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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:18 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:The waiting is killing me. I know I should just ignore it, and thinking/obsessing about it doesn't help at all, but I feel paralyzed. I can't focus on any of my reading or journal duties. Hell, I can't even sit through a fucking TV show without checking my phone 15 times. The phantom phone vibration in my pocket sometimes wakes me up at night, if I can even get to sleep.

What's the point of giving a shit about schoolwork if I strike out at OCI? I almost feel like I may as well just phone it in from here on out and sink into the median. :?


lol you will have this exact same feeling if you get an offer, too.

But if you are just going to give up if you don't get a biglaw job and phone it in, drop out of school. Seriously. Save yourself the time and effort and money and anguish. Otherwise, kick yourself in the ass, make a non-firm plan B, and start working towards it. Those are your options.


Oh really? I had no idea that all I had to do was make a non-firm plan B and start working towards it. Thanks so much for your help! :mrgreen:

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:19 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:The waiting is killing me. I know I should just ignore it, and thinking/obsessing about it doesn't help at all, but I feel paralyzed. I can't focus on any of my reading or journal duties. Hell, I can't even sit through a fucking TV show without checking my phone 15 times. The phantom phone vibration in my pocket sometimes wakes me up at night, if I can even get to sleep.

What's the point of giving a shit about schoolwork if I strike out at OCI? I almost feel like I may as well just phone it in from here on out and sink into the median. :?


lol you will have this exact same feeling if you get an offer, too.

But if you are just going to give up if you don't get a biglaw job and phone it in, drop out of school. Seriously. Save yourself the time and effort and money and anguish. Otherwise, kick yourself in the ass, make a non-firm plan B, and start working towards it. Those are your options.


Oh really? I had no idea that all I had to do was make a non-firm plan B and start working towards it. Thanks so much for your help! :mrgreen:


I believe that was their polite way of saying stop whining until you actually have something to whine about.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:31 pm

While the wait is killing me as well, keep in mind, firms are still making CB's. I got 2 from major market V-firms in the past two days. (And I'm not at a school anywhere near the city). I don't know if it's the same out of the lower-ranked schools but firms are definitely still looking for T14 people.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I believe that was their polite way of saying stop whining until you actually have something to whine about.


Or even, "what's that, the thing you wanted didn't fall into your lap? well either give up and stop complaining, or make a new plan and act on that instead of complaining, because if there is one thing the world doesn't need, it's another unemployed law graduate complaining about the job market."

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:47 pm

Going on 3-4 weeks of silence from my mass mailing firms. Should I shoot them an e-mail checking in/maintaining interest if I have nothing to update?

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Going on 3-4 weeks of silence from my mass mailing firms. Should I shoot them an e-mail checking in/maintaining interest if I have nothing to update?


Yes. Or a phone call to the recruiting department to ask for your status and let them know you are still interested.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:29 pm

Jumping ship also.

1 callback, 1 offer.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby stratocophic » Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Jumping ship also.

1 callback, 1 offer.

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Nice work

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:16 pm

Jumping ship. Got an offer from a mass mail firm. Silence on other 6.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Jumping ship. Got an offer from a mass mail firm. Silence on other 6.


congrats! :D

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:46 pm

Keep your head up guys!

I finally got my first offer yesterday after >25 screeners and 6 callbacks. I know exactly how you feel and how hard it is to remain optimistic, but you've gotta keep the faith.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Keep your head up guys!

I finally got my first offer yesterday after >25 screeners and 6 callbacks. I know exactly how you feel and how hard it is to remain optimistic, but you've gotta keep the faith.


CONGRATS! How long did you wait for?

Tomorrow's my 5th week mark :|

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:06 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Keep your head up guys!

I finally got my first offer yesterday after >25 screeners and 6 callbacks. I know exactly how you feel and how hard it is to remain optimistic, but you've gotta keep the faith.


CONGRATS! How long did you wait for?

Tomorrow's my 5th week mark :|


That sucks but just hang in there. You're obviously on a hold list which is better than a ding. The first (maybe even second) wave of people offered should be coming up on their deadline soon. There should be movement.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Jumping ship. Got an offer from a mass mail firm. Silence on other 6.


Congrats!

Firm market / vault range?

Still have to hear back from a few of my mass-market firms.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:27 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Jumping ship. Got an offer from a mass mail firm. Silence on other 6.


Congrats!

Firm market / vault range?

Still have to hear back from a few of my mass-market firms.


DC. Not in the v100, but market rate.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:29 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Jumping ship. Got an offer from a mass mail firm. Silence on other 6.


Congrats!

Firm market / vault range?

Still have to hear back from a few of my mass-market firms.


DC. Not in the v100, but market rate.


Thanks and congrats again! I'm targeting DC too, so it's nice to hear about other people still having some success.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:33 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Jumping ship. Got an offer from a mass mail firm. Silence on other 6.


Congrats!

Firm market / vault range?

Still have to hear back from a few of my mass-market firms.


DC. Not in the v100, but market rate.


Thanks and congrats again! I'm targeting DC too, so it's nice to hear about other people still having some success.


Thanks. At least 3 of my OCi firms said they are holding all offers right now until they see how many accept what's out. If only people would decline what they dont want already!

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:35 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Keep your head up guys!

I finally got my first offer yesterday after >25 screeners and 6 callbacks. I know exactly how you feel and how hard it is to remain optimistic, but you've gotta keep the faith.


CONGRATS! How long did you wait for?

Tomorrow's my 5th week mark :|


That sucks but just hang in there. You're obviously on a hold list which is better than a ding. The first (maybe even second) wave of people offered should be coming up on their deadline soon. There should be movement.


Thanks for the words of encouragement! I think I have about 2-3 weeks to wait...

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:42 am

Anonymous User wrote:Jumping ship also.

1 callback, 1 offer.


+1

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:53 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Jumping ship also.

1 callback, 1 offer.


+1


So jealous! I had four callbacks, waiting on two firms and it's been so long already.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:42 am

5 callbacks......1 offer

I feel as if I dodged a bullet to the face.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby 174 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:10 am

11 screeners, 2 call backs last week. Still waiting to hear..

In the meantime, applying to every entry level non-legal job I am remotely qualified for.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:18 am

How do people phrase e-mails to recruiters that you want to check in with to reiterate interest but not sound desperate for an answer (because I'm sitting on 0 offers and I'd rather be on hold than get a reject)? Its been a couple of weeks.

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Re: No Offers Yet- All Aboard the USS Worried

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:35 am

Anonymous User wrote:How do people phrase e-mails to recruiters that you want to check in with to reiterate interest but not sound desperate for an answer (because I'm sitting on 0 offers and I'd rather be on hold than get a reject)? Its been a couple of weeks.


I just say that I'm following up. I don't divulge beyond that.

Keep your chin up. I'm still waiting on a couple of firms to reply to me as well, but I've been mass-mailing firms all over the place and have gotten some screener requests. Don't wait!!




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