Dithyfish wrote:Rejection from Weil. Having a very bad week--received three callback rejections from V10 firms after having summered at a mid-sized New York firm and getting in offer. The firm that I summered at pays way below market. I can't tell if it is totally over for me or if there is hope into October and basically through the rest of the year. If anyone could shed some light on this, I'd appreciate it. I definitely don't think my interviewing skills were the issue but that there were just so few spots available and I am a transfer student, which perhaps was a ding against me. I transferred to a lower ranked T-14 in the Midwest--although I lived in New York for ten years prior to the start of law school. I'm just feeling a bit down right now.
Anonymous User wrote:Same for me, Dithy. Just got a rejection from one of my only callbacks, and I worked in-house this summer with no chance of an offer. It's painful, and I just can't stop sweating bullets, and chances are I won't pay off my debt before I die. Well... somehow, someway, we just have to make this work. It's horrible, but we just have to keep moving on. Based on your post, it's possible we go to the same school. I wish you all the best, and let's not give up.
Keep up hope, and keep mass-mailing. Something that worked for me: have someone you trust do a few mock interviews with you, and record them. When you watch the mock interviews, keep track of (1) your eye contact, (2) your demeanor (i.e., whether you look happy to be there), (3) energy level, (4) vocal pitch and inflection, and (5) the substance of your responses and how polished they are (i.e., "ums" or "uhs" or other vocal tics). Focusing on these aspects sounds silly and obvious, but it really helped me.