Has anyone had this type of interview?

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Has anyone had this type of interview?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:01 pm

I am a 3L and have a final interview for a government employer where they whittled down the applicants to around 15. I was told that 7 to 11 of these people are going to get hired. I've never gone to an interview where you have a 50% chance or better of landing a job. For some reason, I feel like I am more nervous knowing the breakdown that if I didn't know.

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Re: Has anyone had this type of interview?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:06 pm

This is a somewhat strange question. I have gone on CBs with firms that have very high offer rates. Do not worry about it. Just do what you have been doing to get this far.

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Re: Has anyone had this type of interview?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:This is a somewhat strange question. I have gone on CBs with firms that have very high offer rates. Do not worry about it. Just do what you have been doing to get this far.

Do you feel like it is more of a "let's see who messes up" kind of thing?

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Re: Has anyone had this type of interview?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:This is a somewhat strange question. I have gone on CBs with firms that have very high offer rates. Do not worry about it. Just do what you have been doing to get this far.

Do you feel like it is more of a "let's see who messes up" kind of thing?


In situations like this, I still don't think it's ever a matter of "let's see who messes up." I think one must do well because odds are none of the interviewees will actually mess up. It will be more of a matter of the employer evaluating who were the best 7 out of the 15 we interviewed.

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Re: Has anyone had this type of interview?

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:37 pm

If it makes you feel better, 7 is less than 50% of 15.

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Re: Has anyone had this type of interview?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:42 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:If it makes you feel better, 7 is less than 50% of 15.

I adjusted the numbers for outing purposes and forgot to increase the lower amount of the estimate accordingly. My bad.

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Re: Has anyone had this type of interview?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:46 pm

I know several people who went into their firm callbacks with the attitude that "they would get an offer as long as they didn't mess up." Pretty much all of them didn't get an offer (which isn't surprising because callbacks are hardly a sure thing to land an offer), but they were all extremely shocked they didn't get it. An interview is never really yours to lose.

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Re: Has anyone had this type of interview?

Postby TheFriendlyBarber » Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:04 pm

I know who you are. Don't worry, it'll be OK.

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Re: Has anyone had this type of interview?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I know several people who went into their firm callbacks with the attitude that "they would get an offer as long as they didn't mess up." Pretty much all of them didn't get an offer (which isn't surprising because callbacks are hardly a sure thing to land an offer), but they were all extremely shocked they didn't get it. An interview is never really yours to lose.

Thanks for the tip.




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