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Re: If it's not the stats and not the interviewing, what is it?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:28 am

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There's an element of truth to this, but having done my fair share of hiring, firing, and being hired, the "biglaw" hiring model can seem especially capricious. But the "I'm an asshole./I'm not an asshole!" doublespeak the big firms are looking for (often subconsciously) is actually a key job skill and people who don't have it would probably hate the jobs, and should therefore be thankful for the dings. Calling the mystery metric "personality," however, is overly generous. It's more like "anti-personality" or "sliminess."


Can you expand on the doublespeak employers are looking for??

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Re: If it's not the stats and not the interviewing, what is it?

Postby bk1 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:30 am

Anonymous User wrote:There's an element of truth to this, but having done my fair share of hiring, firing, and being hired, the "biglaw" hiring model can seem especially capricious. But the "I'm an asshole./I'm not an asshole!" doublespeak the big firms are looking for (often subconsciously) is actually a key job skill and people who don't have it would probably hate the jobs, and should therefore be thankful for the dings. Calling the mystery metric "personality," however, is overly generous. It's more like "anti-personality" or "sliminess."

wat

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Re: If it's not the stats and not the interviewing, what is it?

Postby rad lulz » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:39 am

bk1 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:There's an element of truth to this, but having done my fair share of hiring, firing, and being hired, the "biglaw" hiring model can seem especially capricious. But the "I'm an asshole./I'm not an asshole!" doublespeak the big firms are looking for (often subconsciously) is actually a key job skill and people who don't have it would probably hate the jobs, and should therefore be thankful for the dings. Calling the mystery metric "personality," however, is overly generous. It's more like "anti-personality" or "sliminess."

wat

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Re: If it's not the stats and not the interviewing, what is it?

Postby NYstate » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:49 am

rad lulz wrote:
bk1 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:There's an element of truth to this, but having done my fair share of hiring, firing, and being hired, the "biglaw" hiring model can seem especially capricious. But the "I'm an asshole./I'm not an asshole!" doublespeak the big firms are looking for (often subconsciously) is actually a key job skill and people who don't have it would probably hate the jobs, and should therefore be thankful for the dings. Calling the mystery metric "personality," however, is overly generous. It's more like "anti-personality" or "sliminess."

wat


This makes absolutely no sense.
Don't try to be fake in interviews.




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