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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:25 pm

Ok how about now? Any DOL regional office interview invites?

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:54 pm

Following. Haven’t heard anything yet from the DOL after the continued interest email and ranking the offices. Has anyone heard from any regional offices?

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:18 pm

I'm the above poster - I'm in the same boat. :(

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:19 pm

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm the above poster - I'm in the same boat. :(


Same.

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:10 am

I went through this process during the 2015/16 cycle as a recent grad (applied as a 3L). I had interviews with DOT (first over the phone and then in DC), and one long phone interview with DOL around Jan/Feb (they had me rank my preferences). L&E was my desired practice area so obviously DOL was my first choice. My entire resume screamed labor and employment law, I took 5 L&E courses during law school, and at the time of my interview with the DOL, I was interning at the EEOC. I also had lots of public sector on my resume because of a few internships in college. T30 law school, secondary journal, cum laude, was unable to get a job during 3L OCI or from mass mailing.

I didnt get an offer from either of them. I was absolutely devastated because I genuinely thought I was a lock for a DOL position.

Just wanted to share my experience. I know the wait is absolutely excruciating. Wanted to make 2 points:

1) Have realistic expectations. These positions are VERY competitive and they get tons of applications from highly qualified people. Please don't make the same mistake I did and get your hopes way up.....

2) its not the end of the world if you don't get one of these gigs, don't be discouraged, just keep pushing and do whatever you can to get substantive experience on your resume until a firm is willing to hire you. I didnt get the DOL gig, entered the vale of tears, I ended up working document review gigs for a few weeks, and 3 months later I landed a staff attorney role at a large firm where I was able to work on L&E matters. Two weeks ago, I accepted an offer from Littler. Its been a long road from being rejected by the DOL to landing at Littler, but its possible. Keep working hard and don't lose faith!

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:41 am

So if I never received a continued interest email from a DOL regional office, does that mean I'm SOL?

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So if I never received a continued interest email from a DOL regional office, does that mean I'm SOL?


I wasn't aware that the regional offices specifically sent out continued interest emails. I thought it was just the SOL as a whole.

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:49 pm

Can anyone who had a qualifying interview with USACE give an idea of how the questions were? Were they substantive/legal or general/personal interview questions?

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:39 pm

Army Corps qualifying interview involved personal/general interview questions

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:27 am

Anonymous User wrote:Army Corps qualifying interview involved personal/general interview questions

Thank you! That is very helpful. This is one of my top choices so I am trying to be as prepared as I can be.

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:25 am

DOL people: has anyone who received a continued interest/rank preferences email been dinged?

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:DOL people: has anyone who received a continued interest/rank preferences email been dinged?


Not yet. I'm still waiting....

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:26 pm

New anon. Had a DOL OCI in September, only asked to be considered for one regional office, haven't heard anything since (neither continued interest nor ding). GPA just went up - any thoughts on if/whether I should send an updated resume?

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:New anon. Had a DOL OCI in September, only asked to be considered for one regional office, haven't heard anything since (neither continued interest nor ding). GPA just went up - any thoughts on if/whether I should send an updated resume?


I say you should update your resume with your OCI interviewer

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:35 pm

Not me but a friend got a DOL offer a few months back.

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Not me but a friend got a DOL offer a few months back.


What is a few months?

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Not me but a friend got a DOL offer a few months back.

Main office or regional?




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