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Messages - Rajah
« on: August 18, 2008, 04:52:33 PM »
What are the work hours REALLY like?
« on: August 18, 2008, 11:52:52 AM »
Does it make a significant difference in the chance of getting a callback if the interview is pre-screened instead of a lottery?
I've seen numbers like 15-25% of interviews get a callback. Does pre-screening significantly raise the percentage of callbacks?
My gut tells me it should since the firm has already evaluated you on some level and given you the ok.
« on: July 18, 2008, 03:31:53 PM »
even if it said top 10% and you were top 50%, it doesn't hurt to apply does it?
No, absolutely I would apply. I'm just trying to figure out what the realistic chances are.
« on: July 18, 2008, 03:30:30 PM »
I'm only a rising 2L, but I AM old. I took 8 years off between undergrad and law school. If I were you, I would absolutely be sending out resumes, even to places where your grades don't really give you a good shot. Think about it: you have all this meaningful stuff on your resume and there are going to be 23-24 year olds literally with things like "Lifeguard" and "Camp Counselor" on their resume.
Now, it's still going to be an uphill battle because grades still matter most of all, but don't underestimate the power of a full resume. At this point, your main strength is your maturity and experience. Employers ARE interested in those qualities.
« on: July 18, 2008, 03:23:29 PM »
So if someone is sitting at say 26% and the firm says Top 20% preferred, do you think that 26% is competitive to land an interview? I'm curious as to what people think about this. How much leeway is there in the "preferred" language?