Anonymous User wrote:Can you explain a little more about "targeted interview strategy" or anything along those lines?
PM me for more specifics. In general, much of OCS's interview prep focuses on how to talk about your own resume, how to highlight "the skills" you could bring to a law firm, and how to ask general questions.
That gets you somewhere, but if you really want to shine in these interviews -- especially during the ridiculously-short 20 minute interviews at the screener stage -- you want to be talking about all of those things in a way that's specifically tailored to the firm in front of you. Focus on what that firm does well, the kind of clients they have, the type of assignment system they have, the type of rotational system they have, etc.
(1) doing as much research as you can -- Chambers, Vault, AmLaw, even old auto-admit threads can provide mile-markers for you;
(2) cold-emailing alums at the firms you'll be interviewing with -- this allows the "tailoring" you're doing to be based on as small a percentage of BS as possible, since you'll have a previous conversation to reference; and
(3) emailing 3Ls that got offers there and find out what they did/said/whatever -- we're super eager to help, and we did this literally a year ago, so we have the best memories of how this whole thing works.
Email us NOW! It'll make it easier to have a conversation (or two or three), and it gives us plenty of time to respond in case we're busy. I can't emphasize enough how willing we are to help -- it makes all of you way more fun next year if you all have jobs!
Anyone should feel free to PM me. Please.