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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:59 pm

Whactell ding, but I expected that from the outset. Applied just for the hell of it, ha.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:14 pm

Nothing quite like the angst of waiting past when firms say they'll get back to you post-interview. Are they thinking super hard about me? Am I just so unimportant that I am in the reject pile and they haven't bothered to mention it? And on and on.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Nothing quite like the angst of waiting past when firms say they'll get back to you post-interview. Are they thinking super hard about me? Am I just so unimportant that I am in the reject pile and they haven't bothered to mention it? And on and on.

I completely understand this feeling. How long have you been waiting?

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:35 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Nothing quite like the angst of waiting past when firms say they'll get back to you post-interview. Are they thinking super hard about me? Am I just so unimportant that I am in the reject pile and they haven't bothered to mention it? And on and on.

I completely understand this feeling. How long have you been waiting?

They said Thursday or Friday. I KNOW that's not a long time, so I won't reach out yet. But, gah.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:46 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Nothing quite like the angst of waiting past when firms say they'll get back to you post-interview. Are they thinking super hard about me? Am I just so unimportant that I am in the reject pile and they haven't bothered to mention it? And on and on.

I completely understand this feeling. How long have you been waiting?

They said Thursday or Friday. I KNOW that's not a long time, so I won't reach out yet. But, gah.

I'm still waiting to hear back on an interview from almost 4 weeks ago. The recruiter had said it would be weeks to hear back. I want to reach out just so I can put myself out of the misery of not knowing.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:17 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I received an offer last December from my SA firm to go back. They didn't give me a deadline to respond but out of courtesy, I do want to let them know soon. The problem is, I interviewed at another firm about 3 weeks ago and still have not heard a peep. Should I reach out and ask this second firm if they've reached a decision? I don't want to prod them into rejecting me, as they are my first choice.

I would say ask, but every time I've pressed and indicated that a firm is my first preference, I've gotten a rejection. I don't know if it is because I pressed or if that's just what was planned anyway? That's not very helpful, I know.


I think in these circumstances you're typically in a hold pile while they wait on other applicants. If you need a status, I'd think they wouldn't be in a position to make you an immediate offer and so would reject you.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:35 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Nothing quite like the angst of waiting past when firms say they'll get back to you post-interview. Are they thinking super hard about me? Am I just so unimportant that I am in the reject pile and they haven't bothered to mention it? And on and on.

I completely understand this feeling. How long have you been waiting?

They said Thursday or Friday. I KNOW that's not a long time, so I won't reach out yet. But, gah.

I'm still waiting to hear back on an interview from almost 4 weeks ago. The recruiter had said it would be weeks to hear back. I want to reach out just so I can put myself out of the misery of not knowing.


Well I'm going on 4 months with a firm at this point... I yearn for 4 weeks.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:55 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:Nothing quite like the angst of waiting past when firms say they'll get back to you post-interview. Are they thinking super hard about me? Am I just so unimportant that I am in the reject pile and they haven't bothered to mention it? And on and on.

I completely understand this feeling. How long have you been waiting?

They said Thursday or Friday. I KNOW that's not a long time, so I won't reach out yet. But, gah.

I'm still waiting to hear back on an interview from almost 4 weeks ago. The recruiter had said it would be weeks to hear back. I want to reach out just so I can put myself out of the misery of not knowing.


Well I'm going on 4 months with a firm at this point... I yearn for 4 weeks.

Ouch! Post interview?

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:28 pm

Anyone heard anything from the big Texas firms? BB, NRF, etc.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:22 am

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone heard anything from the big Texas firms? BB, NRF, etc.


Instareject from McKool a month or so ago.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:46 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Nothing quite like the angst of waiting past when firms say they'll get back to you post-interview. Are they thinking super hard about me? Am I just so unimportant that I am in the reject pile and they haven't bothered to mention it? And on and on.

I completely understand this feeling. How long have you been waiting?

They said Thursday or Friday. I KNOW that's not a long time, so I won't reach out yet. But, gah.

I'm still waiting to hear back on an interview from almost 4 weeks ago. The recruiter had said it would be weeks to hear back. I want to reach out just so I can put myself out of the misery of not knowing.


Well I'm going on 4 months with a firm at this point... I yearn for 4 weeks.

Ouch! Post interview?


Yeah. (If it had been four months since I just applied, I wouldn't think anything of it, and would just assume that I had been rejected.)
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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Nothing quite like the angst of waiting past when firms say they'll get back to you post-interview. Are they thinking super hard about me? Am I just so unimportant that I am in the reject pile and they haven't bothered to mention it? And on and on.

I completely understand this feeling. How long have you been waiting?

They said Thursday or Friday. I KNOW that's not a long time, so I won't reach out yet. But, gah.

I'm still waiting to hear back on an interview from almost 4 weeks ago. The recruiter had said it would be weeks to hear back. I want to reach out just so I can put myself out of the misery of not knowing.


I have been in the same boat. I followed up on Monday "reaffirming my interest" and still didn't get a response. Not sure what that means.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Nothing quite like the angst of waiting past when firms say they'll get back to you post-interview. Are they thinking super hard about me? Am I just so unimportant that I am in the reject pile and they haven't bothered to mention it? And on and on.

I completely understand this feeling. How long have you been waiting?

They said Thursday or Friday. I KNOW that's not a long time, so I won't reach out yet. But, gah.

I'm still waiting to hear back on an interview from almost 4 weeks ago. The recruiter had said it would be weeks to hear back. I want to reach out just so I can put myself out of the misery of not knowing.


I have been in the same boat. I followed up on Monday "reaffirming my interest" and still didn't get a response. Not sure what that means.

4 weeks person here. Followed up yesterday, only to hear back that they won't make a decision until the 13th. Guess that means I'm still in play. Gah.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:43 pm

Also waiting to hear back from a CB from October. This feels awfully slow. I guess we are just used to the post-OCI timeline...

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:15 pm

I have a midlaw offer that pays way below market. I *thought* I was competitive for biglaw based on stats (HYS, top half, district clerkship, solid summer stuff and school engagement), but with how sluggish eveything seems, I just don't know. My deadline for the lower paying gig is rapidly approaching. Would I be crazy for not accepting it and holding out hope for a market job?

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have a midlaw offer that pays way below market. I *thought* I was competitive for biglaw based on stats (HYS, top half, district clerkship, solid summer stuff and school engagement), but with how sluggish eveything seems, I just don't know. My deadline for the lower paying gig is rapidly approaching. Would I be crazy for not accepting it and holding out hope for a market job?

Have you had interviews at other market-paying firms? If so, you can let them know you have an offer on the table and you'll need to let the other firm know.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:32 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I have a midlaw offer that pays way below market. I *thought* I was competitive for biglaw based on stats (HYS, top half, district clerkship, solid summer stuff and school engagement), but with how sluggish eveything seems, I just don't know. My deadline for the lower paying gig is rapidly approaching. Would I be crazy for not accepting it and holding out hope for a market job?

Have you had interviews at other market-paying firms? If so, you can let them know you have an offer on the table and you'll need to let the other firm know.

I have been dinged by two post interview, and am waiting on two more, but I'm not holding out much hope. I have a couple dozen other applications out that I haven't heard anything from too. My worry is that I'll take the lower paying job, and then the other places will finally start moving.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have a midlaw offer that pays way below market. I *thought* I was competitive for biglaw based on stats (HYS, top half, district clerkship, solid summer stuff and school engagement), but with how sluggish eveything seems, I just don't know. My deadline for the lower paying gig is rapidly approaching. Would I be crazy for not accepting it and holding out hope for a market job?


I've got less impressive stats and have essentially given up on big law after a blunt talk with a recruiter last week. I was never gung-ho on it, and everyone whose opinion I value says to look elsewhere, but it still bothers me, especially because my co-clerk got a big law offer on her first application and she is not the sharpest tool in the shed. I'm telling myself to be happy that I'm not financially dependent on a big law salary.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:13 pm

I just got a ding in approximately 50 minutes. Is that a record?

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I just got a ding in approximately 50 minutes. Is that a record?


Sorry to hear that... so much for careful consideration :(

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:16 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I have a midlaw offer that pays way below market. I *thought* I was competitive for biglaw based on stats (HYS, top half, district clerkship, solid summer stuff and school engagement), but with how sluggish eveything seems, I just don't know. My deadline for the lower paying gig is rapidly approaching. Would I be crazy for not accepting it and holding out hope for a market job?


I've got less impressive stats and have essentially given up on big law after a blunt talk with a recruiter last week. I was never gung-ho on it, and everyone whose opinion I value says to look elsewhere, but it still bothers me, especially because my co-clerk got a big law offer on her first application and she is not the sharpest tool in the shed. I'm telling myself to be happy that I'm not financially dependent on a big law salary.


Grass is always greener my friend. You've gotta take it. You'd be silly to turn it down with nothing to fall back on. Best thing you can do is take it and embrace it. You'll feel a lot better once you don't have to worry about searching for jobs.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:20 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I have a midlaw offer that pays way below market. I *thought* I was competitive for biglaw based on stats (HYS, top half, district clerkship, solid summer stuff and school engagement), but with how sluggish eveything seems, I just don't know. My deadline for the lower paying gig is rapidly approaching. Would I be crazy for not accepting it and holding out hope for a market job?


I've got less impressive stats and have essentially given up on big law after a blunt talk with a recruiter last week. I was never gung-ho on it, and everyone whose opinion I value says to look elsewhere, but it still bothers me, especially because my co-clerk got a big law offer on her first application and she is not the sharpest tool in the shed. I'm telling myself to be happy that I'm not financially dependent on a big law salary.


Grass is always greener my friend. You've gotta take it. You'd be silly to turn it down with nothing to fall back on. Best thing you can do is take it and embrace it. You'll feel a lot better once you don't have to worry about searching for jobs.

I'm leaning toward it, but the 200K in debt is staggering.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:36 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I have a midlaw offer that pays way below market. I *thought* I was competitive for biglaw based on stats (HYS, top half, district clerkship, solid summer stuff and school engagement), but with how sluggish eveything seems, I just don't know. My deadline for the lower paying gig is rapidly approaching. Would I be crazy for not accepting it and holding out hope for a market job?


I've got less impressive stats and have essentially given up on big law after a blunt talk with a recruiter last week. I was never gung-ho on it, and everyone whose opinion I value says to look elsewhere, but it still bothers me, especially because my co-clerk got a big law offer on her first application and she is not the sharpest tool in the shed. I'm telling myself to be happy that I'm not financially dependent on a big law salary.


Grass is always greener my friend. You've gotta take it. You'd be silly to turn it down with nothing to fall back on. Best thing you can do is take it and embrace it. You'll feel a lot better once you don't have to worry about searching for jobs.

I'm leaning toward it, but the 200K in debt is staggering.


I hear ya. Imagine how much more staggering it will be though, if you finish your clerkship without a better offer elsewhere.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:47 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have a midlaw offer that pays way below market. I *thought* I was competitive for biglaw based on stats (HYS, top half, district clerkship, solid summer stuff and school engagement), but with how sluggish eveything seems, I just don't know. My deadline for the lower paying gig is rapidly approaching. Would I be crazy for not accepting it and holding out hope for a market job?


I've got less impressive stats and have essentially given up on big law after a blunt talk with a recruiter last week. I was never gung-ho on it, and everyone whose opinion I value says to look elsewhere, but it still bothers me, especially because my co-clerk got a big law offer on her first application and she is not the sharpest tool in the shed. I'm telling myself to be happy that I'm not financially dependent on a big law salary.


Grass is always greener my friend. You've gotta take it. You'd be silly to turn it down with nothing to fall back on. Best thing you can do is take it and embrace it. You'll feel a lot better once you don't have to worry about searching for jobs.

I'm leaning toward it, but the 200K in debt is staggering.


I'm sorry (and, given your stats, pretty surprised) you're not getting better results. My sense is that it's still pretty early in many markets. How far off is your deadline for the midlaw gig? I've managed to get extensions before when I was waiting to hear back on something much different from the offer in hand, but the offer in those cases was not from a law firm. If you've not already requested an extension, it might be worth a try.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:51 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I just got a ding in approximately 50 minutes. Is that a record?


Sorry to hear that... so much for careful consideration :(


It was for a preftigious boutique that seems to only hire T6 types, which I am not, so I'm not surprised. The semi-personalized ding from a personal email was a lovely touch, however.



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