rad lulz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Well bros, I'm out of the Vale. I waited more than 6 months from the initial interview, but that offer finally came. My advice to you all is to continue following up until they give you a decision. Hopefully that decision will be an offer. Good luck!
Grats anonbro. Always good to hear good news. Mind sharing any details about the job and how you got it?
Sure. I started the search last summer. I saw a posting for this job on Indeed, so I sent in my resume and cover letter. A couple weeks later, I got the call for an interview. It was an unusually long screener (about an hour or so) with one of the partners. After the interview, the partner told me that she'd call me if they were interested. For 5 months, I heard absolutely nothing. Still, I made sure to email them every 5 weeks or so. Late last month, she called me and asked me to come back for another interview. Oddly, the second interview was much shorter than the first. Two weeks later, I got the call with the offer.
The gig is with a midsized local firm working in their general litigation practice. Good bennies and solid reputation in the area. Frankly, I'm just stoked to have landed anything. Good luck bros!
1. Follow up until you get a decision. Some firms take a long
time making decisions.
2. Send thank you emails tailored to the specific person that interviewed you. Always include a small detail about the interviewer that lets them know you were paying attention.
3. Related to that last note: ask questions during the interview that are specific to that person's practice so that you get some info for your follow up emails.
4. Don't be afraid to reach out to alums working at the firm. If you play your cards right, they can give you insider info on the firm that you can later use to give solid, why-this-firm answers.
About the anon: I'd out myself if I used my actual username, and people in my school (like everywhere else outside HYS) are struggling, so I'd rather not.