The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Lwoods » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
bdubs wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I was invited for a callback interview at a midsize firm and e-mailed them over the weekend to schedule the interview. Unfortunately, I didn't get a response till Monday when they clarified that they do not interview on the weekends and asked me what weekdays I would be available. I responded 5 minutes later with three days that were available. I haven't gotten a response all day. Should I call to schedule? or is that too pushy? Maybe they are checking with the schedules of the interviewing attorneys? It is supposed to last 4 hours - so I'm probably going to meet with many.


Why didn't you call? Scheduling interviews over the phone is 100x easier than over e-mail.


I got the e-mail on Friday, but I was at my internship until 5 and wasn't sure of my schedule. Called on Saturday, but the recruiting manager was not available over the weekend. I didn't want to leave three days without hearing from me. :/


You'll be fine. These people are busy, and scheduling your interview is not at the top of their priority list. If you don't hear by 4pm Wednesday (for the firm's timezone), call at that time. Any sooner would seem pushy, I feel.
Recruiting coordinators do work on evenings and weekends sometimes, but scheduling interviews is not be something they would do outside of normal business hours.

I totally get why you felt an urgency to contact them over the weekend because this is a stressful and exciting process. However, for future reference for anyone looking at this: count in business days, not in actual days. If phone is the best/easiest way to get something done, call during regular business hours. A Monday response to a Friday inquiry is totally appropriate when scheduling an interview. The recruiting coordinator is not spending her weekend wondering if you got her message. She's either enjoying her weekend or doing another part of her job.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Guchster » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:51 pm

NYC Law wrote:Looks like I have a Federal Judicial Internship. It'll be split between District/BK/Mag judges


This is fucking awesome, and a fantastic way to view different courts/judges style (and a nice preview for when you're a clerk!)

Congrats!

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Guchster » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:53 pm

Flips88 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
bdubs wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I was invited for a callback interview at a midsize firm and e-mailed them over the weekend to schedule the interview. Unfortunately, I didn't get a response till Monday when they clarified that they do not interview on the weekends and asked me what weekdays I would be available. I responded 5 minutes later with three days that were available. I haven't gotten a response all day. Should I call to schedule? or is that too pushy? Maybe they are checking with the schedules of the interviewing attorneys? It is supposed to last 4 hours - so I'm probably going to meet with many.


Why didn't you call? Scheduling interviews over the phone is 100x easier than over e-mail.


I got the e-mail on Friday, but I was at my internship until 5 and wasn't sure of my schedule. Called on Saturday, but the recruiting manager was not available over the weekend. I didn't want to leave three days without hearing from me. :/

You seem clingy.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:01 pm

Has anyone else had no luck so far with federal judges? I'm at a T14 and applied about 3 weeks ago. It's one of the most competitive districts, but I applied to every COA, district, magistrate, and bankruptcy judge. I've heard from maybe 10% via email/mail all saying they've either hired already or are not hiring for this summer. Otherwise, no calls or even a grade request.

I had my cover letter and resume looked over by career services, and thought my writing sample was fine. No grades sent when I mass mailed, but good work experience that should set me apart from most other applicants.

Is the timetable just longer than all the "I got my offer in December" posts make it seem? I haven't applied to any PI or government jobs because my resume is corporate-focused and I have zero interest in PI or government. Not URM either, so SA is probably out. Other than waiting until later in the semester and hoping an RA position opens up, I'm not sure what to do.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby YourCaptain » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone else had no luck so far with federal judges? I'm at a T14 and applied about 3 weeks ago. It's one of the most competitive districts,.


thats your problem

start applying EVERYWHERE.

this goes for 1L and 2L employment. when you get the interview and they ask you to explain the connection, then you can sweat it out. in the meantime, be relentless.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby drmguy » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:00 pm

What's standard interview protocol for people applying to a judge or non-firm job a long ways away?

Is it automatically expected that you will fly there to interview?

Do you bring up the phone interview option or just go with the flow?

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby bk1 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:10 pm

drmguy wrote:What's standard interview protocol for people applying to a judge or non-firm job a long ways away?

Is it automatically expected that you will fly there to interview?

Do you bring up the phone interview option or just go with the flow?


Depends on the employer. Several of the places I have applied to have specifically stated that they expect in-person interviews. However, I am sure that there are certain places that would be okay with phone or Skype. If they didn't specify I don't see the harm in at least inquiring as to whether a phone interview is a possibility.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:29 am

meg5096 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I was invited for a callback interview at a midsize firm and e-mailed them over the weekend to schedule the interview. Unfortunately, I didn't get a response till Monday when they clarified that they do not interview on the weekends and asked me what weekdays I would be available. I responded 5 minutes later with three days that were available. I haven't gotten a response all day. Should I call to schedule? or is that too pushy? Maybe they are checking with the schedules of the interviewing attorneys? It is supposed to last 4 hours - so I'm probably going to meet with many.


Breathe. Breathe. They'll get back to you. Also, did you really try to schedule an interview for a weekend?


seriously, dude

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby acrossthelake » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:53 am

drmguy wrote:What's standard interview protocol for people applying to a judge or non-firm job a long ways away?

Is it automatically expected that you will fly there to interview?

Do you bring up the phone interview option or just go with the flow?


If they're not paying you, most tend to be fine with phone/skype if you're flying distance away.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Guchster » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:10 pm

So I just had a phone screen, and the recruiter mentioned that she googled me and facebooked me. I was like, "yeah, there's not a lot on me out there on the web." She then asked if I could give her the link to my linkedin profile (which I don't even have) or my facebook profile :shock:


WTF.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby 071816 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:12 pm

Guchster wrote:So I just had a phone screen, and the recruiter mentioned that she googled me and facebooked me. I was like, "yeah, there's not a lot on me out there on the web." She then asked if I could give her the link to my linkedin profile (which I don't even have) or my facebook profile :shock:


WTF.


Fucking weird that they were that straightforward about wanting to stalk you.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Flips88 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:13 pm

Guchster wrote:So I just had a phone screen, and the recruiter mentioned that she googled me and facebooked me. I was like, "yeah, there's not a lot on me out there on the web." She then asked if I could give her the link to my linkedin profile (which I don't even have) or my facebook profile :shock:


WTF.

At that point, I think that would be indicative of the type of culture the place has and I'd probably lose all interest.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Guchster » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:13 pm

Guchster wrote:So I just had a phone screen, and the recruiter mentioned that she googled me and facebooked me. I was like, "yeah, there's not a lot on me out there on the web." She then asked if I could give her the link to my linkedin profile (which I don't even have) or my facebook profile :shock:


WTF.


Best part. Because I have ass burgers, I gave it to her. LOLLZ!



(While all you can see on my public profile are items you could see on my resume, firm probably has both legit (i.e., relationship with facebook or some crazy company) or illegit (asking for common friends to send shit) of finding stuff out. Meh ).

ETA: I should've given her my TLS profile link! HOLY SHIT. Imagine, I'd be banned for life from the work place entirely.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:16 pm

Guchster wrote:
Guchster wrote:So I just had a phone screen, and the recruiter mentioned that she googled me and facebooked me. I was like, "yeah, there's not a lot on me out there on the web." She then asked if I could give her the link to my linkedin profile (which I don't even have) or my facebook profile :shock:


WTF.


Best part. Because I have ass burgers, I gave it to her. LOLLZ!



(While all you can see on my public profile are items you could see on my resume, firm probably has both legit (i.e., relationship with facebook or some crazy company) or illegit (asking for common friends to send shit) of finding stuff out. Meh ).


ETA: I should've given her my TLS profile link! HOLY SHIT. Imagine, I'd be banned for life from the work place entirly for my fucktastically, stupid ways.


OMG, this is freaking me out

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Ofta3184 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:18 pm

Guchster wrote:
Guchster wrote:So I just had a phone screen, and the recruiter mentioned that she googled me and facebooked me. I was like, "yeah, there's not a lot on me out there on the web." She then asked if I could give her the link to my linkedin profile (which I don't even have) or my facebook profile :shock:


WTF.


Best part. Because I have ass burgers, I gave it to her. LOLLZ!



(While all you can see on my public profile are items you could see on my resume, firm probably has both legit (i.e., relationship with facebook or some crazy company) or illegit (asking for common friends to send shit) of finding stuff out. Meh ).

ETA: I should've given her my TLS profile link! HOLY SHIT. Imagine, I'd be banned for life from the work place entirely.


she's probably reading through all 216 of your TLS posts now too!

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby ilovesf » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:19 pm

Guchster wrote:So I just had a phone screen, and the recruiter mentioned that she googled me and facebooked me. I was like, "yeah, there's not a lot on me out there on the web." She then asked if I could give her the link to my linkedin profile (which I don't even have) or my facebook profile :shock:


WTF.

lol that's pretty weird. better make your privacy settings really strict right now.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby bk1 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:20 pm

Guchster wrote:So I just had a phone screen, and the recruiter mentioned that she googled me and facebooked me. I was like, "yeah, there's not a lot on me out there on the web." She then asked if I could give her the link to my linkedin profile (which I don't even have) or my facebook profile :shock:


WTF.


Clear anti-Google+/Twitter trolling on her part.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Guchster » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:21 pm

Ofta3184 wrote: she's probably reading through all 216 of your TLS posts now too!


LOL! I bet during the follow up she's going to call me out on some of my more disruptive poasts. Or ask me to elaborate on teh diassasster of last nights lawschoolwebsitehiring.com drama bomb.


ilovesf wrote: lol that's pretty weird. better make your privacy settings really strict right now.


Good reminder. I'm going to double check the shit out of my facebook profile--temporarily removing all functionality for everyone except for me.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Flips88 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:24 pm

Guchster wrote:Best part. Because I have ass burgers, I gave it to her. LOLLZ!

(While all you can see on my public profile are items you could see on my resume, firm probably has both legit (i.e., relationship with facebook or some crazy company) or illegit (asking for common friends to send shit) of finding stuff out. Meh ).

ETA: I should've given her my TLS profile link! HOLY SHIT. Imagine, I'd be banned for life from the work place entirely.

You should have told them that you're a member of the Lemon Party if they'd like to research your political leanings. (DO NOT GOOGLE THIS AT WORK).

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby cinephile » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:25 pm

bk1 wrote:
Guchster wrote:So I just had a phone screen, and the recruiter mentioned that she googled me and facebooked me. I was like, "yeah, there's not a lot on me out there on the web." She then asked if I could give her the link to my linkedin profile (which I don't even have) or my facebook profile :shock:


WTF.


Clear anti-Google+/Twitter trolling on her part.


I actually made a fake twitter just because I thought employers would expect me to have one. It says things like: Today is the first day of winter. or Crest Whitening toothpaste really whitens.

Now I need to make a fake facebook that says the same nonsense.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Flips88 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:26 pm

cinephile wrote:
bk1 wrote:
Guchster wrote:So I just had a phone screen, and the recruiter mentioned that she googled me and facebooked me. I was like, "yeah, there's not a lot on me out there on the web." She then asked if I could give her the link to my linkedin profile (which I don't even have) or my facebook profile :shock:


WTF.


Clear anti-Google+/Twitter trolling on her part.


I actually made a fake twitter just because I thought employers would expect me to have one. It says things like: Today is the first day of winter. or Crest Whitening toothpaste really whitens.

Now I need to make a fake facebook that says the same nonsense.

This is pretty pathetic, both for you, but more so for society.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Guchster » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:27 pm

cinephile wrote:
bk1 wrote:
Guchster wrote:So I just had a phone screen, and the recruiter mentioned that she googled me and facebooked me. I was like, "yeah, there's not a lot on me out there on the web." She then asked if I could give her the link to my linkedin profile (which I don't even have) or my facebook profile :shock:


WTF.


Clear anti-Google+/Twitter trolling on her part.


I actually made a fake twitter just because I thought employers would expect me to have one. It says things like: Today is the first day of winter. or Crest Whitening toothpaste really whitens.

Now I need to make a fake facebook that says the same nonsense.


Damn. Should've done this.

Smart advice though for OCI/EIP in the fall. *runs off to make fake twitter/facebook/linkedIn(LOLWTF!!!) profiles.*

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Guchster » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:28 pm

Guchster wrote:
cinephile wrote:
bk1 wrote:
Guchster wrote:So I just had a phone screen, and the recruiter mentioned that she googled me and facebooked me. I was like, "yeah, there's not a lot on me out there on the web." She then asked if I could give her the link to my linkedin profile (which I don't even have) or my facebook profile :shock:


WTF.


Clear anti-Google+/Twitter trolling on her part.


I actually made a fake twitter just because I thought employers would expect me to have one. It says things like: Today is the first day of winter. or Crest Whitening toothpaste really whitens.

Now I need to make a fake facebook that says the same nonsense.


Damn. Should've done this.

Smart advice though for OCI/EIP in the fall. *runs off to make fake twitter/facebook/linkedIn(LOLWTF!!!) profiles.*



But seriously what is linkedin and why would any lazy 1L have one?
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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby cinephile » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:28 pm

Flips88 wrote:
cinephile wrote:
I actually made a fake twitter just because I thought employers would expect me to have one. It says things like: Today is the first day of winter. or Crest Whitening toothpaste really whitens.

Now I need to make a fake facebook that says the same nonsense.

This is pretty pathetic, both for you, but more so for society.


:lol: Thanks.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Guchster » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:31 pm

Flips88 wrote:
Guchster wrote:Best part. Because I have ass burgers, I gave it to her. LOLLZ!

(While all you can see on my public profile are items you could see on my resume, firm probably has both legit (i.e., relationship with facebook or some crazy company) or illegit (asking for common friends to send shit) of finding stuff out. Meh ).

ETA: I should've given her my TLS profile link! HOLY SHIT. Imagine, I'd be banned for life from the work place entirely.

You should have told them that you're a member of the Lemon Party if they'd like to research your political leanings. (DO NOT GOOGLE THIS AT WORK).



damn. you. to. hell. for this :shock:




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