Anonymous User wrote:I guess I'm just looking for some hope to cling on to. I have one COA interview, but I am not a particularly good interviewer -- I can be hit or miss. If I had the stats for a COA interview (received out of the blue, no connections, etc.), I guess I was hoping for a district court interview somewhere.
The other frustrating thing is that my recommenders have been making calls since the summer to judges that they know, but none of those connections came through in the end. I guess it's the hyper-competitive nature of the process, and I know numerous applicants have multiple recommenders calling for them, but it doesn't alleviate the frustration re: the process.
Anyways, no point in thinking about this any longer. Guess I should just focus on knocking this interview out of the park next week.
I'm with you. My recommender made calls on my behalf - one in particular to a judge that she said he was my first choice - and nada. She had gotten others offers by this judge in previous years so it really bums me out.