Anonymous User wrote:I am having a hard time converting interviews into offers and really not sure where I am going wrong. I've had 3 CoA interviews so far but have not had any luck getting offers despite feeling like the interviews went really well. Perhaps this is not so unusual considering that each judge only has a couple of spots available and could decide between candidates based on very idiosyncratic preferences, but I am starting to get a little worried that there is something wrong with how I am interviewing.
For the people who have received offers already (or clerks who are conducting the interviews), do you have any advice on converting the interview into an offer? I think that I have the basics covered (able to discuss some of the judge's published opinions / explain why I am interested in this particular clerkship) but I am worried that I am missing something. I did not have much trouble receiving SA offers from law firms in OCI yet the clerkship process feels so much more challenging.
Any advice is appreciated!
I can't really give any advice other than to offer my empathy. I had 6 COA interviews last cycle and got an offer on the last one. It is a very strange process and IME the judges were interviewing LOTS of candidates for very few spots. It's really just a matter of whether you "click" with the judge. If you have the stats, and you are a decent interviewer, you'll do alright. Keep hope alive!