket as well?

Thanks!

1) selling yourself and showing interest in the firm is essential
2) no, it's not ok

Anonymous User
Posts: 273481
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Interview Question and Call Back Question

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:58 pm

shadow. wrote:Interview- is it okay to talk sports for 20 minutes if the interviewer leads with it? I had a couple 1L OCI interviews and we talked nothing but sports. No offers. I'm not sure if I didn't do enough selling myself or my interest in the firm. I try to project a social, want to be with you at 3 am vibe and am pretty fratty. Should I steer a conversation (obv not immediately, but at some point) away from sports and to the law/law firm/etc.?

Callback- I am married and want my wife to be part of the decision on whether to move to NYC. Is it okay to get a firm to pay for her ticket as well?

Thanks!



1. you really never know. i did exactly the opposite and still didn't go far. and i hear some people did just like you and got SA offers.

2. no, definitely no.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273481
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Interview Question and Call Back Question

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:03 pm

If you have good or OK grades, it's important to sell yourself as capable, diligent, etc. If you have great grades, it's probably less important to do so and more important to represent yourself as friendly, likable, etc.

I have very good grades and have gotten CBs after interviews where we didn't discuss a single thing from my resume. I think if your grades are borderline for a CB, it's more important to push the conversation into demonstrating your strengths to compensate for less-than-stellar grades.

shadow.
Posts: 145
Joined: Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:13 pm

Re: Interview Question and Call Back Question

Postby shadow. » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:10 pm

.
Last edited by shadow. on Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.

mebeSajid
Posts: 129
Joined: Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:05 pm

Re: Interview Question and Call Back Question

Postby mebeSajid » Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:58 pm

shadow. wrote:
Callback- I am married and want my wife to be part of the decision on whether to move to NYC. Is it okay to get a firm to pay for her ticket as well?


Not ok to ask. But if the firm offers (I have a CB with a firm that does this), no reason why you can't take them up on it.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273481
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Interview Question and Call Back Question

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If you have good or OK grades, it's important to sell yourself as capable, diligent, etc. If you have great grades, it's probably less important to do so and more important to represent yourself as friendly, likable, etc.

I have very good grades and have gotten CBs after interviews where we didn't discuss a single thing from my resume. I think if your grades are borderline for a CB, it's more important to push the conversation into demonstrating your strengths to compensate for less-than-stellar grades.


Completely agree. If you have great grades there is a huge cushion..... just be likeable.




Return to “Legal Employment”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.