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Post interview hindsight... advice?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:33 pm

Just got out of my 4th biglawl interview since last month. This morning's interview was at a mega biglaw firm that I really wanted. Came super prepared, came 10 mins early, with updated resume laid on each end of the table. Partner comes in at the interview time. He seemed unprepared and came with nothing. He scanned through my resume and checked where I went to UG and Law school. Then asked me very brief and basic questions with 1 hypo. Interview would have ended in 20 minutes but I asked a few questions and that stretched it out for another 10 mins or so. We also chitchatted a bit about personal lives (both newly weds). At the end, the partner left my resume as he found it on the table and we walked out. I felt like I didnt have the opportunity to really discuss my abilities. Is this sort of an auto ding situation? I think the partner must have called me in for an interview because he saw something in my resume but i dont think we spent enough time to show my personality. My other interviews have been 1hr on average. I kinda feel bummed. Any insight would be appreciated.

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Re: Post interview hindsight... advice?

Postby misterjames » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:47 pm

In all likelihood he had a thousand other, far more pressing matters to deal with today. After your interview he probably went back to his office and quickly fired off an email to the firm's recruiter, something to the effect of "good candidate" and then forgot about you. You're fine, don't sweat it.

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Re: Post interview hindsight... advice?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:22 pm

Was this MWE? I feel like they interview anyone who has remotely decent grades. Same situation happened to me there. Partner walked in, told me he had a meeting in 30 min. Chatted. Never heard back, not even a ding.

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Re: Post interview hindsight... advice?

Postby proleteriate » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:37 am

Anonymous User wrote:Was this MWE? I feel like they interview anyone who has remotely decent grades. Same situation happened to me there. Partner walked in, told me he had a meeting in 30 min. Chatted. Never heard back, not even a ding.


pretty sure McDermott just interviews to see whether you're good looking enough. They really should start asking for headshots.



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