Anonymous User wrote: Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Preselected by a firm that already CB -> dinged me over the summer. I figure I take the interview anyway and at best look very committed - at worst I look like a desperate fool and I'm in the same place I was before the interview.
Any thoughts? Ever happened to anyone?
Completely unqualified opinion: Fuck it. Let them ding you again if they really don't like you. I'm never one to send good money after bad but what do you honestly have to lose by taking the interview again? 2-3 hours? Your pride?
Who knows, maybe you just interviewed with the wrong person...
This person received a CB---meaning they interviewed with hiring partners et al. Correct me if a wrong. I would only do it if I were dinged at a screening interview.
First poster. Yes, no screener, just 2 hour CB (or similar to CB since I wasn't actually being called back for a second interview). I'm honestly not sure if I met with the hiring partners or not as some of the people they put on the list prior to the CB weren't actually the ones that showed up to the CB to interview me.
Also, it isn't a Boston firm so unless someone from the firm cares enough to call someone they know in another firms Boston office that I interview with then I wouldn't think being "that guy" would play a huge role. With that in mind, I still feel like the potential downside to taking the interview is negligible (upside likely the same but meh). If someone still thinks it is a crap idea though please voice it.
Edit: I have very few interviews through OCI and I'm having trouble telling myself I should just turn one down, but I will agree that since I was already at CB stage then dinged that it is highly unlikely I'll get much out of it.