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Re: DOJ Honors 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Question for anyone wearing a skirt suit or dress suit to their interview, did you wear nylons (pantyhose)? I am from the west coast and we are not that formal, even for big law interviews I didn't wear them. My law school career counseling department suggested I wear them so any insight would be appreciated. Interviewing with ENRD if that matters.



I'm from southern CA and though I never wear nylons to work here, I did wear them to my HP interview in DC. I figure it is best to err on the side of formal rather than informal, especially when it is an interview.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Florida-Georgia Line » Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Question for anyone wearing a skirt suit or dress suit to their interview, did you wear nylons (pantyhose)? I am from the west coast and we are not that formal, even for big law interviews I didn't wear them. My law school career counseling department suggested I wear them so any insight would be appreciated. Interviewing with ENRD if that matters.


I would. I'm from Florida, we are also not that formal here, but I wore pantyhose to my DOJ interview. It's also colder in DC right now so they helped keep me warm haha.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:48 am

Do we have any information re: how many people get interviewed vs. hired and how many alternates there are for each person who receives an offer?

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Re: DOJ Honors 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:52 am

Anonymous User wrote:Do we have any information re: how many people get interviewed vs. hired and how many alternates there are for each person who receives an offer?


I think it depends on the office. Last year, it seemed like EOIR was the component that had several alternates. I think most of the smaller components list only a few alternates, and if you're a finalist, there's a good chance you'll get an offer. I interviewed with FBI and AMFL; they're interviewing 15 and 12 people, respectively (both for 3 spots). I think for larger components, you'll have fewer per spot, but I guess it can go up to 5 interviewees per spot or so.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:15 am

Thanks this is helpful. I feel like I remember seeing a post from Deanna Willis on the avue board about it, but I don't feel like going back to dig for it...

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Re: DOJ Honors 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:19 am

My understanding is that CRT is interviewing ~48 for 12 spots. The 4:1 ratio seems pretty standard.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:35 am

Found the old avue forum post:

Greetings, all:

I'm getting questions about how many interview candidates were selected by each of the hiring components.

Listed below is our rule of thumb for selecting interview candidates. This is calculated based on the overall number of anticipated component hires, and not on a sub-office basis. U.S. Attorney's Offices and Informal Participants are treated as separate hiring entities and afforded discretion in the number of candidates they select for interviews.

1. Components interviewing for 41+ vacancies may select 125 candidates or a ratio of 3:1, whichever is greater.

2. Components interviewing for 25-40 vacancies may select 100 candidates or a ratio of 3.5 to 1, whichever is greater until it reaches a maximum of 125.

3. Components interview for 4-24 positions may select 4 candidates per vacancy.

4. Components hiring for fewer vacancies are afforded significantly more discretion in the number of interview candidates to accommodate for withdrawals and a significantly smaller aggregate interview pool.

The numbers are not exact and may exceed these limits to a small extent.

I hope this is helpful.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:13 pm

Anyone hear about CRT (non-SLIP) summer internships?

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Re: DOJ Honors 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby avatarz » Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:11 pm

Anyone have an interview with Tax yet that had their references called?

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Re: DOJ Honors 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:16 pm

avatarz wrote:Anyone have an interview with Tax yet that had their references called?


I had Tax interview, references called same day. Current employer called that same week (current employer was not a reference).

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Re: DOJ Honors 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:27 pm

I interviewed with both tax sections. No word from references.

Are reference checks necessary for an offer or is it inconsistent?

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Re: DOJ Honors 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:42 pm

Did anybody who interviewed with the US Trustee have their references called? I interviewed last week and no calls yet.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:22 pm

Has anyone who interviewed with ATR in DC had their references contacted?

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Re: DOJ Honors 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:41 am

avatarz wrote:Anyone have an interview with Tax yet that had their references called?


Interviewed with Tax civil and at least one of my references was called on Tuesday.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:45 am

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone who interviewed with ATR in DC had their references contacted?


Looks like it based on the spreadsheet. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

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Re: DOJ Honors 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:44 am

Interviewed with both Tax divisions, and someone contacted at least one of my references. I don't know if it was crim or civil that called.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:56 am

Not sure if anyone has posted this already, but I interviewed yesterday and an attorney said the internal deadline to pick finalists is November 18

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Re: DOJ Honors 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Not sure if anyone has posted this already, but I interviewed yesterday and an attorney said the internal deadline to pick finalists is November 18



November 18 is also the day the CA bar results are released. What a lovely day that will be for me.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Not sure if anyone has posted this already, but I interviewed yesterday and an attorney said the internal deadline to pick finalists is November 18


What component was that?

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Re: DOJ Honors 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:13 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Not sure if anyone has posted this already, but I interviewed yesterday and an attorney said the internal deadline to pick finalists is November 18


What component was that?

Different poster, but I think I also heard this date from ENRD.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:54 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Not sure if anyone has posted this already, but I interviewed yesterday and an attorney said the internal deadline to pick finalists is November 18


What component was that?

Different poster, but I think I also heard this date from ENRD.


OP with the question quoted: ENRD told me two separate dates: Nov. 16 as an internal date to deliberate their choices and Nov. 21 as the date to communicate those choices to OARM.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:...November 18 ...


Anonymous User wrote:... Nov. 16 ... Nov. 21 ...


What.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:...November 18 ...


Anonymous User wrote:... Nov. 16 ... Nov. 21 ...


What.

I heard pick finalists 18, probably hear back (week of) 21.

Either way, there will be a flurry of posts to this thread when people start getting offers.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:14 pm

different components can have different internal deadlines from the OARM deadline, depending on who's actually responsible for selection in a given component and what their schedule looks like. Maybe someone is going out of town or coming back into town or whatever; the different dates aren't weird.

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Re: DOJ Honors 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:23 pm

In the past, the offers have been rolling i.e. they start coming in several days before the OARM official deadline. My guess is that finalist changes could start as early as the week of the 14-18



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