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Oblomov
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Re: Need advice on how to recruit top grads for small firm

Postby Oblomov » Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:41 am

PKSebben wrote:I think writing samples are excellent indicators of talent.



I think the concern is that a sample has been exceedingly worked, and f you're lucky only by the person submitting it. If it's only the first, it does allow you to see what the person can do given unlimited time.

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Re: Need advice on how to recruit top grads for small firm

Postby 06072010 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:17 am

Oblomov wrote:
PKSebben wrote:I think writing samples are excellent indicators of talent.



I think the concern is that a sample has been exceedingly worked, and f you're lucky only by the person submitting it. If it's only the first, it does allow you to see what the person can do given unlimited time.


And still you see law students with terrible samples. I find it amazing. That's why I'd ask. A bad writing sample would 86 every candidate.

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Re: Need advice on how to recruit top grads for small firm

Postby Matthies » Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:07 pm

PKSebben wrote:
Oblomov wrote:
PKSebben wrote:I think writing samples are excellent indicators of talent.



I think the concern is that a sample has been exceedingly worked, and f you're lucky only by the person submitting it. If it's only the first, it does allow you to see what the person can do given unlimited time.


And still you see law students with terrible samples. I find it amazing. That's why I'd ask. A bad writing sample would 86 every candidate.


Agree 100% even edited some stuff is just crap




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