Difference between cb interview and screener

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Difference between cb interview and screener

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:25 am

Hi there. I am preparing for my cb interviews right now and am interested in knowing what differences there might be in terms of firm's expectations and questions. I know it will be back to back 30 minute interviews, but will the length of time be the only difference and will they just fill the extra 10 minutes with "so tell me about your last summer" questions? Also because I was told by firms that they would let me meet with people from the area that I am interested in. In that case, should I do more researching and talking to show I am genuinely interested in what s/he is doing or should I keep listening and asking questions in order not to expose my ignorance (no matter how hard I work on the research I will not be able to compare myself with a partner with 20 yrs experience)? Thank you very much! These 0/12 TLS stories are driving me crazy....


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Re: Difference between cb interview and screener

Postby RaceJudicata » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:54 am

Substantively, they are pretty much the same as screeners. I'd do some additional research and tailor your questions a bit more than you would for screener. But that doesn't mean you have to acquire any meaningful substantive knowledge -- they expect you know nothing about actual practice (aside from an ability to articulate why you want a practice/why you think you'd be a good fit for that practice).

For instance, you are going to want to have slightly different questions for partners vs. associates vs. the lunch. That said, don't force questions just because -- let the conversation run its own course. ... and don't forget to be yourself.

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