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Longest it can be before you get a callback?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:31 pm

Just trying to get a sense of when I should give up hope.

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Re: Longest it can be before you get a callback?

Postby albanach » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:36 pm

It might be helpful if you can give a hint towards the school you're at, plus the region and type of firms your applying to. I think that has a lot of bearing on this.

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Re: Longest it can be before you get a callback?

Postby IAFG » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:37 pm

Giving up hope is a useless exercise. If you have no offer, focus on mass mailing.

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Re: Longest it can be before you get a callback?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:42 pm

albanach wrote:It might be helpful if you can give a hint towards the school you're at, plus the region and type of firms your applying to. I think that has a lot of bearing on this.


T10, Boston, New York, DC.

In answer to the giving up being useless thing I realize that its useless but I want to get a sense.

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Re: Longest it can be before you get a callback?

Postby LawIdiot86 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:47 pm

I had one come 10 weeks after the screener, but that was unusual. Most of the time 1-2 days for NY/DC and 1-2 weeks for other markets.

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Re: Longest it can be before you get a callback?

Postby r6_philly » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:00 pm

Over a week for DC and secondary markets.

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Re: Longest it can be before you get a callback?

Postby traehekat » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:31 am

LawIdiot86 wrote:I had one come 10 weeks after the screener, but that was unusual.


+1.

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Re: Longest it can be before you get a callback?

Postby padthai » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:38 am

traehekat wrote:
LawIdiot86 wrote:I had one come 10 weeks after the screener, but that was unusual.


+1.


Really? It took 10 wks for both of you?!
Mind sharing market and size of firm?
Did you follow up?
My guess is that the people they extended offers to chose other firms

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Re: Longest it can be before you get a callback?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:45 am

There is nothing worse than silence. Hang in there, though.

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Re: Longest it can be before you get a callback?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:04 am

I had 18 screeners. So far, 9 callbacks and 3 dings. But for most of the rest, I know others who have received dings whereas I haven't heard anything....

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Re: Longest it can be before you get a callback?

Postby IAFG » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:06 am

Anonymous User wrote:I had 18 screeners. So far, 9 callbacks and 3 dings. But for most of the rest, I know others who have received dings whereas I haven't heard anything....

Without a breakdown of days from screener to CB, there was no point at all to your anony-brag.

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Re: Longest it can be before you get a callback?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:09 am

IAFG wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I had 18 screeners. So far, 9 callbacks and 3 dings. But for most of the rest, I know others who have received dings whereas I haven't heard anything....

Without a breakdown of days from screener to CB, there was no point at all to your anony-brag.



Not an anon-brag. Just an anecdote to show OP that results can be all over the map.
It varies market by market, firm by firm, and candidate by candidate. It is a hard and sucky process, but patience is necessary.

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Re: Longest it can be before you get a callback?

Postby LawIdiot86 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:10 am

padthai wrote:
traehekat wrote:
LawIdiot86 wrote:I had one come 10 weeks after the screener, but that was unusual.


+1.


Really? It took 10 wks for both of you?!
Mind sharing market and size of firm?
Did you follow up?
My guess is that the people they extended offers to chose other firms


Not going to give market, but a 501+ lawyer firm's main office in a secondary city. I followed up and didn't get the job because I had no ties to the secondary city. I suspect they were just scrambling after underyielding from their first choices.

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Re: Longest it can be before you get a callback?

Postby IAFG » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:12 am

Anonymous User wrote:
IAFG wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I had 18 screeners. So far, 9 callbacks and 3 dings. But for most of the rest, I know others who have received dings whereas I haven't heard anything....

Without a breakdown of days from screener to CB, there was no point at all to your anony-brag.



Not an anon-brag. Just an anecdote to show OP that results can be all over the map.
It varies market by market, firm by firm, and candidate by candidate. It is a hard and sucky process, but patience is necessary.

The question is, how long between screener and CB?

Your answer was, I got a shit-ton of CBs out of my screeners, but haven't heard back from everyone at an undisclosed amount of time since my screeners.

Fuckwaddery of the highest order, my good sir.

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Re: Longest it can be before you get a callback?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:39 am

IAFG wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
IAFG wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I had 18 screeners. So far, 9 callbacks and 3 dings. But for most of the rest, I know others who have received dings whereas I haven't heard anything....

Without a breakdown of days from screener to CB, there was no point at all to your anony-brag.



Not an anon-brag. Just an anecdote to show OP that results can be all over the map.
It varies market by market, firm by firm, and candidate by candidate. It is a hard and sucky process, but patience is necessary.

The question is, how long between screener and CB?

Your answer was, I got a shit-ton of CBs out of my screeners, but haven't heard back from everyone at an undisclosed amount of time since my screeners.

Fuckwaddery of the highest order, my good sir.


I fucking hate people like you-- I forgot that everyone is going through OCI at different times. No need to be a dick.

Anyway,
2 CBs I got the day of the interview.
2 the day after.
The next 5 mostly came about a week after the screeners. That's when my 3 dings also came (about a week after the screeners, almost like clockwork) and then my friends got dings from the other firms that I am still waiting on. Because we all live near each other and I haven't gotten my ding (and many others have still not heard from a few of these firm), I think we must be in a hold pile (which isn't great, but at least maybe there is still a small shot.) I will be happy to update if any of those holds turn into CBs, since that would make it a CB received about 2 weeks after the screeners.

I should add that bc I was scared, I only bid on one reach firm, which I weirdly received a quick callback from. It just makes me perplexed about the whole process-- and hopeful (for everyone) that more CBs are coming this week.

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Re: Longest it can be before you get a callback?

Postby paulinaporizkova » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:43 am

Anonymous User wrote:
I fucking hate people like you-- I forgot that everyone is going through OCI at different times. No need to be a dick.



She was 100% credited in calling out your initial douchebaggery bro

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Re: Longest it can be before you get a callback?

Postby IAFG » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:44 am

paulinaporizkova wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
I fucking hate people like you-- I forgot that everyone is going through OCI at different times. No need to be a dick.



She was 100% credited in calling out your initial douchebaggery bro

Douchebaggery followed up by some pat platitudes

but no, I'm the asshole.

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Re: Longest it can be before you get a callback?

Postby traehekat » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:39 am

padthai wrote:
traehekat wrote:
LawIdiot86 wrote:I had one come 10 weeks after the screener, but that was unusual.


+1.


Really? It took 10 wks for both of you?!
Mind sharing market and size of firm?
Did you follow up?
My guess is that the people they extended offers to chose other firms


Chicago, ~200. I don't think I followed up. Pretty sure I was on some sort of waitlist.

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Re: Longest it can be before you get a callback?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:46 am

The dude made a mistake. No need for all the name calling. Congrats!

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Re: Longest it can be before you get a callback?

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:10 am

Anonymous User wrote:The dude made a mistake. No need for all the name calling. Congrats!


you seriously need Anon for that?




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