When screener says you'd be "great fit"

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When screener says you'd be "great fit"

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:46 pm

When I have received phone calls from the partners (or sometimes associates) who I interviewed with during OCI screeners, sometimes they tell me they think I'd be a "great fit" at their firm. Other interviewers have simply said during these calls that they enjoyed speaking with me and would like me to speak with some other attorneys in the firm.

Do you think the difference means anything? In other words, when a partner (let's disregard associate screeners for right now) says s/he thinks I'd be a "great fit," does that mean s/he would be willing to go to bat for you, that you would get his or her vote if you were doing a callback interview with that person in terms of getting an offer? Or do you think it's just something people say?

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Re: When screener says you'd be "great fit"

Postby LawIdiot86 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:When I have received phone calls from the partners (or sometimes associates) who I interviewed with during OCI screeners, sometimes they tell me they think I'd be a "great fit" at their firm. Other interviewers have simply said during these calls that they enjoyed speaking with me and would like me to speak with some other attorneys in the firm.

Do you think the difference means anything? In other words, when a partner (let's disregard associate screeners for right now) says s/he thinks I'd be a "great fit," does that mean s/he would be willing to go to bat for you, that you would get his or her vote if you were doing a callback interview with that person in terms of getting an offer? Or do you think it's just something people say?


It's just something people say. It basically means that if they had an infinite number of CB slots, no other students screening, and could unilaterally make all decisions about extending CBs, they would be more likely than not to extend you one.

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Re: When screener says you'd be "great fit"

Postby traehekat » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:51 pm

Regardless of whether you are told you would be a great fit, no firm would extend a callback if there was an indication during the screener that you wouldn't be a great fit.

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Re: When screener says you'd be "great fit"

Postby fatduck » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:56 pm

duration of callback voicemail is far more important

0:45-0:55 means they're interested, but just barely. schedule your callback extremely early or your spot may be given away to a better candidate.

0:55-1:05 means you're a target candidate that they plan to extend an offer to, as long as you don't fuck up the callback interview.

>1:05 means you can start negotiating signing bonus at your callback lunch

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Re: When screener says you'd be "great fit"

Postby thesealocust » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:57 pm

fatduck wrote:duration of callback voicemail is far more important

0:45-0:55 means they're interested, but just barely. schedule your callback extremely early or your spot may be given away to a better candidate.

0:55-1:05 means you're a target candidate that they plan to extend an offer to, as long as you don't fuck up the callback interview.

>1:05 means you can start negotiating signing bonus at your callback lunch


Cosigned.

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Re: When screener says you'd be "great fit"

Postby Big Shrimpin » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:57 pm

fatduck wrote:duration of callback voicemail is far more important

0:45-0:55 means they're interested, but just barely. schedule your callback extremely early or your spot may be given away to a better candidate.

0:55-1:05 means you're a target candidate that they plan to extend an offer to, as long as you don't fuck up the callback interview.

>1:05 means you can start negotiating signing bonus at your callback lunch



TMFCR

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Re: When screener says you'd be "great fit"

Postby rad lulz » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:30 pm

fatduck wrote:duration of callback voicemail is far more important

0:45-0:55 means they're interested, but just barely. schedule your callback extremely early or your spot may be given away to a better candidate.

0:55-1:05 means you're a target candidate that they plan to extend an offer to, as long as you don't fuck up the callback interview.

>1:05 means you can start negotiating signing bonus at your callback lunch

But does this same thing hold true across Vault ranges?

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Re: When screener says you'd be "great fit"

Postby 09042014 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:48 pm

rad lulz wrote:
fatduck wrote:duration of callback voicemail is far more important

0:45-0:55 means they're interested, but just barely. schedule your callback extremely early or your spot may be given away to a better candidate.

0:55-1:05 means you're a target candidate that they plan to extend an offer to, as long as you don't fuck up the callback interview.

>1:05 means you can start negotiating signing bonus at your callback lunch

But does this same thing hold true across Vault ranges?


After V18 you have to add 10 seconds to each number because they are inferior minds and therefore speak slower.

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Re: When screener says you'd be "great fit"

Postby DallasCowboy » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:07 pm

This year's class is really pushing the envelope of aspie OCI threads

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Re: When screener says you'd be "great fit"

Postby thesealocust » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:13 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:This year's class is really pushing the envelope of aspie OCI threads


I hate the term aspie, but I agree with the sentiment.

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Re: When screener says you'd be "great fit"

Postby Big Shrimpin » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:03 pm

CR: "that's what she said."




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