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Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair 2014

Post by Yardbird » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:59 pm

Since the registration deadline for BLG's job fair is next week, I thought it might be useful to start a thread to share info as things progress.

Feel free to (anonymously) post this info once preselects come out:
School:
Rank/GPA:
Ties to Boston?:
IP?:
URM/Other Minority?:
# of Pre-Selects:
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Re: BLG Job Fair (2014)

Post by Yardbird » Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:46 pm

Just a reminder, pre-select/lottery results are out on July 25. Anyone else going?

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Re: BLG Job Fair (2014)

Post by mommalee » Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:34 pm

I sent in my stuff, not sure if going.

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Re: BLG Job Fair (2014)

Post by Yardbird » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:28 am

Bumping this since schedules are coming out today.

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Re: BLG Job Fair (2014)

Post by Yardbird » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:39 am

From the duplicate thread:
violet1114 wrote:Opened my Symplicity where it says pending for all, except for 3, which say alternate selection? Does that mean that the others are a ding and I'm SOL? What does it say for everyone else?
Anyone else able to log in? My account is still disabled.

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Re: BLG Job Fair (2014)

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:11 am

My account is still disabled.

Violet1114 - did you receive an email?

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Re: BLG Job Fair (2014)

Post by violet1114 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:13 am

Anonymous User wrote:My account is still disabled.

Violet1114 - did you receive an email?
No, I was able to log on but I was never disabled out of my account, I could check even after the deadline.

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Re: BLG Job Fair (2014)

Post by Yardbird » Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:27 am

violet1114 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:My account is still disabled.

Violet1114 - did you receive an email?
No, I was able to log on but I was never disabled out of my account, I could check even after the deadline.
hmmm...curious. I could have sworn they said they were disabling all accounts until today. Hopefully our accounts will be re-enabled in a few hours. Also, welcome to TLS.

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Re: BLG Job Fair (2014)

Post by violet1114 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:44 am

shadowofjazz wrote:
violet1114 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:My account is still disabled.

Violet1114 - did you receive an email?
No, I was able to log on but I was never disabled out of my account, I could check even after the deadline.
hmmm...curious. I could have sworn they said they were disabling all accounts until today. Hopefully our accounts will be re-enabled in a few hours. Also, welcome to TLS.
Thanks! :)
I called them freaking out about that and they said it was probably just a glitch and that it should not be a problem. I was probably just the odd exception.

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Re: BLG Job Fair (2014)

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:50 am

Did they say anything else? Maybe, about the timing?

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Re: BLG Job Fair (2014)

Post by marbellie » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:32 am

I'm so nervous about the results. I'm a pretty good candidate on paper, but I forgot to do a cover letter...which I think is basically a necessity since I went to college and law school out-of-state :shock:

I do have my summer internship on my resume (which is in Mass.) but other than that nothing shows my Boston ties. How fatal of a mistake do you guys think that was?

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Re: BLG Job Fair (2014)

Post by Yardbird » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:34 am

marbellie wrote:I'm so nervous about the results. I'm a pretty good candidate on paper, but I forgot to do a cover letter...which I think is basically a necessity since I went to college and law school out-of-state :shock:

I do have my summer internship on my resume (which is in Mass.) but other than that nothing shows my Boston ties. How fatal of a mistake do you guys think that was?
There were no cover letters for BLG, just resume + transcript. So not a fatal mistake, but it'll look like weaker ties than you might otherwise have.

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Re: BLG Job Fair (2014)

Post by marbellie » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:51 am

[/quote]There were no cover letters for BLG, just resume + transcript. So not a fatal mistake, but it'll look like weaker ties than you might otherwise have.[/quote]

Oh that's good to know, I thought that it was still possible even if optional. Hopefully they'll give me a shot to say I was born and raised here. *fingers intensely crossed*

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Re: BLG Job Fair (2014)

Post by marbellie » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:53 am

Hmm please ignore my embarrasing inability to quote :lol:

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Re: BLG Job Fair (2014)

Post by Yardbird » Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:46 am

marbellie wrote:
shadowofjazz wrote:There were no cover letters for BLG, just resume + transcript. So not a fatal mistake, but it'll look like weaker ties than you might otherwise have.
Oh that's good to know, I thought that it was still possible even if optional. Hopefully they'll give me a shot to say I was born and raised here. *fingers intensely crossed*
no home Boston address or Boston area code cell phone number?

Also, I'm pretty sure they were only taking resumes/transcripts. I saw we could upload CLs and WSs but since we couldnt place any bids it would have been pointless and there was no guarantee BLG would accept them.

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Re: BLG Job Fair (2014)

Post by marbellie » Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:23 am

shadowofjazz wrote:
marbellie wrote:
shadowofjazz wrote:
no home Boston address or Boston area code cell phone number?

Also, I'm pretty sure they were only taking resumes/transcripts. I saw we could upload CLs and WSs but since we couldnt place any bids it would have been pointless and there was no guarantee BLG would accept them.
I figured it out! Back on topic: It's complicated because my parents sold their Boston home 2 years ago since my siblings and I all flew the coop (they retired down to FL). So I don't have a home here anymore. Though I did change my resume's "current address" to the one I'm living in for the summer so that is good. Also, no bonus points with my area code because I switched providers last year to save money and lost my 617 number.

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Re: BLG Job Fair (2014)

Post by pompoms » Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:44 pm

So no word for anyone so far I take it? Except for that one person who was able to get into their account?

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Re: BLG Job Fair (2014)

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:37 pm

My account is also disabled, but I have gotten a couple of emails from firms about filling out diversity paper work. Do interview requests come via email or do I have to figure out how to be able to log back in?

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Re: BLG Job Fair (2014)

Post by dwc242 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:43 pm

I'm pretty sure that BLG will email any selected applicants to notify them that their symmplicity accounts are back up and that the schedules are posted there. I don't think there is anything we do to re-activate our accounts. My account has also been disabled and I have not been notified via email of anything yet.

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Re: BLG Job Fair (2014)

Post by violet1114 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Did they say anything else? Maybe, about the timing?

Sorry for the delay. She said I should expect to hear Monday at the latest so anytime from today to Monday I think.

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Re: BLG Job Fair (2014)

Post by marbellie » Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:03 pm

violet1114 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Did they say anything else? Maybe, about the timing?

Sorry for the delay. She said I should expect to hear Monday at the latest so anytime from today to Monday I think.
Ugh not until Monday! The suspense is killing me already- My work productivity today has been terrible due to it.

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Re: BLG Job Fair (2014)

Post by Yardbird » Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:12 pm

marbellie wrote:
violet1114 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Did they say anything else? Maybe, about the timing?

Sorry for the delay. She said I should expect to hear Monday at the latest so anytime from today to Monday I think.
Ugh not until Monday! The suspense is killing me already- My work productivity today has been terrible due to it.
Lame sauce. The BLG website FAQ and student timeline said today :evil:

[Edit] Actually, they can't really wait until Monday! That would be 4 days before the job fair and people will need to make/cancel travel plans accordingly - they'd be seriously screwing over people who aren't selected for interviews who already made travel plans.
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Re: BLG Job Fair (2014)

Post by moocow54 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:38 pm

Just FYI to all, the timeline says Monday is when non-selected applicants are e-mailed. So saying Monday at the latest doesn't preclude selections from going out today.

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Re: BLG Job Fair (2014)

Post by violet1114 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:58 pm

moocow54 wrote:Just FYI to all, the timeline says Monday is when non-selected applicants are e-mailed. So saying Monday at the latest doesn't preclude selections from going out today.
Well, its almost 3.00pm, has anyone heard anything?

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Re: BLG Job Fair (2014)

Post by moocow54 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:17 pm

violet1114 wrote:
moocow54 wrote:Just FYI to all, the timeline says Monday is when non-selected applicants are e-mailed. So saying Monday at the latest doesn't preclude selections from going out today.
Well, its almost 3.00pm, has anyone heard anything?
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