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Skype interview vs Callback

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:17 am

So i got an email from a TX firm where i applied for a 1L SA. I got an email back in mid December asking me if i would be in town for an interview that lasts about 2.5hrs including lunch. Then i was given a few "callback dates" their words. If i wasnt in town i was offered a Skype interview with 2 attorneys that lasts 30 minutes.

I took the Skype interview. Was the first option a legit callback and am i dumb for not just eating the cost and flying down?

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Re: Skype interview vs Callback

Postby 2014 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:49 pm

Yes it was a legit callback, but you shouldn't beat yourself up too bad because you can't change it now. Texas 1L jobs are terribly competitive, particularly for people who aren't from Texas (which i assume you aren't because you weren't there over break), so it's a crap shoot anyway and defensible to not go out of pocket for $500 or $700 or whatever.

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Re: Skype interview vs Callback

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:23 pm

2014 wrote:Yes it was a legit callback, but you shouldn't beat yourself up too bad because you can't change it now. Texas 1L jobs are terribly competitive, particularly for people who aren't from Texas (which i assume you aren't because you weren't there over break), so it's a crap shoot anyway and defensible to not go out of pocket for $500 or $700 or whatever.


shit. That was dumb on my part. So if i do well with the Skype interview, i guess ill get invited back for another callback? Honestly have no clue how this works.

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Re: Skype interview vs Callback

Postby tflan19 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
shit. That was dumb on my part. So if i do well with the Skype interview, i guess ill get invited back for another callback? Honestly have no clue how this works.


If you're comfortable doing so, PM me. I think I might have useful info.

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Re: Skype interview vs Callback

Postby 2014 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
2014 wrote:Yes it was a legit callback, but you shouldn't beat yourself up too bad because you can't change it now. Texas 1L jobs are terribly competitive, particularly for people who aren't from Texas (which i assume you aren't because you weren't there over break), so it's a crap shoot anyway and defensible to not go out of pocket for $500 or $700 or whatever.


shit. That was dumb on my part. So if i do well with the Skype interview, i guess ill get invited back for another callback? Honestly have no clue how this works.

It's an unconventional situation but yes, I would guess if you do well that they are planning to fly you in for a callback. Whether they have some stigma against the Skype track vs the home for break track would just be speculation.

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Re: Skype interview vs Callback

Postby RaceJudicata » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:42 pm

Good news is, if you do well in the Skype interview and they invite you back for callback, they'll likely pay for that. (If TX firms pay for call back travel, no experience on whether this is true or not).

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Re: Skype interview vs Callback

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:45 am

You should have done the in-person callback, rather than the skype screener.

I was given between a skype and in-person callback, I chose skype and I got dinged. I don't think it was entirely due to the skype interview since there are other people who still get offered after the skype but I am much more likeable and can develop rapport much better in person, so the skype interview didn't increase my chances of getting offered. I should have used my "charm"

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Re: Skype interview vs Callback

Postby El Pollito » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:27 am

should have gone in person

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Re: Skype interview vs Callback

Postby lymenheimer » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:03 am

Anonymous User wrote:You should have done the in-person callback, rather than the skype screener...since there are people who still get offered after the skype.


I feel like you just wanted to anon-bitch about something. I agree OP probably should have gone in person, but because you failed is not a decent reason for OP to listen to you.



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