Anonymous User wrote:Any more thoughts on what QE is looking for in callbacks? Things to avoid saying - like, I only want to work here because I love wearing sandals? They have a written questionnaire which asks typical interview questions in some detail, and although I'm being completely honest in my answers (genuinely think it will be the best fit for me based on culture, etc.) I'm not sure how to strike the right balance between being upfront and not looking like I'm just saying what I think they want to hear. But since they do seem to put some effort into distinguishing themselves, I don't want to waste the opportunity to gush about them a bit and show that I get it.
Also, are Quinn people more direct/less cagey and diplomatic in the recruiting process than those other firms, and does this affect how you should present yourself in the interview process?
Don't say stupid stuff (like "I only want to work here because X"), but I assume you know that. I vote that you be upfront and write what you like about the firm, especially if it evinces knowledge about the firm. If it isn't obvious by now, the firm prides itself on certain things. I think it's safe, good, to say you're looking for those things.
I think Quinn is more direct and less diplomatic about recruiting BEHIND THE SCENES, when talking with its own employees. Meaning, if they like you, they'll act quickly and there isn't, like, a formal meeting about it. I doubt this means anything to an applicant, or should change the way they act. If you like the people and the "vibes," I say go with it,