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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby traehekat » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:46 am

Anonymous User wrote:
keg411 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Got an offer from a midsize around a week ago. I informed my last outstanding V-100 about the offer, and the V-100 requested a second writing sample. What could this possibly mean?

On the same note, how do I respond to the midsize for the time being without making it sound like I'm putting the firm as my second choice?


If the midsize is a NALP firm, you have 28 days total and don't have to tell them anything.


It's not -- they gave me a two-week deadline.


I might not say anything to the midsize firm. Just get that writing sample to the V100 and make sure they are aware of the deadline with the midsize firm. Inform the V100 they are your first choice (if in fact they are) and hopefully they will make the effort to reach a decision by the deadline if possible. I wouldn't risk jeopardizing any "good will" or whatever you have with the midsize firm. Probably not great to come into the SA labeled - fair or not - as the person who doesn't even want to be here.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Grizz » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:47 pm

traehekat wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
keg411 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Got an offer from a midsize around a week ago. I informed my last outstanding V-100 about the offer, and the V-100 requested a second writing sample. What could this possibly mean?

On the same note, how do I respond to the midsize for the time being without making it sound like I'm putting the firm as my second choice?


If the midsize is a NALP firm, you have 28 days total and don't have to tell them anything.


It's not -- they gave me a two-week deadline.


I might not say anything to the midsize firm. Just get that writing sample to the V100 and make sure they are aware of the deadline with the midsize firm. Inform the V100 they are your first choice (if in fact they are) and hopefully they will make the effort to reach a decision by the deadline if possible. I wouldn't risk jeopardizing any "good will" or whatever you have with the midsize firm. Probably not great to come into the SA labeled - fair or not - as the person who doesn't even want to be here.

Good advice. Also I'd consider telling the V100 that you have a 2 wk deadline (if in fact they are your first choice).

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:59 pm

Potentially off the boat again. Got an offer from a federal agency in the field I hope to pursue. Still hoping for something better, or potential split with small firm in the industry, but guess good that can board a lifeboat.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:51 am

Grizz wrote:
traehekat wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
keg411 wrote:
If the midsize is a NALP firm, you have 28 days total and don't have to tell them anything.


It's not -- they gave me a two-week deadline.


I might not say anything to the midsize firm. Just get that writing sample to the V100 and make sure they are aware of the deadline with the midsize firm. Inform the V100 they are your first choice (if in fact they are) and hopefully they will make the effort to reach a decision by the deadline if possible. I wouldn't risk jeopardizing any "good will" or whatever you have with the midsize firm. Probably not great to come into the SA labeled - fair or not - as the person who doesn't even want to be here.

Good advice. Also I'd consider telling the V100 that you have a 2 wk deadline (if in fact they are your first choice).


Thanks, everyone.
What do you guys think about the second writing sample?

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:51 am

Grizz wrote:
traehekat wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
keg411 wrote:
If the midsize is a NALP firm, you have 28 days total and don't have to tell them anything.


It's not -- they gave me a two-week deadline.


I might not say anything to the midsize firm. Just get that writing sample to the V100 and make sure they are aware of the deadline with the midsize firm. Inform the V100 they are your first choice (if in fact they are) and hopefully they will make the effort to reach a decision by the deadline if possible. I wouldn't risk jeopardizing any "good will" or whatever you have with the midsize firm. Probably not great to come into the SA labeled - fair or not - as the person who doesn't even want to be here.

Good advice. Also I'd consider telling the V100 that you have a 2 wk deadline (if in fact they are your first choice).


Thanks, everyone.
What do you guys think about the second writing sample? Is it standard to make this kind of request after hearing a candidate has a pending offer...? Really connected with the V-100, so hopefully that was a good sign.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:30 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Grizz wrote:
traehekat wrote:
I might not say anything to the midsize firm. Just get that writing sample to the V100 and make sure they are aware of the deadline with the midsize firm. Inform the V100 they are your first choice (if in fact they are) and hopefully they will make the effort to reach a decision by the deadline if possible. I wouldn't risk jeopardizing any "good will" or whatever you have with the midsize firm. Probably not great to come into the SA labeled - fair or not - as the person who doesn't even want to be here.

Good advice. Also I'd consider telling the V100 that you have a 2 wk deadline (if in fact they are your first choice).


Thanks, everyone.
What do you guys think about the second writing sample? Is it standard to make this kind of request after hearing a candidate has a pending offer...? Really connected with the V-100, so hopefully that was a good sign.


Bump.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:55 pm

Let me join those who after over 200+ rejections I can say seriously, NEVER FUCKING GIVE UP. Today, December 19th, I FINALLY got an offer from a smaller firm (30+ attorneys) in the DC Metro area. It's a paid position with the opportunity to work during the school year and the potential for long term employment as well. It came from a symplicity posting, so keep checking it, mass mailing and networking, IT WILL PAY OFF. I know it sucks and I was at rock bottom but kept plugging away. So happy to be jumping ship; best of luck everyone.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Grizz » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Thanks, everyone.
What do you guys think about the second writing sample? Is it standard to make this kind of request after hearing a candidate has a pending offer...? Really connected with the V-100, so hopefully that was a good sign.

It's not a bad sign, but does it really matter whether it's a good sign or not? It's totally out of your control.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby run26.2 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:21 am

Anonymous User wrote:Thanks, everyone.
What do you guys think about the second writing sample? Is it standard to make this kind of request after hearing a candidate has a pending offer...? Really connected with the V-100, so hopefully that was a good sign.

It seems to me that they like you, but your original sample didn't serve their purposes. I'd take a look at what you submitted. Was it an academic piece as opposed to legal writing? Was it something that was substantially edited by others? Did you cut it down to size in a way that made the arguments hard to understand? One of those could be the reason they want to see something else.

It sounds like they just need to see something to push you over the line. You might ask them if they want another piece like you submitted or something else. Good luck.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:24 am

OFFER FROM V-50.

Callback back in early November.

WOW. NEVER give up...

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby sky7 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:55 am

Anonymous User wrote:OFFER FROM V-50.

Callback back in early November.

WOW. NEVER give up...



Amazing. Congratulations, dude.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:18 am

sky7 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:OFFER FROM V-50.

Callback back in early November.

WOW. NEVER give up...



Amazing. Congratulations, dude.


Thank you so much. I feel incredibly lucky, but it just goes to show how patience and hustling will get you where you want to be.

Good luck, everyone.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:46 pm

I honestly feel like I'm going to be poor for the rest of my life. I did well academically at a t-20 school but did not get a job for the summer. I hope someone out there will not see me as a piece of shit and hires me even for $1/hr so I can buy food.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I honestly feel like I'm going to be poor for the rest of my life. I did well academically at a t-20 school but did not get a job for the summer. I hope someone out there will not see me as a piece of shit and hires me even for $1/hr so I can buy food.

In the same shoes as you, good luck! And with the only advice from career office being networking, here's to hoping the alums I cold e-mail and meet over the next couple weeks have a job to offer.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby dudders » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I honestly feel like I'm going to be poor for the rest of my life. I did well academically at a t-20 school but did not get a job for the summer. I hope someone out there will not see me as a piece of shit and hires me even for $1/hr so I can buy food.


this.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:17 am

dudders wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I honestly feel like I'm going to be poor for the rest of my life. I did well academically at a t-20 school but did not get a job for the summer. I hope someone out there will not see me as a piece of shit and hires me even for $1/hr so I can buy food.


this.


Double This.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby dudders » Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:49 pm

rolf evidently I've had too much to drink today since I just mass-mailed firms on a whim. fml.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby MG95 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:52 pm

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:44 am

Got an offer at my local DA's office after cancelling my OCI interview. Thought it was a clerical error, but it was real (never interviewed with them at all). Takes some pressure off me because at least I'll have SOMETHING (and going the ADA route has looked more enticing after striking out) so I feel less suicidal now. IBR would be solid for my debt load too.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby sky7 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Got an offer at my local DA's office after cancelling my OCI interview. Thought it was a clerical error, but it was real (never interviewed with them at all). Takes some pressure off me because at least I'll have SOMETHING (and going the ADA route has looked more enticing after striking out) so I feel less suicidal now. IBR would be solid for my debt load too.


Congrats!!!

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby dudders » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:24 pm

Last night I had a dream that I had to attend a Cdo workshop on how to prepare for your summer sa. Everyone else in the group had one and laughed at me when I said firms evidently find me a desirable candidate.

Also the workshop was led by my ex-boss who fired me 3 years ago

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:56 pm

Just received a summer offer for an in house position at an up and coming consulting firm for the pharma/biotech industry. As long as I go in and bust my ass, it'll lead to a job offer. Comparable pay to biglaw, quarterly bonuses, and the possibility of investment in something I didn't totally understand during my interview. 8-5 working days. Ecstatic for once. There is hope out there guys, keep trying!

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Just received a summer offer for an in house position at an up and coming consulting firm for the pharma/biotech industry. As long as I go in and bust my ass, it'll lead to a job offer. Comparable pay to biglaw, quarterly bonuses, and the possibility of investment in something I didn't totally understand during my interview. 8-5 working days. Ecstatic for once. There is hope out there guys, keep trying!


Where are people even finding jobs such as the one listed above? All I have to go on from my career services is "network" where I get responses such as "if you have law review, shouldn't you have found something from campus recruiting in the fall?" I'm just absolutely lost, and my plan right now is to take enough accounting classes at the business school to sit for the (world's most expensive) CPA since landing a consulting internship seems very unlikely.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just received a summer offer for an in house position at an up and coming consulting firm for the pharma/biotech industry. As long as I go in and bust my ass, it'll lead to a job offer. Comparable pay to biglaw, quarterly bonuses, and the possibility of investment in something I didn't totally understand during my interview. 8-5 working days. Ecstatic for once. There is hope out there guys, keep trying!


Where are people even finding jobs such as the one listed above? All I have to go on from my career services is "network" where I get responses such as "if you have law review, shouldn't you have found something from campus recruiting in the fall?" I'm just absolutely lost, and my plan right now is to take enough accounting classes at the business school to sit for the (world's most expensive) CPA since landing a consulting internship seems very unlikely.

I got lucky I think. I'm from the area the consulting firm is from and just missed LR at my school. They said they get a large number of resumes, so I think locality played a lot to do with getting the first interview. Today they told me I was a combination of normal, personable, and confident and that's why they offered it to me.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:02 pm

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