Does prior work experience help in OCR?

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hundredyears
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Does prior work experience help in OCR?

Postby hundredyears » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:08 pm

I'll likely be entering law school with a year or two of experience in consulting (at a firm that's among the top in its branch of consulting, and within Vault's top 20 overall). I am interested in whether this experience would help me when recruiting for a law firm after my 1L year. Would that previous work experience be any sort of asset in recruiting and interviewing (proving that I can handle rigorous, slow work or whatever), or is that experience irrelevant at that point and entirely subordinate to academic performance within law school? Thanks!

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Lwoods
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Re: Does prior work experience help in OCR?

Postby Lwoods » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:42 pm

All work experience helps. The better the work experience, the more it will help.

However, some firms will still have strict grade/rank cut-offs, and people still have to like you in interviews, so w/e isn't everything.




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