Best Analysis of Biglaw Hiring Ever (or - how fit works)

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moonman157
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Re: Best Analysis of Biglaw Hiring Ever (or - how fit works)

Postby moonman157 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:23 am

tl;dr be upper-class and white?

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Re: Best Analysis of Biglaw Hiring Ever (or - how fit works)

Postby Nova » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:26 am

At first I was wondering why you had 37,000 posts....

lol. Thx for the read.

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Re: Best Analysis of Biglaw Hiring Ever (or - how fit works)

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:38 am

Huh, makes sense. I chose my firm because it felt right for me. And when I do a callback candidate interview, I dont worry about credentials (they've all been screened before I see them), I truly do go off of "Can I get along with this person on a day to day basis?" I really only ding people when we don't connect on a personal level.

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Re: Best Analysis of Biglaw Hiring Ever (or - how fit works)

Postby bdubs » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:47 am

This is generally why many minorities who succeed are accused of "selling out" or "acting white." It's really part of what makes them successful.

I had a good friend at work who was a minority and came from a lower SES than most of us. He was a really likable and easy going guy so he did well, but it was clear that he didn't fit in quite as well in the professional environment because of his different upbringing.

This doesn't start at the workplace though. First generation college students tend to do worse than their more privileged counterparts (http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/New ... shock.aspx).

I don't think this is at all conscious discrimination, or something that needs to be "fixed." It should be recognized and brought to the forefront though.

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Re: Best Analysis of Biglaw Hiring Ever (or - how fit works)

Postby TatteredDignity » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:55 am

I like the WLRK shout-out in note B of table 1.

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Re: Best Analysis of Biglaw Hiring Ever (or - how fit works)

Postby Veyron » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:03 am

moonman157 wrote:tl;dr be upper-class and white?


Did read: upper-class yes but race is irrellevant by the time you've got to the screening stage. Or rather, it could be rellevant in any particular interview in a good, bad, or neutral way but overall isn't a plus or minus.

I like the WLRK shout-out in note B of table 1.


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Re: Best Analysis of Biglaw Hiring Ever (or - how fit works)

Postby dkb17xzx » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:38 am

posted it a week back: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=199391

0L's don't get brownie points in employment threads :(

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Re: Best Analysis of Biglaw Hiring Ever (or - how fit works)

Postby Veyron » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:25 am

dkb17xzx wrote:posted it a week back: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=199391

0L's don't get brownie points in employment threads :(


Go back to playing Jenga 0L.




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