Could applying to another firm ruin my chances at an offer?

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stephencolbert
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Could applying to another firm ruin my chances at an offer?

Postby stephencolbert » Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:04 pm

Rising 3L. I'm working at a boutique firm in a secondary market this summer. Permanent employment seems to be a legit possibility, which would be great. But I'd also like to apply to one particular big firm in a major market. My main boss at the boutique speaks frequently with lawyers from that firm because they work on similar cases.

If I apply to the big firm, how likely is it that my boss will hear about it from their attorneys? I think my current work experience at the boutique would make my app strong. But I don't want to piss off my current boss and ruin a shot at getting an offer from him.

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Re: Could applying to another firm ruin my chances at an offer?

Postby Agent » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:49 am

Without more info, I'm inclined to recommend that you focus on your work product and networking.

stephencolbert wrote:Rising 3L. I'm working at a boutique firm in a secondary market this summer. Permanent employment seems to be a legit possibility, which would be great. But I'd also like to apply to one particular big firm in a major market. My main boss at the boutique speaks frequently with lawyers from that firm because they work on similar cases.

If I apply to the big firm, how likely is it that my boss will hear about it from their attorneys? I think my current work experience at the boutique would make my app strong. But I don't want to piss off my current boss and ruin a shot at getting an offer from him.




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