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Linklaters CB

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:44 pm

Having CB at links soon. I heard that Linklaters interview comprises of two parts 1) HR behavioral questions 2) interviews with associations and partners, which involves a scenario question. Has anyone gone to their CB recently? I would really appreciate it if you could share your experiences and views.

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Re: Linklaters CB

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:20 pm

I interviewed there a couple years ago. The scenario interview was a complete joke. The partner asked what I would do if I were assigned to due diligence at another firm's office and I had no idea what I was looking for. The right answer was ask questions: ask the partner who assigned me...ask the senior associate...ask somebody at the firm (not a hostile deal)...etc..

That lasted about 2 minutes and then we just chatted for about 20 minutes.

The hardest part of the interview was the HR part. She basically just asked all of the "standard" interview questions (the kind you never actually get asked in most law firm interviews but probably have memorized answers for). There was very little chance for conversation, just a 20 minute interrogation.

Disclaimer: I did not get the offer (I am at a V5 firm in NY now but would still go to Linklaters in a heartbeat)

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Re: Linklaters CB

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I interviewed there a couple years ago. The scenario interview was a complete joke. The partner asked what I would do if I were assigned to due diligence at another firm's office and I had no idea what I was looking for. The right answer was ask questions: ask the partner who assigned me...ask the senior associate...ask somebody at the firm (not a hostile deal)...etc..

That lasted about 2 minutes and then we just chatted for about 20 minutes.

The hardest part of the interview was the HR part. She basically just asked all of the "standard" interview questions (the kind you never actually get asked in most law firm interviews but probably have memorized answers for). There was very little chance for conversation, just a 20 minute interrogation.

Disclaimer: I did not get the offer (I am at a V5 firm in NY now but would still go to Linklaters in a heartbeat)


Thank you so much for sharing! I really appreciate it.
If you don't mind, may I ask why you "would still go to Linklaters in a heartbeat"? Is it because of its international platform?

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Re: Linklaters CB

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Thank you so much for sharing! I really appreciate it.
If you don't mind, may I ask why you "would still go to Linklaters in a heartbeat"? Is it because of its international platform?


Yes. My long term goals are in a market where Linklaters is much stronger than V5 firms and I would love to be there for the long term. I can lateral there easily from the firm I'm at now, but I would rather have just started where I want to end up. There are not many firms better than Linklaters when you leave the (massive) US market.

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Re: Linklaters CB

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:31 am

What's their NY office's usual CB to offer time span?

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Re: Linklaters CB

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:39 am

I was dinged within a week. My friend who received an offer there heard back within the same time frame.

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Re: Linklaters CB

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:17 am

Anonymous User wrote:I was dinged within a week. My friend who received an offer there heard back within the same time frame.


Sorry for the ding. I have a CB coming up. Do you know what did your friend do well to get an offer?

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Re: Linklaters CB

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I was dinged within a week. My friend who received an offer there heard back within the same time frame.


Sorry for the ding. I have a CB coming up. Do you know what did your friend do well to get an offer?



Also doing CB there soon. Any advice would be much appreciated.

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Re: Linklaters CB

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:10 pm

I interviewed last Wednesday, haven't heard anything. Can I safely assume I've been dinged? Also, does anybody know if they ding in the mail?

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Re: Linklaters CB

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:35 pm

Just got a ding via email. CB was last week.

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Re: Linklaters CB

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:52 am

Any movement?

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Re: Linklaters CB

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any movement?


Friend got an offer this past week.

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Re: Linklaters CB

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any movement?


Friend got an offer this past week.


Do you know if your friends callback was in the same week as the offer?

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Re: Linklaters CB

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:22 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any movement?


Friend got an offer this past week.


Do you know if your friends callback was in the same week as the offer?


No idea. It was a late CB though. Within the past two weeks.

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Re: Linklaters CB

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:06 am

Had a CB this past week.

Based on this thread, turnaround seems to be one week?

Ah, I'm getting nervous.

The scenario stuff was pretty easy though and I felt like I connected well with the interviewers. We'll see...

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Re: Linklaters CB

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Had a CB this past week.

Based on this thread, turnaround seems to be one week?

Ah, I'm getting nervous.

The scenario stuff was pretty easy though and I felt like I connected well with the interviewers. We'll see...


Interested in this as well.

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Re: Linklaters CB

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:31 am

Had CB last Monday (16th). I have heard nothing so far.

Have I been dinged? Do they call for offers? Snail mail offers? Email dings?

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Re: Linklaters CB

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:28 am

CB early last week. offer this Monday by phone.

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Re: Linklaters CB

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:29 am

Anonymous User wrote:CB early last week. offer this Monday by phone.


I'm a different person. CB in the middle of last week. Offer Monday by phone.

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Re: Linklaters CB

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:47 am

Anonymous User wrote:CB early last week. offer this Monday by phone.


Firstly, congratulations!

Would it be wise for me to follow up with them?

Does the silence mean that a rejection is likely forthcoming? Or that I'm in a "maybe" pile? Or could it be something more innocuous; like an evaluation submitted later...

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Re: Linklaters CB

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:42 pm

For people who have received offer after CB, was it just a phone call or have you received an offer email or an offer letter in the mail?

Thanks!

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Re: Linklaters CB

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:54 pm

Offer phone call came, then the next day got an offer e-mail.

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Re: Linklaters CB

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For people who have received offer after CB, was it just a phone call or have you received an offer email or an offer letter in the mail?

Thanks!


Offer phone call, within an hour offer email came.

Do they send hard copy offer?

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Re: Linklaters CB

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:36 pm

Callback last friday, also call on Monday with offer, e-mail followed an hour or two later. Appears that they got very busy on Monday.

Good luck to those who haven't heard.

I am very likely to accept so am obviously pretty excited about it.

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Re: Linklaters CB

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:15 pm

Any movement?




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