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Chicago Lateral

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:43 am

I will be starting as a third year lateral in Chicago in January. Any tips on succeeding as a lateral from a secondary market; young(ish) professional groups to join; indispensable "surviving Chicago" resources; etc? Will be buying a house on the Blue Line and working in the loop if that matters.

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Re: Chicago Lateral

Postby curepure » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:48 am

canada goose

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Re: Chicago Lateral

Postby RaceJudicata » Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:30 pm

curepure wrote:canada goose


Credited.

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Re: Chicago Lateral

Postby star fox » Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:57 pm

The front car of the L is usually the least crowded.
There are a lot of shootings but they are very contained in terms of where they occur.

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Re: Chicago Lateral

Postby RaceJudicata » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:28 pm

star fox wrote:The front car of the L is usually the least crowded.
There are a lot of shootings but they are very contained in terms of where they occur.


Sometimes its worth it to skip a train and wait for the next one, especially if its a minute behind. Pro tip.

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Re: Chicago Lateral

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:21 pm

Sorry to hijack, but I'd love to hear about your lateral process. Would also like to hear from people lateraling from NYC. Thanks, good luck! :D

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Re: Chicago Lateral

Postby cron1834 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:12 pm

curepure wrote:canada goose

Damnit, are these everywhere? I'll be moving to Chi in the fall, and was thinking maybe it wouldn't be bougie enough.

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Re: Chicago Lateral

Postby RaceJudicata » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:00 am

cron1834 wrote:
curepure wrote:canada goose

Damnit, are these everywhere? I'll be moving to Chi in the fall, and was thinking maybe it wouldn't be bougie enough.


Everywhere. And those that wear them just look warmer. The fiancé swears by hers.

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Re: Chicago Lateral

Postby cron1834 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:56 am

I def believe it.

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Re: Chicago Lateral

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:17 am

Adding Canada Goose to the relocation expenses receipt pile.

Anonymous User wrote:Sorry to hijack, but I'd love to hear about your lateral process. Would also like to hear from people lateraling from NYC. Thanks, good luck! :D


Work like a dog for two years. Answer a headhunter call on a bad day. Update a resume from 3L. Say 'yea' or 'nay' to sending resumes to interested firms. Screen. Call back. Offer. House hunt. Accept. Panic.

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Re: Chicago Lateral

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:00 am

I am in a position similar to OP and would like to know more about succeeding and Chicago in general. Coming from a secondary market and can't decide if its "worth" it.



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