Have strong ties to LA, does it count also for SD?

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Have strong ties to LA, does it count also for SD?

Postby glitched » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:45 pm

Basically, LA and SD are geographically similar but still far enough for me to wonder whether my strong ties to LA will count. I have no compelling reason to be in SD other than the fact that I want to be in SoCal generally over any other market.

And while I'm on it, I have weak(?) ties to SF bc I went to undergrad in Berkeley. Does that count for Palo Alto/Silicon Valley market?

Thanks

Edit: I shouldn't have to post anything like this anon right? Always wonder about that since a pretty decent search through my profile could probably reveal a bit about me.

Edit 2: Actually, I would also love to be in SD because the city is pretty damn cool.
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Re: Have strong ties to LA, does it count also for SD?

Postby Sauer Grapes » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:48 pm

If you had a choice between LA and SD, which would you choose?

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Re: Have strong ties to LA, does it count also for SD?

Postby glitched » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:50 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:If you had a choice between LA and SD, which would you choose?


Well, definitely LA. But some firms don't have an LA office. Or if they do, they aren't coming to our OCI.

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Re: Have strong ties to LA, does it count also for SD?

Postby Sauer Grapes » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:54 pm

The reason I ask is that you may be asked that very question at OCI. You should have a good answer ready if a SD firm asks that.

Secondly, if you happen to interview with both LA and SD offices of the same firm, you absolutely will get that answer.

I got the answer when interviewing for the same firm for TX and DC. I got a callback at one and not the other. I believe I didn't get the callback at the other because I hesitated a bit when asked that question.

Anyway, I can't speak to how strong LA ties would be for SD, but I think it should suffice to at least have them consider you on your other merits.




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