Hearing Back from Law Firms, Assessment Centres & Interview Tips - 2019!

Discussion in 'Applications Discussion' started by Jaysen, May 19, 2019.

  1. Jennifer

    Jennifer Star Member

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    Perhaps instead of focusing on the outcome of the AC, you could view it as an opportunity to improve the 'thinking on your feet' aspect that you don't feel as confident with, particularly as you are content with having DLA. I have done the AC and feel it was quite nice, in that everyone is incredibly friendly and they don't try to trip you up or grill you at any stage. Before each task, grad rec even go through which skills they are evaluating. You did incredibly well getting through to all those ACs, they clearly see potential in you.

    On the other hand, only you know your mind and what's best for you. If you really don't feel up to it, there's no need to push it; mental health should take priority.
     
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  2. DavidJC

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    I'd gone the entire week hearing nothing only for it to end on a Friday 5pm rejection email from Ropes & Gray post-application. Meanwhile still waiting on Linklaters, Debevoise, CMS, Freshfields, Sidley, HL, Akin Gump, Dechert, Mayer Brown, Milbank.
     
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  3. Law

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    Sorry to hear that! If it helps, I had gone almost a month since 4 of my ACs/Interviews and today I got 4/4 rejections within 45 minutes of each other.

    One of the firms rejected me TWICE just to really let me know that I was rejected incase I missed their previous email, a whole 5 seconds before :)
     
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  4. Jaysen

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    Amazing news, well done!
     
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  5. CalibreX1

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    So sorry about this! I know it hurts now but please don’t give up! This is also my third cycle and I’m yet to receive a vac scheme offer. I know someone who did 6 cycles of applications before securing a training contract.

    If you really want it, I promise that you WILL get there! Keep going. You’re one ‘no’ closer to a yes!
     
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  6. Jaysen

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    You definitely shouldn’t feel bad for not being able to post good news. It’s amazing seeing all the successful candidates in this thread but it’s also worth noting that there are so many more who are having a tough time. I say this a lot but this process is really really hard and can take a toll on your self confidence, especially when it seems like everyone else is getting offers. You should be proud for making it this far.

    Happy to take a look at a recent application/your profile if it would help - feel free to PM me.
     
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  7. Jaysen

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    Fantastic news, well done!
     
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  8. Jade

    Jade Active Member

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    Did anyone hear from Vinson Elkins post VI?
     
  9. Hawwa

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    Same here!
     
  10. Hawwa

    Hawwa Standard Member

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    Which firm is this for please?
     
  11. Callum Sherrell

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    Still waiting for Hogan Lovells post-WG for VS/TC (took on 10th Jan) and Simmons & Simmons post-tests (took on 23rd Jan)
    Gave up hope a little while ago but is anybody else still waiting for these?
     
  12. Jennifer

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    White & Case. But many firms now operate on a 'blind-CV' basis so is likely applicable to them as well.
     
  13. Max7

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    Still waiting
     
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  14. Dos

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    I got a WG invite for Norton Rose (Summer Vac)

    They only gave me 2 days to complete it

    People said on this thread they were rejected because NRF filled their places for summer vac, although, I wonder, if the WG is automated? Confused because of what others have said.

    EDIT: Just read the email again, it said I passed initial screening!
     
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  15. Aurochschiette

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    It's not automatic, so congrats!

    The turnaround time for the WG is normal. Similar turnaround times for phone interview invites and ACs as well. It all moves quickly, so best of luck!
     
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  16. SG

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    Has anyone heard back from Bakers post-VI for summer VS?
     
  17. Dos

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    Thanks!

    I've had other firms offer me WG and for 5-7 days so this really struck me
     
  18. Aurochschiette

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    Yea, that's the standard one and it's often true for firms that send an automatic WG. Since NRF review apps before the WG invite, it's a quicker turnaround. Plus, you have the added confidence from knowing your application was already assessed and progressed. At this point, the ball is in your court. Go get that vac scheme!
     
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  19. 003

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    How did your VI go? I know they use a bank of questions but did you have any curve ball questions?
     
  20. Rfn38

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    Anyone have any tips for Taylor Vinters AC?
     
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