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Quick paced OCI Review

Postby goodman1 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:23 pm

My OCI screener was only like 10 mins instead of a full 20. Is this a good sign?

He asked a few ? And I did.

Good sign that it was so quick and short?
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Re: Quick paced OCI Review

Postby iteachtenthgrade » Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:26 pm

Did you start a new thread to ask if it was a good sign that your interview didn't drag on painfully?!

:roll: yes, that's probably good!

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Re: Quick paced OCI Review

Postby ILoveYou » Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:27 pm

I'm not sure what you're asking here. If it was actually 20 minutes but "felt like" 10 and you had a good back-and-forth, then yeah that's a good sign. If it was actually 10 minutes, that probably isn't a good sign. You should be able to take up a full 20 minute screener with questions of your own easily.

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Re: Quick paced OCI Review

Postby goodman1 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:01 pm

It actually was 10 mins. My questions were very short.

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Re: Quick paced OCI Review

Postby NoBladesNoBows » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:10 pm

Probably not a good sign honestly. Some interviewers intentionally leave a lot of space to ask questions in an attempt to gauge your interest in the firm and get a feel for your personality in more of a vacuum than if they just grill you nonstop. That being said, there's really no way to know for sure so just hang in there for a CB/ding.

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Re: Quick paced OCI Review

Postby goodman1 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:12 pm

Oh dang. Has this happens to anyone before and have they had success

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Re: Quick paced OCI Review

Postby ChemEng1642 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:20 pm

I've had a screener interview end a minute early and have gotten a CB but 10 minutes is a whole different thing.

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Re: Quick paced OCI Review

Postby merlin- » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:36 pm

Usually the 10-minute interviews are for those who had no shot to begin with (GPA). I only know one person who had a few of those, and it was so short because it was a waste of time anyhow.

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Re: Quick paced OCI Review

Postby goodman1 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:41 pm

Well it was more like 13 mins to be exact. He just asked really short questions and I gave answers.

He asked about 7

I asked about 3

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Re: Quick paced OCI Review

Postby iteachtenthgrade » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:58 pm

iteachtenthgrade wrote:Did you start a new thread to ask if it was a good sign that your interview didn't drag on painfully?!

:roll: yes, that's probably good!



Oops, sorry... I misunderstood. Yeah, ten mins is not great. More questions next time. Also start out with small-talk/chitchat like normal humans! That always brings you to 5 mins at the start.

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Re: Quick paced OCI Review

Postby NoBladesNoBows » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:58 pm

Yea that's not good. Only having 3 questions ready and not even being able to come up with any others on the fly is a pretty big indication of any or all of (i) lack of research (ii) lack of interest (iii) lack of conversational ability. Again, only time will tell, but I would assume it's a ding unless your GPA is through the roof.

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Re: Quick paced OCI Review

Postby goodman1 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:23 pm

Well I'll ask more questions next time. Also, how long does it usually take for a callback? Some can be as quick as a day or two but what's the absolute latest I should wait by? October, November? I know NALP gives until December but does it really take that long? Its not a highly ranked V.

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Re: Quick paced OCI Review

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:53 pm

goodman1 wrote:Well I'll ask more questions next time. Also, how long does it usually take for a callback? Some can be as quick as a day or two but what's the absolute latest I should wait by? October, November? I know NALP gives until December but does it really take that long? Its not a highly ranked V.

What difference does it make? You should proceed as if you were rejected unless and until you hear otherwise.

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Re: Quick paced OCI Review

Postby iteachtenthgrade » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:09 pm

goodman1 wrote:Well I'll ask more questions next time. Also, how long does it usually take for a callback? Some can be as quick as a day or two but what's the absolute latest I should wait by? October, November? I know NALP gives until December but does it really take that long? Its not a highly ranked V.


Is this real? I can't tell anymore.
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Re: Quick paced OCI Review

Postby ClubberLang » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:12 pm

goodman1 wrote:Well I'll ask more questions next time. Also, how long does it usually take for a callback? Some can be as quick as a day or two but what's the absolute latest I should wait by? October, November? I know NALP gives until December but does it really take that long? Its not a highly ranked V.


If you learned everything you needed to know about the firm in 13 minutes, and they learned everything they need to know about you, why would they bring you in for more interviews? This doesn't sound promising, you should hit up your career services for some mocks.

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Re: Quick paced OCI Review

Postby goodman1 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:45 pm

This was just my first screener I have more. I'll ask more questions to make it last about 20 mins next time. Really not that difficult to grasp!

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Re: Quick paced OCI Review

Postby Hikikomorist » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:51 pm

Had a 12-minute interview (due to the previous one running super late) that led to a CB. If it felt good and your grades were typical for the firm's SA class, you're probably fine.



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