Invited for CB but its 3 weeks from now- is that a bad sign?

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Eco
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Invited for CB but its 3 weeks from now- is that a bad sign?

Postby Eco » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:04 pm

Now I know getting a CB is never a bad sign generally. I did the interview on Tuesday and almost immediately got a CB. But they set the date for about 3 weeks from now! I'm wondering, is this a bad sign in terms of my chances of being offered? Assuming I interview well etc... and that is not the issue, should I be worried that they're doing other CBs before mine, which is why its scheduled so far away from now, and that they might offer positions before my interview is up (and then just interview me for the sake of it)?

Or am I reading too much into this?

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IrwinM.Fletcher
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Re: Invited for CB but its 3 weeks from now- is that a bad sign?

Postby IrwinM.Fletcher » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:36 pm

You can't control that. Don't spend time worrying about what you can't change.

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Re: Invited for CB but its 3 weeks from now- is that a bad sign?

Postby kurla88 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:52 pm

If the summer class is large, they are probably interviewing a lot of people. Also consider that firms often spend a good half day on callbacks, and don't want to have a ton of students in at the same time. (Awkwarddd.) So if they're doing, say, 4 students a day for the next 3 weeks, that's still not THAT many people.

They wouldn't interview you if they weren't interested in hiring you. Don't worry about the date.

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Re: Invited for CB but its 3 weeks from now- is that a bad sign?

Postby Eco » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:59 pm

They're not a massive firm, but they're pretty big. I would say they hire maximum 4-5 people for summer associates next year. I know I have a great chance at getting the offer due to my previous work experience and my law school's strength in the area (I'm in GW and they hire a lot of GWers).

I guess I'm just worried that they'll interview other people before me, fill up those 4-5 slots, then basically have no place to offer me a position even if I am a great candidate.

Thanks for the encouragement though.

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Re: Invited for CB but its 3 weeks from now- is that a bad sign?

Postby Grizz » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:07 am

Serenity Prayer wrote:God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

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Re: Invited for CB but its 3 weeks from now- is that a bad sign?

Postby fathergoose » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:10 am

Grizz wrote:
Serenity Prayer wrote:God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

How very appropriate.

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Re: Invited for CB but its 3 weeks from now- is that a bad sign?

Postby Eco » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:56 am

lol!

I know I can't change it. Just wondering if its normal for a CB to be scheduled so far away.




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