Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:I typically think that you shouldn't read too much positivity in to screeners. They have already committed the day, most times they will fill the docket even if there are only a few real strong candidates they think will go to the next level. If you get a CB then its much more meaningful. That is typically a very costly interview (attorney time, travel) and most* people will be less concerned with stats and more about making sure you'll be a good fit.
I would second this. So far I am getting slaughtered on the screener to CB ratios. 4/22, although I am hoping that it is still early enough that I might pick up a couple more. I think my resume is impressive enough to make me a worthwhile gap filler for the sake of interesting conversation, but not necessarily a "must grab." Maybe I am doing something wrong in the interviews, but I've always felt I was a decent enough interviewer. Plus the callbacks I have secured have been with some big names. So far nothing from the market I was predominantly targeting though so maybe my reasons for wanting to be there weren't quite compelling enough.
Does that CB/Screener ratio of 4/22 mean you got 18 actual dings, or does the 18 include those still waiting for an answer? Seems like your total screener count includes some firs/offeices that probably have small class sizes and therefore, you might have been bumped by a T14 with a 4.0GPA. I mean, how could you score so high on the initial preselect, and then get killed once they actually met you? (I'm assuming that, before the interview, you combed your hair, blew your nose, checked your breath).
Also, by the way, what markets dinged you?
No, not 18 dings. Only 4 actual dings, but haven't been back to my house yet so I'm assuming snail mails are on the way/there. I did pick up 2 more CBs with my two top choices actually, so I'm pretty excited. Bid mostly on Texas firms.
Which TX firms do you have CBs with? If you are not comfortable saying which firms, can you say which town?
Thanks and congrats on your callbacks!