Plz handle thx: How do I spin only one CB in a given market

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Plz handle thx: How do I spin only one CB in a given market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:30 am

Ok, here is my situation guys: I have a few CBs in market A and only 1 CB in market B. The firms in market A aren't in market B. What should I do if the firm in market B asks me who else I am interviewing with while there? Is this going to be a problem for them or no issue at all?

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Re: Plz handle thx: How do I spin only one CB in a given market

Postby Unitas » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:39 am

Tell them you have applications out in the area that you haven't heard back from. "If you haven't already, send some applications out to other firms in that market"

Doubtful it will be an issue though. Someone with more experience may know. Might even want to ask in the V15 recruiter thread. I don't think he/she leaves that thread.

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Re: Plz handle thx: How do I spin only one CB in a given market

Postby barry » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:50 am

can't you just say "Well I've also interviewed with firms a, b, and c" ( and just name oci screeners you've had with firms in that market)

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Re: Plz handle thx: How do I spin only one CB in a given market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:51 am

barry wrote:can't you just say "Well I've also interviewed with firms a, b, and c" ( and just name oci screeners you've had with firms in that market)


Sure, but what if they ask specifically "while you're here?" My school is not in that market.

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Re: Plz handle thx: How do I spin only one CB in a given market

Postby BeenDidThat » Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
barry wrote:can't you just say "Well I've also interviewed with firms a, b, and c" ( and just name oci screeners you've had with firms in that market)


Sure, but what if they ask specifically "while you're here?" My school is not in that market.


"Unfortunately, I haven't yet heard from them."

EDIT: But generally, say whatever you can without lying that makes them think you want to be in their market. Spin away!

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Re: Plz handle thx: How do I spin only one CB in a given market

Postby Unitas » Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:30 pm

BeenDidThat wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
barry wrote:can't you just say "Well I've also interviewed with firms a, b, and c" ( and just name oci screeners you've had with firms in that market)


Sure, but what if they ask specifically "while you're here?" My school is not in that market.


"Unfortunately, I haven't yet heard from them."

EDIT: But generally, say whatever you can without lying that makes them think you want to be in their market. Spin away!


See

Unitas wrote:Tell them you have applications out in the area that you haven't heard back from. "If you haven't already, send some applications out to other firms in that market"

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Re: Plz handle thx: How do I spin only one CB in a given market

Postby bceagles182 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:11 pm

Have your classes started yet?

Tell them you haven't scheduled other interviews during that trip because you don't want to miss consecutive days of class?

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Re: Plz handle thx: How do I spin only one CB in a given market

Postby barry » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
barry wrote:can't you just say "Well I've also interviewed with firms a, b, and c" ( and just name oci screeners you've had with firms in that market)


Sure, but what if they ask specifically "while you're here?" My school is not in that market.


just say you're only in the for the day and did not have time to do two cb's, I don't think it's that weird to do only one cb on a trip

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Re: Plz handle thx: How do I spin only one CB in a given market

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:59 am

This happened to me last year where nearly all the firms where I was doing callbacks were on one coast and I had a callback at a firm on another coast (and the only firm in that market). I just told the interviewer that I was only interviewing with that firm because I wanted to be in the best firm that does the kind of work in which I was interested. I guess it worked because I got an offer (and they seemed to eat that answer up).




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