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Anyone heard from Bass Berry & Sims in Memphis

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:00 pm

I know this is specific, but has anyone?

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Re: Anyone heard from Bass Berry & Sims in Memphis

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:06 pm

Don't know about Memphis, but I know some of their other offices are holding off making decisions until the first week in October.

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Re: Anyone heard from Bass Berry & Sims in Memphis

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:02 am

As of right now, has anyone heard from the Nashville office?

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Re: Anyone heard from Bass Berry & Sims in Memphis

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:04 am

Anonymous User wrote:As of right now, has anyone heard from the Nashville office?

Bunch of offers went out last week. I know of at least 4.

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Re: Anyone heard from Bass Berry & Sims in Memphis

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:23 am

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Anonymous User wrote:As of right now, has anyone heard from the Nashville office?

Bunch of offers went out last week. I know of at least 4.


Jesus. The assistant told me there was a hiring committee meeting yesterday; I did a CB earlier this week, but didn't hear anything yesterday.

Ding in the mail?

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Re: Anyone heard from Bass Berry & Sims in Memphis

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:55 am

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Anonymous User wrote:As of right now, has anyone heard from the Nashville office?

Bunch of offers went out last week. I know of at least 4.


Jesus. The assistant told me there was a hiring committee meeting yesterday; I did a CB earlier this week, but didn't hear anything yesterday.

Ding in the mail?

Maybe? Just wait.

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Re: Anyone heard from Bass Berry & Sims in Memphis

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:05 am

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Anonymous User wrote:As of right now, has anyone heard from the Nashville office?

Bunch of offers went out last week. I know of at least 4.


Jesus. The assistant told me there was a hiring committee meeting yesterday; I did a CB earlier this week, but didn't hear anything yesterday.

Ding in the mail?

Maybe? Just wait.

Obviously. But I'm 0 for 5 on CBs so far, and I've only got 1 more if I go 0 for 6 here with Bass Berry.

I literally don't know what people do if they strike out.

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Re: Anyone heard from Bass Berry & Sims in Memphis

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:14 am

Anonymous User wrote:Obviously. But I'm 0 for 5 on CBs so far, and I've only got 1 more if I go 0 for 6 here with Bass Berry.

I literally don't know what people do if they strike out.

You managed to wrangle a Bass CB, but no other offers? Weird man. If you have any more CBs, make sure you figure out what went wrong with the first 5 so you can improve. That's a VERY low conversion rate. Well, good luck.

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Re: Anyone heard from Bass Berry & Sims in Memphis

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:36 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Obviously. But I'm 0 for 5 on CBs so far, and I've only got 1 more if I go 0 for 6 here with Bass Berry.

I literally don't know what people do if they strike out.

You managed to wrangle a Bass CB, but no other offers? Weird man. If you have any more CBs, make sure you figure out what went wrong with the first 5 so you can improve. That's a VERY low conversion rate. Well, good luck.


I've heard that they're meeting today or so. So no pressure. And some offers have been extended earlier in the cycle. I know Memphis has offered.

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Re: Anyone heard from Bass Berry & Sims in Memphis

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:54 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Obviously. But I'm 0 for 5 on CBs so far, and I've only got 1 more if I go 0 for 6 here with Bass Berry.

I literally don't know what people do if they strike out.

You managed to wrangle a Bass CB, but no other offers? Weird man. If you have any more CBs, make sure you figure out what went wrong with the first 5 so you can improve. That's a VERY low conversion rate. Well, good luck.


I've heard that they're meeting today or so. So no pressure. And some offers have been extended earlier in the cycle. I know Memphis has offered.

Do you know if they sent out (i.e., called people) for offers on Friday?

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Re: Anyone heard from Bass Berry & Sims in Memphis

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:48 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Obviously. But I'm 0 for 5 on CBs so far, and I've only got 1 more if I go 0 for 6 here with Bass Berry.

I literally don't know what people do if they strike out.

You managed to wrangle a Bass CB, but no other offers? Weird man. If you have any more CBs, make sure you figure out what went wrong with the first 5 so you can improve. That's a VERY low conversion rate. Well, good luck.


I've heard that they're meeting today or so. So no pressure. And some offers have been extended earlier in the cycle. I know Memphis has offered.

Do you know if they sent out (i.e., called people) for offers on Friday?


If they ran on schedule they probably did - but I do not know.

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Re: Anyone heard from Bass Berry & Sims in Memphis

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:56 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Do you know if they sent out (i.e., called people) for offers on Friday?


If they ran on schedule they probably did - but I do not know.

Fuck I hope they didn't. I'd really love to work there.

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Re: Anyone heard from Bass Berry & Sims in Memphis

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:30 pm

Well I got dinged.

0 for 6.

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Re: Anyone heard from Bass Berry & Sims in Memphis

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Well I got dinged.

0 for 6.

Then you were routinely doing something incorrect in your callbacks.

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Re: Anyone heard from Bass Berry & Sims in Memphis

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:02 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Well I got dinged.

0 for 6.

Then you were routinely doing something incorrect in your callbacks.


I gotta tell you, that is exactly what I would think, too, if I saw those results, but I really don't think that's the case.

Even if I'm not a great interviewer, I'm sure as hell not a terrible one.

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Re: Anyone heard from Bass Berry & Sims in Memphis

Postby KamaalTheAbstract » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:20 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Well I got dinged.

0 for 6.

Then you were routinely doing something incorrect in your callbacks.


I gotta tell you, that is exactly what I would think, too, if I saw those results, but I really don't think that's the case.

Even if I'm not a great interviewer, I'm sure as hell not a terrible one.


You don't have to be a bad interviewer to strike out. It's pretty easy to strike out these days. Lots of firms have small classes and callback a ton of people. 6 callbacks with 6 firms that are only hiring 5 people means you have a good chance of striking out. Back in 07 getting a callback was almost like getting offer. I had older friends that I was asking about the callback stage and they were like "oh yeah, once you get the callback its all over. Congratulations man". Its not like that anymore.

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Re: Anyone heard from Bass Berry & Sims in Memphis

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:24 pm

KamaalTheAbstract wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Well I got dinged.

0 for 6.

Then you were routinely doing something incorrect in your callbacks.


I gotta tell you, that is exactly what I would think, too, if I saw those results, but I really don't think that's the case.

Even if I'm not a great interviewer, I'm sure as hell not a terrible one.


You don't have to be a bad interviewer to strike out. It's pretty easy to strike out these days. Lots of firms have small classes and callback a ton of people. 6 callbacks with 6 firms that are only hiring 5 people means you have a good chance of striking out. Back in 07 getting a callback was almost like getting offer. I had older friends that I was asking about the callback stage and they were like "oh yeah, once you get the callback its all over. Congratulations man". Its not like that anymore.

Yeah. I've only had one CB at a firm with a mega-class... and even they tend to CB a lot of people relative to other firms with mega-classes.

Everywhere else has been 10 SAs or less.

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Re: Anyone heard from Bass Berry & Sims in Memphis

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Everywhere else has been 10 SAs or less.


School/target market?

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Re: Anyone heard from Bass Berry & Sims in Memphis

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:20 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Everywhere else has been 10 SAs or less.


School/target market?

T20, top 15%.

Everywhere, but have ties to TN.

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Re: Anyone heard from Bass Berry & Sims in Memphis

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:59 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Well I got dinged.

0 for 6.

Then you were routinely doing something incorrect in your callbacks.


I gotta tell you, that is exactly what I would think, too, if I saw those results, but I really don't think that's the case.

Even if I'm not a great interviewer, I'm sure as hell not a terrible one.


It's not about being a terrible interview. Sometimes it's not that you're putting people off, but you're not communicating something that's very important. I was doing terrible at the beginning of my cycle and I realized that I wasn't doing enough research and demonstrating enough knowledge of the interviewer, firm, and the firm's practice. It made me come off as less than credible. While I felt that I connected with the interviewer pretty well - and maybe they did genuinely like me - this sort of flaw prohibited me from making the short list (and short lists are indeed short these days).

So potentially: you are not communicating your ties very well. Maybe you don't seem very eager or excited to do this kind of work.




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