Anonymous User wrote: Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:30 interviews, 3 callbacks, pretty average grades, thought I was a decent interviewer (and OCS didn't disagree). I was looking at the CB/Offer rate, and thinking that 60% or so means that I have a decent shot. Then it occurred to me that screeners to callbacks is like a 45% success rate and I batted a solid 10%. Now I'm freaking out.
Well, I honestly think that 3 CBs will almost certainly get an offer. Also, there are a lot of CBs still to come from Thursday / Friday screeners.
I hope you're right. It's one thing though to be on the wrong side of the 45-50% callback equation. But Cahill, for example, calls back 80% of the people they interview, I thought it went well, and I didn't get a callback. I didn't get one reach, although I chose them very carefully. I didn't get many of my targets, although I chose those even more carefully. Seriously, bidding with average grades, prepared pretty well, and I can't get Katten, Chadbourne, Kaye Scholer? Kill me now.
ETA: I get that this sounds like Harvard entitlement douchiness. But it's also true that I bid extremely carefully, prepared extremely thoroughly, interviewed in a way that I thought was good. I did a mock with OCS during the week and I also contacted a partner who rejected me to improve my interviewing. I put myself on the line 30 times, and was rejected 27. So indulge me the douchiness for a bit.
i feel your pain but one thing you have to remember about those stats is that just because Cahill calls back 80% doesn't mean that you have an 80% chance. those that get rejected from some firms tend to get rejected from other firms, and those that tend to get called back at some firms will get called back at other firms.
perhaps you have something in your profile that is causing problems (resume gap? obesity? something else?).