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Help: Semi-Successful MM Response

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:24 am

Got a letter today from a firm I mass mailed... I was surprised to read that the letter says they want to interview me, BUT, I'll have to pay my own way.

FURTHERMORE,

This firm is in a very remote are (secondary market, think detroit), and I have no ties there [live in CA].... Do I even bother going? Plane tickets are $600 and up

Btw I am desperate for an SA and have struck out at OCI, so I am happy to have received this letter, just want some TLS advice.

Thanks!!

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Re: Help: Semi-Successful MM Response

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:05 am

Anonymous User wrote:Got a letter today from a firm I mass mailed... I was surprised to read that the letter says they want to interview me, BUT, I'll have to pay my own way.

FURTHERMORE,

This firm is in a very remote are (secondary market, think detroit), and I have no ties there [live in CA].... Do I even bother going? Plane tickets are $600 and up

Btw I am desperate for an SA and have struck out at OCI, so I am happy to have received this letter, just want some TLS advice.

Thanks!!


May be difficult to get past that market's tie sensitivity - I don't know much about you and how many ties you have to this secondary market, but I would hesitate. Even big markets like Texas look for strong ties.

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Re: Help: Semi-Successful MM Response

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:08 am

Would you ever consider just lying? Lying about someone living there, lying about having visited there multiple times?
Also, didn't say I had any ties in my application; but seems like they didn't care?

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Re: Help: Semi-Successful MM Response

Postby KMart » Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:46 am

Anonymous User wrote:Would you ever consider just lying? Lying about someone living there, lying about having visited there multiple times?
Also, didn't say I had any ties in my application; but seems like they didn't care?

Probably not worth it because when they ask "oh where have you been?" or "where is your family?" or "what did you like best?" you're going to come off as inauthentic and fake and this will shoot you in the foot faster than having no ties. Be honest.

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Re: Help: Semi-Successful MM Response

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:56 am

If it makes you feel better, I was asked to pay my own flight to an SA interview. Then (after I was dinged) sent a nalp form (not nalp firm) to process a reimbursement. They eventually paid 6 mo later.



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