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Callback Invite after Reception

Post by Guest » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:12 pm

Title pretty much says it all. Got a callback interview request after attending a reception. Does anyone know how likely the callback will turn into an offer, assuming that it goes well? Any general callback tips?

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Re: Callback Invite after Reception

Post by ymmv » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:28 pm

Guest wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:12 pm
Title pretty much says it all. Got a callback interview request after attending a reception. Does anyone know how likely the callback will turn into an offer, assuming that it goes well?
Impossible to say. If you got a callback you have a genuine shot. No need to overthink unknowable odds.
Guest wrote: Any general callback tips?
The same as for any interviews, really. Show interest, ask thoughtful questions relevant to the firm’s specialties, be as sincere as you can under such artificial circumstances. Know your resume inside and out. Be ready for needlessly specific questions about your writing sample just in case you get a bad/unprepared interviewer.

If you get a list of your interviewers ahead of time, it might be worth taking a quick look at their firm profiles to get a sense of their practice areas and come up with some good questions for them.

Eat a good breakfast even if you don’t ordinarily eat a good breakfast — callbacks frequently run well past their scheduled times, and lunch is no guarantee (even if planned). Leave yourself plenty of time in the morning and aim to be there early enough that a transit mishap or too won’t make you late.

And don’t sweat it too much! They wouldn’t have invited you for a callback if you hadn’t already impressed them at the reception.

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