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Callback with just associates?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:08 pm

Have a callback scheduled next week with just associates.

Anybody think this is weird or a bad sign?

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Re: Callback with just associates?

Postby jessuf » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:11 pm

For one firm, my screener was lunch with 3 partners, then my CB was interviews + lunch with only associates.

Is this a secondary market?

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Re: Callback with just associates?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:20 pm

OP sigh...

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Re: Callback with just associates?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:43 pm

I had a similar experience with a callback at a mid sized law firm. The screener was with a partner and associate. But my callback was with two "senior" associates. Most of the partners were out of the office that day. I still am waiting on my results but I do feel like my odds aren't that great because a partners recommendation may have more weight than an associates.

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Re: Callback with just associates?

Postby shock259 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:02 pm

Why would they bother to bring you in if they wanted to just ding you? Just go into the CB and kill it.

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Re: Callback with just associates?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:51 pm

I had a cb with all associates. Offer.

Take it as seriously as any cb. Who interviews you is often a function of who is available and who can be trusted with assessing the fit of a candidate. Associates are perfectly adequate for the job and generally much more available.

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Re: Callback with just associates?

Postby BullShitWithBravado » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:09 pm

It probably just means that the partners that usually conduct interviews are busy during your scheduled interview time. Don't sweat it. On the upside, younger associates are in a better position to give you a more realistic perspective of what working at the firm is actually like. On my CBs, I felt more comfortable asking associates questions regarding firm culture, hours, availability of work, etc. than partners and I they had no qualms about answering my questions honestly. Your CB should provide you with a good opportunity to determine whether you actually want to work at that firm or not.

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Re: Callback with just associates?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:24 pm

Met with only one partner, three associates. Offer.

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Re: Callback with just associates?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:39 pm

I also had a call-back with all associates/senior associates. Offer. Some firms do this by design. Partners know that recruits are more likely to make connections with associates, which increases offer/acceptance ratio. Good luck!




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