Anonymous User wrote:Please excuse this question which likely has no answer but . . .
Does anybody have any data on the % of CB's that turn into offers?
Just having the usual law student nerotic anxiety fit right now.
I think a good rule of thumb is that firms, on average, intend to give offers to 30-50% of people who come in, but it depends on the firm. Many NYC firms give offers to most of the people they call back, while Chicago firms that hire just a few SA's may give offers to much less than half.
Ultimately though, it depends on your interviewing and a bit on luck. I went 4 of 7 on my callbacks. If you don't have callbacks to burn, you need to execute each one perfectly. Out of the three I didn't get: I said something a little sexist in one, I was half an hour late to another, and for the last one I drank too much coffee before and had to run out of an interview to pee. This is stupid advice, but don't leave things to chance on your callbacks. Arrive early for your flight (and don't book the last flight of the day). Make sure you know where your hotel is. It'll probably be within walking distance of the firm, so figure out how to get to the firm. Eat bland food the night before. Get up early the morning of and have a small breakfast. Don't load up on free hotel breakfast sausages. If you must have coffee, pee before you leave the hotel and before you check-in at the firm. Watch your fucking mouth from the second you enter the firm's building. Have idle chit-chat (weather, local news, etc) handy for the awkward moments after an interview is over and you're walking with the attorney to the next interview. And of course, prep, prep, prep.