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Jessica Booker

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Question which probably @Jessica Booker has the best answer to: what is the etiquette on contacting GR re the stage of your app? For a few applications I have been waiting for quite a long time, such as Latham (applied mid November) and Weil (did the VI 4 weeks ago). Don't want to seem pushy with GR..
If you are confident other people have been contacted about your stage over a period of 2-3 weeks, then contact them with a brief email.

If you don’t need to know the outcome (eg you are only finding out for your sanity rather than balancing it with other offers/commitments), then personally, I would just try to sit it out.
 

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If you are confident other people have been contacted about your stage over a period of 2-3 weeks, then contact them with a brief email.

If you don’t need to know the outcome (eg you are only finding out for your sanity rather than balancing it with other offers/commitments), then personally, I would just try to sit it out.
That's what I thought. Just doing it for my own sanity so will wait. Thank you Jessica!
 

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Hi - our deadline was only two and a half weeks ago. It takes significant time and effort to thoroughly review all applications.

Please have patience and you will hear from us - I promise! ;)

Paul

Thanks Paul for responding! Unexpected but definitely given me another jolt of patience! 😃

I guess my frustration from waiting to hear from multiple firms showed its ugly head.
 

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Has anyone heard back from Ropes & Gray regarding the VS?

I think non-rolling firms take a little bit longer to get back to candidates because they only start reviewing close to/after the deadline. And as the deadline was only four days ago, I think we may be waiting a little while longer. Hope that helps :)
 
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    Question which probably @Jessica Booker has the best answer to: what is the etiquette on contacting GR re the stage of your app? For a few applications I have been waiting for quite a long time, such as Latham (applied mid November) and Weil (did the VI 4 weeks ago). Don't want to seem pushy with GR..

    The grad recruiter at Latham said candidates should hear back by the middle of February, so I would probably wait a couple more weeks before contacting them.
     
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    So sorry that happened to you. I've been crucified in a similar manner by a partner in a CS interview before and it's one of the worst feelings in the world!
    I do wonder though, whether it is possible for this to be on purpose in order for them to gauge the candidate’s reaction to being provoked or being faced with rudeness? Something similar happened to me awhile ago and it felt as if it was testing me on how I would react.
     

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    I do wonder though, whether it is possible for this to be on purpose in order for them to gauge the candidate’s reaction to being provoked or being faced with rudeness? Something similar happened to me awhile ago and it felt as if it was testing me on how I would react.
    That's probably how they'd attempt to justify it but there are soooo many other ways of testing that - it's just unnecessary and paints your firm in a terrible light in my view
     

    Daniel Boden

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    I've had a firm gaslight me about my own disability.
    Totally understand if you'd rather not share, but how on earth was that allowed happen...?!?!?

    Edit: just seen your later post, like did they literally question the validity of your disability? If so I am so sorry that you had to deal with that 😩 but very happy to hear your experience with other firms has been much more positive :)
     
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    Hi guys, I made a small mistake in a few of my applications (Basically, I said I have written 2 novellas when it should have been 1 - long story) ... I'm just wondering should I contact grad rec about this ASAP?

    Don't mention it in my humble opinion. You're more likely to get rejected if it comes up at this stage of the application rather than if it comes up later.
     
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    Hi guys, I made a small mistake in a few of my applications (Basically, I said I have written 2 novellas when it should have been 1 - long story) ... I'm just wondering should I contact grad rec about this ASAP?
    Yeah I wouldn't worry about that, you can always correct yourself at interview if need be and since it's not a grammatical error there's no real point in my opinion
     
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