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People with no offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:46 pm

Among all the "which offer should I pick?" threads I'm losing my sanity here. Please tell me I'm not alone.
Finished all callbacks. Rejections from some, the rest have ignored me for three weeks by now. Am I going to strike out?

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Re: People with no offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:49 pm

Nah you're not alone, haven't even gotten a callback. Did 20 screeners during OCI, at a lower T14 and just a hair above median. Guessing I'm social incompetent at this point.

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Re: People with no offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Nah you're not alone, haven't even gotten a callback. Did 20 screeners during OCI, at a lower T14 and just a hair above median. Guessing I'm social incompetent at this point.


Also in this boat. Pretty much to a T.

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Re: People with no offers

Postby Winter is Coming » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:02 pm

Guys, it's not even September yet. Keep mailing, I know this sucks.

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Re: People with no offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:11 pm

Winter is Coming wrote:Guys, it's not even September yet. Keep mailing, I know this sucks.


^This. I talked on the phone with several recruiters in a secondary market I applied to and they won't even start to make decisions until sometime in September. It's still early.

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Re: People with no offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:23 pm

Don't be discouraged; keep mailing.

Remember: the people with more than one offer in August from OCI will accept exactly one. People who get one offer in September from MMing will also accept exactly one. It just takes one offer, and there are many avenues to getting that offer.

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Re: People with no offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Among all the "which offer should I pick?" threads I'm losing my sanity here. Please tell me I'm not alone.
Finished all callbacks. Rejections from some, the rest have ignored me for three weeks by now. Am I going to strike out?


After 3 weeks, I hope you have reached out to recruiting to ask what's up. If anything, even if it's a rejection, you'll know and it'll motivate you to apply elsewhere.

Keep your chin up and good luck!

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Re: People with no offers

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:08 am

Anonymous User wrote:Among all the "which offer should I pick?" threads I'm losing my sanity here. Please tell me I'm not alone.
Finished all callbacks. Rejections from some, the rest have ignored me for three weeks by now. Am I going to strike out?


+1. This feels so awful especially when all your friends have offers. Their encouragement just feels pathetic at this point.

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Re: People with no offers

Postby Wild Card » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:33 am

I suspect that those asking for advice on choosing among the V5 firms suffer from a loathsome social disease.

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Re: People with no offers

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:49 am

hey guys, UC Berkeley student here, striking out. 17 Screeners, 2 CBs, 1 CB ding, 1 waiting to hear from.

#StrikeoutCrew

Been mailing, and applying to 25 atty firms...Jesus

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Re: People with no offers

Postby Clearly » Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:27 am

Wild Card wrote:I suspect that those asking for advice on choosing among the V5 firms suffer from a loathsome social disease.

Don't, they're in a better position than you but they still have real decisions to make too.

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Re: People with no offers

Postby lavarman84 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:29 am

Anonymous User wrote:hey guys, UC Berkeley student here, striking out. 17 Screeners, 2 CBs, 1 CB ding, 1 waiting to hear from.

#StrikeoutCrew

Been mailing, and applying to 25 atty firms...Jesus


The horror.

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Re: People with no offers

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:49 am

Clearly wrote:
Wild Card wrote:I suspect that those asking for advice on choosing among the V5 firms suffer from a loathsome social disease.

Don't, they're in a better position than you but they still have real decisions to make too.


Lol. Obvious sarcasm met with such seriousness.

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Re: People with no offers

Postby yogotti » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:30 am

I am rowing along in the boat. Trying to keep my head up. 24 screeners, 2 callbacks, nothing.

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Re: People with no offers

Postby MT Cicero » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:53 am

Last year, I had 4 CB interviews on a fairly normal timeline post-screeners and received 2 offers, but not until mid-to-late September. Likely, I was a second or third choice once their numbers started shaking out. I'm going to a secondary market for family reasons (and that offer didn't come until the last week in September).

You can't do anything about the timeline. A boomer sales guy once told me that his leads/sales calls/networking calls were like making sausage. Just keep jamming the meat in and turning the handle...that's all you can control. Don't just stare anxiously at the output and wait.

Odd as it was, it stuck with me. Keep mass mailing!

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Re: People with no offers

Postby yogotti » Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:01 am

MT Cicero wrote: Just keep jamming the meat in and turning the handle...


Words to live by!

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Re: People with no offers

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:26 am

I'm considering sending a thank you email that includes "If extended an offer, I plan to accept" to the firm I just had my last callback with. Too desperate? I don't want to risk turning them off but I'm feeling that they're my only hope at this point
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Re: People with no offers

Postby 1styearlateral » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:33 am

Anonymous User wrote:I'm considering sending a thank you email that includes "If extended an offer, I plan to accept" to the firm I just had my last callback with. Too desperate? I don't want to risk turning them off at this point but I'm feeling that they're my only hope at this point

That would be seriously cringe-worthy. Please don't.

If you don't get an offer, volunteer somewhere. The federal judge I interned for during the academic year was seriously over-worked and would have taken as many volunteers as she could. Better than doing nothing.

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Re: People with no offers

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:38 am

1styearlateral wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I'm considering sending a thank you email that includes "If extended an offer, I plan to accept" to the firm I just had my last callback with. Too desperate? I don't want to risk turning them off at this point but I'm feeling that they're my only hope at this point

That would be seriously cringe-worthy. Please don't.

If you don't get an offer, volunteer somewhere. The federal judge I interned for during the academic year was seriously over-worked and would have taken as many volunteers as she could. Better than doing nothing.


I think I knew that but needed to hear it.

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Re: People with no offers

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:51 pm

This situation is killing me slowly inside

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Re: People with no offers

Postby RaceJudicata » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:22 pm

I received a few offers in mid Sept. last year from firms where folks had turned them down last minute. Chin up.

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Re: People with no offers

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:31 pm

Keep mailing.

At this time last year I hadn't received the CB (that I got through MM) that lead to my only offer.

It isn't over. You just need to grind.

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Re: People with no offers

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:11 pm

I struck out last year and continued to mass mail into October. I eventually received an offer in a market I was not really focusing on or expecting.

Expand your mass mail coverage. Start targeting secondary markets if you left them off the table initially. There are plenty of firms off the Vault list paying six figures. Streamline your process and cast a wide net.

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Re: People with no offers

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:04 am

Anonymous User wrote:This situation is killing me slowly inside


I feel it. It's like each day... you're hopeful a request for interview will come... but with each passing day.. the SA market gets more and more full...

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Re: People with no offers

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:24 pm

I only had 1 CB but ding from that CB. No further CBs despite mass mailing. This is hopeless and depressing!
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