Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

(On Campus Interviews, Summer Associate positions, Firm Reviews, Tips, ...)
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only appropriate when you are revealing sensitive employment related information about a firm, job, etc. You may anonymously respond on topic to these threads. Unacceptable uses include: harassing another user, joking around, testing the feature, or other things that are more appropriate in the lounge.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
Anonymous User
Posts: 298115
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I imagine the consequence is that you would likely burn a bridge at x agency, but it sounds like that shouldn't matter much to you given the better opportunity for you and your family. People generally understand that these things happen.


I applied kind of on a whim, and honestly was shocked by the offer. I guess burning the bridge wouldn't be the worst thing in the world, but I feel awkward about the whole thing.

Anonymous User
Posts: 298115
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I accepted an Honors position (not DOJ), but an offer that is much better for me and my family has come up. What are the consequences of backing out at this point?


Which agency and how long ago did you accept? Have you gotten your "official" letter and started the background check?


I don't feel comfortable saying which agency, but I do know that the background check has not started yet. At least that.


I wouldn't worry about it too much. I agree that the worst that will happen is that you burn a bridge with the agency, if that. I would also feel awkward, but just write a polite email saying thanks, but no thanks and that you have to do what's best for your family. Do it asap though just out of courtesy (as long as your other offer is solid).

Anonymous User
Posts: 298115
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I accepted an Honors position (not DOJ), but an offer that is much better for me and my family has come up. What are the consequences of backing out at this point?


Which agency and how long ago did you accept? Have you gotten your "official" letter and started the background check?


I don't feel comfortable saying which agency, but I do know that the background check has not started yet. At least that.


I wouldn't worry about it too much. I agree that the worst that will happen is that you burn a bridge with the agency, if that. I would also feel awkward, but just write a polite email saying thanks, but no thanks and that you have to do what's best for your family. Do it asap though just out of courtesy (as long as your other offer is solid).

Thank you for your thoughts. I'm trying to see this as a positive. Someone who legit wants the job will get it, and I will get the job I legit want.

Anonymous User
Posts: 298115
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:15 pm

Has anyone had their references checked but ended up not receiving an offer?

Anonymous User
Posts: 298115
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone had their references checked but ended up not receiving an offer?


Was this after receiving a tentative offer? Or they checked your references after an interview?

Anonymous User
Posts: 298115
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:20 pm

After the interview

Anonymous User
Posts: 298115
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:20 am

Anonymous User wrote:After the interview


Well, it's always possible your references didn't say great things, but I think the most likely scenario is that they check references of all finalists and just ended up going with someone that was a slightly better fit.

Anonymous User
Posts: 298115
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:48 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:After the interview


Well, it's always possible your references didn't say great things, but I think the most likely scenario is that they check references of all finalists and just ended up going with someone that was a slightly better fit.

I suspect HUD called everyone's references.

Anonymous User
Posts: 298115
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:19 am

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone who interviewed with the SEC heard anything?


Does anyone know how long it takes to hear back after interviewing with the SEC?

Anonymous User
Posts: 298115
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:44 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone who interviewed with the SEC heard anything?


Does anyone know how long it takes to hear back after interviewing with the SEC?


The SEC is done.

Anonymous User
Posts: 298115
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:51 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone who interviewed with the SEC heard anything?


Does anyone know how long it takes to hear back after interviewing with the SEC?


The SEC is done.


Not if I had an interview this morning with the HQ...

Anonymous User
Posts: 298115
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone who interviewed with the SEC heard anything?


Does anyone know how long it takes to hear back after interviewing with the SEC?


The SEC is done.


Why do you think so?

Anonymous User
Posts: 298115
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:50 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone who interviewed with the SEC heard anything?


Does anyone know how long it takes to hear back after interviewing with the SEC?


The SEC is done.


Why do you think so?


Was told this by the HR director.

Anonymous User
Posts: 298115
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:08 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone who interviewed with the SEC heard anything?


Does anyone know how long it takes to hear back after interviewing with the SEC?


The SEC is done.


Why do you think so?


Was told this by the HR director.


Maybe people are hearing different things because they applied to different programs. Did you apply as a current clerk or as a future one?

Anonymous User
Posts: 298115
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:31 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone who interviewed with the SEC heard anything?


Does anyone know how long it takes to hear back after interviewing with the SEC?


The SEC is done.


Why do you think so?


Was told this by the HR director.


Maybe people are hearing different things because they applied to different programs. Did you apply as a current clerk or as a future one?


I applied as a current clerk, but I was told specifically that the entire honors program was done - regardless of current or future clerk.

Anonymous User
Posts: 298115
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:58 am

So nobody on TLS has gotten an offer from the SEC?

Anonymous User
Posts: 298115
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:30 pm

Official rejection email from DOL Honors. Good luck to all!

Anonymous User
Posts: 298115
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:38 pm

Officially rescinded my acceptance at one of the more civil rights oriented agencies. I'm not comfortable with the odds of funding being pulled.

Anonymous User
Posts: 298115
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:09 am

I have an honest question: why are so many people uncomfortable talking about even which agencies they accepted/rejected/contacted, etc.? I swear I'm not being snarky.

Anonymous User
Posts: 298115
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:31 am

Anonymous User wrote:I have an honest question: why are so many people uncomfortable talking about even which agencies they accepted/rejected/contacted, etc.? I swear I'm not being snarky.

I think because there are so few people given offers that being the one to do any of those things would easily out the poster to anyone who knows the whole pool.

Rejected though, that's a good question, because it shouldn't matter.

Anonymous User
Posts: 298115
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have an honest question: why are so many people uncomfortable talking about even which agencies they accepted/rejected/contacted, etc.? I swear I'm not being snarky.

I think because there are so few people given offers that being the one to do any of those things would easily out the poster to anyone who knows the whole pool.

Rejected though, that's a good question, because it shouldn't matter.


Oh ok that makes sense. Thanks.

Anonymous User
Posts: 298115
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:58 pm

IRS anyone?

Anonymous User
Posts: 298115
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:29 pm

Do you think you're going to hear anything during the hiring freeze?

Anonymous User
Posts: 298115
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:18 am

Anonymous User wrote:IRS anyone?


No updates at all. I doubt we'll hear anything during a freeze, and apparently some offers from the IRS have been rescinded. I don't know if this includes attorneys-to-be, but it is definitely something to think about. A bit of a bummer though because I had a very nice interview and never heard another word.

Anonymous User
Posts: 298115
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Government Honors (Non-DOJ) 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:IRS anyone?


No updates at all. I doubt we'll hear anything during a freeze, and apparently some offers from the IRS have been rescinded. I don't know if this includes attorneys-to-be, but it is definitely something to think about. A bit of a bummer though because I had a very nice interview and never heard another word.


Tentative offers for HP are exempt from the freeze. Those still in the interview process are probably another story.




Return to “Legal Employment”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.