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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:47 pm

GL!!

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:26 pm

My interview was pretty much 45 minutes on the dot

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:06 pm

Interviewed this morning and my heart just stopped pounding! Everything on here has been so helpful. One 40-minute panel interview with 7 people asking you questions. Rapid fire!! Won’t hear anything until the end of the month or until first week of October. They stressed that the next 2.5 years at PTO would be intense with overtime and one day of telework offered after after 1 year. Mid-GS-13 year, you can work from home full time. You can hotel in the continental US in GS-14 year. There was no talk about applying to be a GS-14. You promote there automatically after 3 years. Memorable interview questions are the obvious: Why PTO, what are your strengths and weaknesses, what are you most proud of? Not so obvious: why hire you among the other 160 passionate attorneys, what makes you unique and memorable, and what in your background makes you sure you can work on a strict production basis. Good luck to all reading this!

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:04 pm

Any other interviews this week?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:00 pm

Any thoughts on the differing times? Mine was just over 30 minutes with the panel (plus time chatting with staff afterward). Surprised to see some up as high as 40 and some as low as 20. I wonder if it is a case by case thing, or does a longer/shorter interview mean anything?

Good luck to everyone interviewing this week!

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:58 pm

I would not overanalyze the times. Only one thing is true: NOBODY knows how or why they hire. Rest, Relax, and Recharge, and let's hope to hear sooner than later.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:12 am

Have not heard of any more interviews in the thread. I wonder if interviews have concluded.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I would not overanalyze the times. Only one thing is true: NOBODY knows how or why they hire. Rest, Relax, and Recharge, and let's hope to hear sooner than later.



I second this. Unfortunately or fortunately, we have no idea. Really.

Good luck to everyone and i'm gonna try to busy myself with other things until the calls of soft offer comes in. *cross fingers*

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:30 pm

Any news?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:55 pm

No. Do you think we will hear this week? or next week?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:19 am

Although it seems like interviews may have concluded and time is of the essence to fill the October class, I still would not expect any word to come out until early to mid-October. Remember, they are operating on "government time" ;)

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:50 am

Anonymous User wrote:Although it seems like interviews may have concluded and time is of the essence to fill the October class, I still would not expect any word to come out until early to mid-October. Remember, they are operating on "government time" ;)


I would be legitimately surprised if they waited until mid October.
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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:43 am

I hope you're right, that it won't take that long. Especially for people who need to give notice and/or relocate.

They have recently started giving notice when people are not hired (notice used to come exclusively from this page), so maybe they are making improvements to the hiring process across the board.

Personally I am still mulling how I should feel about their reluctance to hire experienced attorneys.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:05 pm

Anyone want to call the office and ask when they will be notifying us?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:55 pm

Look at the bright side: If you are not hired, you are missing out on a job that really does not pay much for the DC market. At least that's what I'm telling myself. My sense is that in hiring, they look for people who are like the people who are doing the hiring, with little in the way of real-world diversity.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:17 pm

When I interviewed the panel told me they would be making decisions/reaching out with decisions at the end of September/early October. Hopefully anyway now...

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:50 pm

Not hearing back yet is ridiculous for those in the October class. What are they supposed to do, find an apartment, sign a lease, and move cross country in two-three weeks? Bleh.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:05 am

Everyone should consider calling HR. I was trying to be patient, but the whole "this is already past mid-September" for an October start date is pretty nerve inducing.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:45 am

+1. And finding a rental at an off time in November.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:39 pm

Has anyone called?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone called?


Nada. :x

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:43 pm

Everyone is too nervous to call. Can you?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:47 pm

If you want an update, instead of asking someone else multiple times to call, act your age and do it yourself.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:53 pm

You seem to be getting stressed and taking it out on others. We are all stressed about this decision. Let's not turn on one another, okay? We are in this together!

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If you want an update, instead of asking someone else multiple times to call, act your age and do it yourself.


Poster who asked if anyone has called. I didn’t make any of the other posts about calling. I was curious if those discussing it earlier had done so. No reason to be rude. I know we are all stressed here! :)



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