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Anonymous User wrote:Any references checked today?
Not that I know of..
anyone interning at the EOIR right now that has any insight as to when these offers are coming? Yesterday I broke down and started applying to other jobs because I just can't have all my eggs in one basket with this wait. I'd hate to find myself as an alternate and having missed other opportunities just playing this waiting game.
Last year it seems that offers were made around this time. The shutdown really slowed things down. Hopefully we hear back before Christmas. I just don't understand how offers are extended. If you put down a geographical preference, does that mean you are worse off compared to someone who didn't?
My understanding is that they rank you before they consider your geographic preference. So say you are in their top 70, then you are going to get an offer from one of the preferences you listed (although probably not #1 preference). Then ranks 71-200 are considered after that (hence Deana's "fluid" comment.) I believe, and this is speculation, that your geographic preference might not be so helpful after that. Because, say you are ranked 75, and the 4 people ranked ahead of you all have the exact same geographic preference, then you are number 5 in-line behind them. Where as, someone ranked 100, but checked the anywhere box, might just get an offer from a place no one has listed as a preference.
Of course, the caveat is - I have actually no idea how they do it. But, that's what I am guessing based on Deana's rather cryptic posting.