How many screeners is too much?

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Richie Tenenbaum
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Re: How many screeners is too much?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:30 pm

nonprofit-prophet wrote:
f0bolous wrote:
nonprofit-prophet wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I did a total of 27 screening interviews. I got 6 callbacks, and 1 offer.

DO EVERY SINGLE INTERVIEW. The economy is shit and you need every one of them.


Grade range and school range? Makes me a bit worried, I didn't apply to very many firms; only ones I wanted to work at.


Was your list at least enough to fill up the 25 slots?


I only used 20 bids. I figured I was ok since I've been told that every haynes and boone fast track participant gets an offer. But HB week doesn't start for another week, so we'll see...


Chances are you'll be fine (though if like 10 of them are lit boutiques with tiny classes then you might be playing with fire to some extent). You'll probably get all 20, but if you get waitlisted at any of those 20, then try and make sure that interview happens. (Drew from career services is helpful in trying to get all the interviews you wanted.)

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Re: How many screeners is too much?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:42 pm

thesealocust wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What is the objective of the callback other than they are indicating interest. If all goes well on the callback, do they ask for another meeting, or what?

If you have “been there, done that,” would you walk us through your experience, up to the offer (including written agreement, wage, etc.)? Whatever else you can think of would be helpful. Thanks.


check the sticky in the employment forum (mechanics of OCI or something)


Thanks, I read the OCI article (which was very good, but did not directly answer my question). Is the callback usually pertaining to making an offer, or is it some stage of employment foreplay? In short, when a potential employer makes a callback, what (typically) is the objective?

I suppose I could start a thread about this, but it seems this is an easy question for those who have been involved with callbacks.

Don’t mean to highjack this thread, but I think the answer to this thread’s question is overwhelmingly, “no such thing as too many interviews.”

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Re: How many screeners is too much?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I did a total of 27 screening interviews. I got 6 callbacks, and 1 offer.

DO EVERY SINGLE INTERVIEW. The economy is shit and you need every one of them.

Different poster here:

T30, top 5%/LR, had something like 30 screeners, 8 callbacks, 2 offers, one of which came very late in the game. No amount of interviews is enough until you have an offer.




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