Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:New anon:
What if I have no desire to be in Boston or New York? I'm from a smaller southern city, hated living in Boston this year, and don't think I'd like NYC but I couldn't say for sure since I've never stayed there for more than a couple days. Can I skip OCI and rely on mass-mailing and minority job fairs? Or is skipping OCI always a stupid thing to do?
I'm not from Boston either, and I would hate to end up practicing law here. I want to practice law in California, but I'm still doing OCI just to be safe. But I'm different, because I'm applying to the ultra-competitive San Francisco market. I would ask CDO for their advice.
I would feel bad though, taking interviews at places where I had no desire to work. If I got an offer, I might take it, but I might not. We'll see what happens if I'm lucky enough to be in that situation.
I've found the CDO to be useless. Maura Kelly is a sweetheart, and I'm sure the rest of the CDO tries their best, but they haven't been able to give any useful advice. I asked for bidding advice and was told to bid on places that interest me, don't try to game the system. So, they don't want me to try to maximize my chance of getting an offer based on past placement statistics? And everyone you have review your resume asks you to change something that the last person asked you to put this way. I'm tired of them and frankly don't trust their advice.