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ejlions84
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Call Back Mechanics

Postby ejlions84 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:13 pm

Does anyone know how firms handle callbacks from a general numbers standpoint? I've got a callback on Tuesday and I'm just curious if I'm competing against 1000 people or 100 for the 30 or so SA slots. Are firms more selective at screeners or callbacks?

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Re: Call Back Mechanics

Postby 09042014 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:18 pm

ejlions84 wrote:Does anyone know how firms handle callbacks from a general numbers standpoint? I've got a callback on Tuesday and I'm just curious if I'm competing against 1000 people or 100 for the 30 or so SA slots. Are firms more selective at screeners or callbacks?


You've got about a 40% chance of turning a CB into an offer. It varies firm by firm, but even at extreme firms its still over 20%.

Firms will give probably 3-4X as many offers as they have SA spots because people turn them down.

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Re: Call Back Mechanics

Postby olive16 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:24 pm

Desert Fox wrote:You've got about a 40% chance of turning a CB into an offer. It varies firm by firm, but even at extreme firms its still over 20%.

Firms will give probably 3-4X as many offers as they have SA spots because people turn them down.


Are you getting 40% roughly by SA class size/#CBs ?

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Re: Call Back Mechanics

Postby 09042014 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:31 pm

olive16 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:You've got about a 40% chance of turning a CB into an offer. It varies firm by firm, but even at extreme firms its still over 20%.

Firms will give probably 3-4X as many offers as they have SA spots because people turn them down.


Are you getting 40% roughly by SA class size/#CBs ?


No, by offers / Cbs.

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Re: Call Back Mechanics

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:16 am

2 firms that I had CBs with in the V50-75 range in So Cal stated they were "calling back" roughly 6 candidates per spot available. It basically makes CBs feel not that special and is quite annoying....but that's what 2 independent recruiters told me.

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Re: Call Back Mechanics

Postby rad lulz » Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:00 am

Anonymous User wrote:2 firms that I had CBs with in the V50-75 range in So Cal stated they were "calling back" roughly 6 candidates per spot available. It basically makes CBs feel not that special and is quite annoying....but that's what 2 independent recruiters told me.

Yeah they may give offers to 2 or 3 for each spot available, so that actually makes sense

ejlions84
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Re: Call Back Mechanics

Postby ejlions84 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:46 am

Thanks for the replies, great info

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Re: Call Back Mechanics

Postby 09042014 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:13 pm

rad lulz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:2 firms that I had CBs with in the V50-75 range in So Cal stated they were "calling back" roughly 6 candidates per spot available. It basically makes CBs feel not that special and is quite annoying....but that's what 2 independent recruiters told me.

Yeah they may give offers to 2 or 3 for each spot available, so that actually makes sense


They may have to give even 4-5 depending on what happens.

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Re: Call Back Mechanics

Postby p1arnold » Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:39 pm

ejlions84 wrote:Does anyone know how firms handle callbacks from a general numbers standpoint? I've got a callback on Tuesday and I'm just curious if I'm competing against 1000 people or 100 for the 30 or so SA slots. Are firms more selective at screeners or callbacks?


Totally depends on the market if you want to get into a what's the percentage of call backs that will lead to offers guessing game. NALP has stats on this based on the market, I think.

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Re: Call Back Mechanics

Postby mr.hands » Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:51 pm

p1arnold wrote:
ejlions84 wrote:Does anyone know how firms handle callbacks from a general numbers standpoint? I've got a callback on Tuesday and I'm just curious if I'm competing against 1000 people or 100 for the 30 or so SA slots. Are firms more selective at screeners or callbacks?


Totally depends on the market if you want to get into a what's the percentage of call backs that will lead to offers guessing game. NALP has stats on this based on the market, I think.


I'm really interested in this. Source?


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Re: Call Back Mechanics

Postby p1arnold » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:18 pm

bamasplitter wrote:http://www.nalp.org/uploads/PerspectivesonFall2012LawStudentRecruiting.pdf


Page 18 of this link.

(Thanks for finding! Couldn't remember where I saw it before on the NALP site.)




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