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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby ymmv » Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:2 more:

1. Had a skype screener about 2 weeks ago with a regional firm from my home state. I was not that into it and was really just hoping to cancel it before hand after getting an OCI offer but had not gotten one yet. It is going normally and until she prefaces the last question with the following: "This is a really weird question but . . . ." She proceeds to ask me "If you could get away with any crime what would it be?"

I am like ummmmmm, and start panicking because while the obvious answer probably has to do with stealing, I figured that was what they were looking for so I proceed to say, "I would go to Iraq and kill everyone in ISIS." So yeah..... she thinks I am a sociopath. I figured it was a decent answer because it was not stealing and was patriotic but yeah.... I think I pulled that one out of my ass because I had a blow out with a friend about Gitmo the night before.

2. I had an OCI interview that I signed up for in a market I was not that interested in. I noticed before hand that one of the interviewers went to a small private school I was familiar with. I have either a distant relative or family friend (shows how "familiar" I am with the school) who played quarterback there like 20 years ago. I proceed to tell him about it and then I completely blanked on the guys name when he asked me "Oh nice what is his name?" I looked him straight in the eye and just blurted out "Mike Johnson." 99.8% sure he knew I was straight up bullshitting.

Did she follow up on how killing people in ISIS is a crime, because pretty sure that's what Barry O. and the US armed forces intend to do...

ETA: btw, I would have said robbing a bank to pay off my loans without hesitation


I actually prefaced my answer by saying "not sure if this is a crime but...." I kind of wish I had an offer in hand before that screener so I could have said something totally off the wall just for kicks. Something like "Id rape all the victoria secret models" probably would have done the trick


Not funny bro.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby PvblivsScipio » Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:42 pm

ymmv wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:2 more:

1. Had a skype screener about 2 weeks ago with a regional firm from my home state. I was not that into it and was really just hoping to cancel it before hand after getting an OCI offer but had not gotten one yet. It is going normally and until she prefaces the last question with the following: "This is a really weird question but . . . ." She proceeds to ask me "If you could get away with any crime what would it be?"

I am like ummmmmm, and start panicking because while the obvious answer probably has to do with stealing, I figured that was what they were looking for so I proceed to say, "I would go to Iraq and kill everyone in ISIS." So yeah..... she thinks I am a sociopath. I figured it was a decent answer because it was not stealing and was patriotic but yeah.... I think I pulled that one out of my ass because I had a blow out with a friend about Gitmo the night before.

2. I had an OCI interview that I signed up for in a market I was not that interested in. I noticed before hand that one of the interviewers went to a small private school I was familiar with. I have either a distant relative or family friend (shows how "familiar" I am with the school) who played quarterback there like 20 years ago. I proceed to tell him about it and then I completely blanked on the guys name when he asked me "Oh nice what is his name?" I looked him straight in the eye and just blurted out "Mike Johnson." 99.8% sure he knew I was straight up bullshitting.

Did she follow up on how killing people in ISIS is a crime, because pretty sure that's what Barry O. and the US armed forces intend to do...

ETA: btw, I would have said robbing a bank to pay off my loans without hesitation


I actually prefaced my answer by saying "not sure if this is a crime but...." I kind of wish I had an offer in hand before that screener so I could have said something totally off the wall just for kicks. Something like "Id rape all the victoria secret models" probably would have done the trick


Not funny bro.


What, didn't you know off the wall meant fucking creepy/rapey? How aspie are you?

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby El Pollito » Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:2 more:

1. Had a skype screener about 2 weeks ago with a regional firm from my home state. I was not that into it and was really just hoping to cancel it before hand after getting an OCI offer but had not gotten one yet. It is going normally and until she prefaces the last question with the following: "This is a really weird question but . . . ." She proceeds to ask me "If you could get away with any crime what would it be?"

I am like ummmmmm, and start panicking because while the obvious answer probably has to do with stealing, I figured that was what they were looking for so I proceed to say, "I would go to Iraq and kill everyone in ISIS." So yeah..... she thinks I am a sociopath. I figured it was a decent answer because it was not stealing and was patriotic but yeah.... I think I pulled that one out of my ass because I had a blow out with a friend about Gitmo the night before.

2. I had an OCI interview that I signed up for in a market I was not that interested in. I noticed before hand that one of the interviewers went to a small private school I was familiar with. I have either a distant relative or family friend (shows how "familiar" I am with the school) who played quarterback there like 20 years ago. I proceed to tell him about it and then I completely blanked on the guys name when he asked me "Oh nice what is his name?" I looked him straight in the eye and just blurted out "Mike Johnson." 99.8% sure he knew I was straight up bullshitting.

Did she follow up on how killing people in ISIS is a crime, because pretty sure that's what Barry O. and the US armed forces intend to do...

ETA: btw, I would have said robbing a bank to pay off my loans without hesitation


I actually prefaced my answer by saying "not sure if this is a crime but...." I kind of wish I had an offer in hand before that screener so I could have said something totally off the wall just for kicks. Something like "Id rape all the victoria secret models" probably would have done the trick

Are you sure you're not a sociopath?

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:55 pm

Off-the-wall is "I'd rob a bank so I could buy all the plastic sheeting and baby oil on the west coast and turn Telegraph Hill into the world's largest slip-n-slide."

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby WhirledWorld » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:02 pm

heavoldgotjuice wrote:If I listed that I was a singer for 15 years, or was a magician for X amount of years, or whatever performance related thing, then I'd be prepared to do something relevant to what I listed. I mean, its obvious that most law students did not sing for 15 years, so he wanted to see if you shined. Would've been great if you could've "knocked him out the park" with some crazy National Anthem-style song


This happened to me too in a screening interview. I sang Gregorian chant for years, and had "Gregorian chant" as one of my interests. One firm's interviewer read that, and so asked me to sing as well. I was like, "Um, seriously?" And he just smiled and nodded. There was a weird awkward silence... then I sang a quick chant.

I'll out the firm -- Locke Lord in Dallas.

Got a callback. Never responded to it.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby McAvoy » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I actually prefaced my answer by saying "not sure if this is a crime but...." I kind of wish I had an offer in hand before that screener so I could have said something totally off the wall just for kicks. Something like "Id rape all the victoria secret models" probably would have done the trick

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Druid » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:08 pm

Yeah I wouldn't even hesitate to say "steal and sell the Crown Jewels." Also the rape thing was funny for it's shock value but c'mon bro NAGL

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Single-Malt-Liquor » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:45 pm

dafuq happened to this thread?

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:46 pm

yeah seriously, pretty obvious I was joking and thinking of the most outrageous hypo that would make the interviewer as uncomfortable as possible. Considering how it got most of your panties in a twist, it would have worked well.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Druid » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:47 pm

Ah, the double down.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Danger Zone » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:yeah seriously, pretty obvious I was joking and thinking of the most outrageous hypo that would make the interviewer as uncomfortable as possible. Considering how it got most of your panties in a twist, it would have worked well.

lolitrollu

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby PvblivsScipio » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:yeah seriously, pretty obvious I was joking and thinking of the most outrageous hypo that would make the interviewer as uncomfortable as possible. Considering how it got most of your panties in a twist, it would have worked well.


Master ruseman over here

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby McAvoy » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I kind of wish I had an offer in hand before that screener so I could have said something totally off the wall just for kicks. Something like "Id rape all the toys-r-us models" probably would have done the trick

Anonymous User wrote:pretty obvious I was joking and thinking of the most outrageous hypo that would make the interviewer as uncomfortable as possible.

FTFY

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:32 pm

Walk in and the lady has clearly been crying. I sit down, she asks me how I'm doing, say that I'm great, and ask her how she's doing. "Well, it's been a pretty rough day actually. Really rough." Then she sighs. She asks me one question and then, so what do you want to know about the firm? No problem, I've got a ton of questions. But I realize that she knows nothing about the firm that is applicable. She's a lateral, within a year or two, who doesn't know anything about the summer program, firm events, doesn't know anything outside of her tiny bubble of a couple attorneys in a practice area I know nothing about and have no interest in. I tried asking questions about that, and that didn't work. Ended up trying to pull teeth with questions about her hobbies and what she liked to do in the city to keep talking as much as possible before I could get the hell out of there.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby notgreat » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:00 pm

Single-Malt-Liquor wrote:dafuq happened to this thread?


Some bro wants to rape all of the Victoria Secret's models or something. People are understandably upset.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:08 am

You know when you walk into OCI in the middle of the afternoon since it's the only time that works with your class schedule and the interviewer is pissed that his afternoon replacement bailed on him?

Well, maybe not. But this guy was in a shit mood for having to conduct interviews from 9 AM through 6 PM, and having the 4:30 slot did not help. Sucks that it was my top choice in where I'd want to work.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Mal Reynolds » Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:10 am

What kind of TTT has OCI during class?

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby fundamentallybroken » Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:34 am

Mal Reynolds wrote:What kind of TTT has OCI during class?


And why wouldn't you just skip class? Professors universally understand that interviews > class.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:35 am

fundamentallybroken wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:What kind of TTT has OCI during class?


Professors universally understand that interviews > class.


False

I had one threaten to dock my letter grade (during 1L) if I missed one more class for an interview with a firm. I had missed 2 classes previously, also for interviews. upper t14

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby FKASunny » Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:44 am

Anonymous User wrote:
fundamentallybroken wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:What kind of TTT has OCI during class?


Professors universally understand that interviews > class.


False

I had one threaten to dock my letter grade (during 1L) if I missed one more class for an interview with a firm. I had missed 2 classes previously, also for interviews. upper t14

1L interviews are not 2L interviews

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Stanford4Me » Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:45 am

FKASunny wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
fundamentallybroken wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:What kind of TTT has OCI during class?


Professors universally understand that interviews > class.


False

I had one threaten to dock my letter grade (during 1L) if I missed one more class for an interview with a firm. I had missed 2 classes previously, also for interviews. upper t14

1L interviews are not 2L interviews

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:39 am

Screener with Gibson. Asked why I wanted to work at Gibson. Started talking about why I wanted to do litigation and then blurted out "And Gibson Dunn has litigation written all over it!" This was immediately followed by a moment of silence. No CB.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Tanicius » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:47 am

Stanford4Me wrote:
FKASunny wrote:1L interviews are not 2L interviews


Are you guys joking? A job interview is a job interview.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby ymmv » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:31 am

Tanicius wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:
FKASunny wrote:1L interviews are not 2L interviews


Are you guys joking? A job interview is a job interview.


:roll:

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby McAvoy » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:33 am

ymmv wrote:
Tanicius wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:
FKASunny wrote:1L interviews are not 2L interviews


Are you guys joking? A job interview is a job interview.


:roll:




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