Vets - how do you know if a screener went well?

(On Campus Interviews, Summer Associate positions, Firm Reviews, Tips, ...)
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only appropriate when you are revealing sensitive employment related information about a firm, job, etc. You may anonymously respond on topic to these threads. Unacceptable uses include: harassing another user, joking around, testing the feature, or other things that are more appropriate in the lounge.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
Anonymous User
Posts: 273431
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Vets - how do you know if a screener went well?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:59 pm

Had some job faire interviews recently, and I can't stop wondering if they went well. I realized a few things I will change going forward, but overall, I am just not sure how I did. I think they went pretty well. Most were probably 50 percent about my resume and 50 percent interests and small talk. In a few, both myself and the interviewer laughed.

User avatar
bk1
Posts: 18422
Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:06 pm

Re: Vets - how do you know if a screener went well?

Postby bk1 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:01 pm

You can't know for sure. Act as if you bombed every interview and keep gunning for a job until you have one.

User avatar
brotherdarkness
Posts: 3254
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:11 pm

Re: Vets - how do you know if a screener went well?

Postby brotherdarkness » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:07 pm

.
Last edited by brotherdarkness on Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273431
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Vets - how do you know if a screener went well?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:17 pm

If you get a callback.

User avatar
hephaestus
Posts: 2385
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:21 pm

Re: Vets - how do you know if a screener went well?

Postby hephaestus » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If you get a callback.

Fantastic insight, anonymous.

User avatar
BullShitWithBravado
Posts: 245
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:29 pm

Re: Vets - how do you know if a screener went well?

Postby BullShitWithBravado » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:48 pm

bk1 wrote:You can't know for sure. Act as if you bombed every interview and keep gunning for a job until you have one.


This. I actually had some screeners last year that I thought went really well that resulted in a ding and others that didn't go as well that resulted in a callback.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273431
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Vets - how do you know if a screener went well?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:12 pm

I know people who've been told "you'll be hearing from us tonight" and then getting a ding. It's a complicated/weird process.

thegrayman
Posts: 498
Joined: Thu May 06, 2010 5:56 pm

Re: Vets - how do you know if a screener went well?

Postby thegrayman » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:27 pm

Exceptionally hard to tell. I think some of the problem is that the really nice interviewers who you hit it off with are nice to everyone and everyone leaves the interview feeling like they nailed it. I had interviews where the interviewer told me I was a great candidate and I got dinged, and I had interviews where it was awkward and painful as hell and I ended up with a callback.

User avatar
A. Nony Mouse
Posts: 22859
Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:51 am

Re: Vets - how do you know if a screener went well?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:44 pm

You can't know. I've had interviews I thought went great result in nothing, and interviews I thought I bombed get to the next stage. (I mean, I've had interviews I thought I bombed result in nothing, too, but that's not especially shocking.) The other thing is that even if your screener goes brilliantly, you never know exactly what the firm is looking for, what qualifications other applicants have, and how well the other applicants interview.

So, yeah, this:
bk1 wrote:Act as if you bombed every interview and keep gunning for a job until you have one.

Pokemon
Posts: 1861
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:58 pm

Re: Vets - how do you know if a screener went well?

Postby Pokemon » Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:39 am

You can never know. Also, people tend to assume that because they made a connection they had a great interview. Not true; your interviewer might be someone who easily connects with other people, who carries great conversations etc, etc...
Sure, you "connected," but so did all the other students.




Return to “Legal Employment”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.