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Do screeners make money from hiring students whom they screened?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:48 pm

I know, confusing question. Put differently:

Do your screeners get compensation/look good if the person they recommended for a callback eventually gets hired?

My original screener at OCI (already received an offer from firm) has been blasting me with emails and texts asking to come for a second look if I'm unsure, sending me reports about why their firm is better etc.

I'm not yet bothered by the amount of communication I've been receiving (in fact, I'm a bit flattered). But it makes me wonder why the screener is trying to so hard to get me to commit to their firm? I don't think I'm unusually qualified to warrant such great interest?

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Re: Do screeners make money from hiring students whom they screened?

Postby EncyclopediaOrange » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:25 am

Doubt it, other than recruiting hours counting as billables.

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Re: Do screeners make money from hiring students whom they screened?

Postby Johann » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:40 am

no. and recruiting hours dont count as billables. firms just want who they want.

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Re: Do screeners make money from hiring students whom they screened?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:47 am

When I interviewed at a DC firm my original screener greeted me before the callback and gave me a little pep talk and some interview advice. She said that she wanted me to do well because it would be a win-win. I get an offer, and she gets to look for for consistently selecting successful candidates over time. Clearly it's not money, but I suppose there's some sort of internal perception reward. It was enough that she took the time to prep me a little bit.

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Re: Do screeners make money from hiring students whom they screened?

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:49 am

No, not at all. There could be a variety of things going on:

The attorney legitimately likes recruiting

The attorney legitimately likes you

The attorney is an alum of your school and it's not one the firm usually recruits from

Etc

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Re: Do screeners make money from hiring students whom they screened?

Postby elendinel » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:04 am

JohannDeMann wrote:no. and recruiting hours dont count as billables. firms just want who they want.

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Re: Do screeners make money from hiring students whom they screened?

Postby 5ky » Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:53 am

elendinel wrote:
JohannDeMann wrote:no. and recruiting hours dont count as billables. firms just want who they want.


depends on the firm. you get a lot of credit for bonuses for recruiting stuff at some places. it's also good firm citizenship if you're gunning for partner or otherwise trying to make a name for yourself.



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