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    2L Summer (2019) Recruit PFOs/ITCs

    One reason is that firms try to maintain good relationships with candidates they really like so that they can potentially poach you in the future as an X year call.
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    Call Day Tips?

    (Vancouver Process experience - maybe it can help!) 1) You should try to rank your firms before Call Day to ensure that if your top choices offer you an earlier interview time slot, you have time slots available. There is some risk involved as you don't know whether your favorite firms (your "favorite" firms list might change later on though) will call you first or even have an early interview spot for you (could be because they ranked you lower). It is up to you to decide whether you want to take the risk and defer first callers that are not among your favorites and defer them to a later time slot. Although firms emphasize that the times don't matter, it is a practice for firms to rank candidates before interviews and change the rankings throughout the process. As for me, the national firm that hired me, out of all 9 students that were hired, 8 of us interviewed at the earliest time slot. 2) You should try to keep the call short. Just get the information, confirm it, and say thank you. 3) You should try to allocate at least 1.5 hrs for each interview. I suggest 2hrs to allow yourself some breathing room (more for firms that might do a second interview on the spot or bring you around for a tour). 4) You will most likely get all your calls within the first 20mins. However be prepared to get calls hours later.
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    Ask a 1L 2018

    3L here! Just to add to the above (My opinion): 1. Be proactive in preparations for interviews (if you want to get a job). 2. Don't overburden yourself with too many extra curriculars if you are not used to handling a large work load. i.e., Sometimes events such as "law show" can line up on deadlines of major assignments. I would rather test out what you can handle during 1L if you are not sure and adjust in 2L and 3L.
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    Improving Your Application for Articling

    There is no one size that fits all. Some may find it weird, some may not. If something can be perceived/cause problems and does not benefit you too much, I recommend just not doing it. A good example I like to use is perfume/cologne. Some may like it, but I don't think it will benefit you too much. However, some people may be allergic and you just screwed yourself. The Linked in example can fit in too; I don't think it helps you in anyway, but it has the potential to be found weird by some. So, why do it? (Do it after you land something and for linkedin specifically, I guess you can add people you like and have decided you do not want to go to their firm if given the option).
  5. Hi, How would one delete their account on this forum?
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    Vancouver Articling Recruit 2019-2020

    Did anyone else who is interviewing at BLG got a surprise 2nd interview? and did you subsequently hear back with a follow up dinner or a lunch? - confirm Blakes dinner sent out immediately after tour - McCarthy told me they don't do seconds, lunches or dinner unless they need a second opinon or more info
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    2L vs Articling Recruit

    Thank you again for all the information!!! I just have one last question. Which firms had interviews where you found to be more structured/full of behaviour questions and which firms did you found to have taken a more organic approach? The firms I am interviewing with are: McCarthy, Blakes, Fasken, BLG, Koffman, Sangra Moller, Lawson Lundell. If you have any tips or info regarding how interviews/ seconds are conducted... that would be amazing!!!
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    2L vs Articling Recruit

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience in the Vancouver articling process. I dug around but had never found something as elaborate as what you had provided us. I was going to DM you, but I think it would be nice for other people going through the process to be able to obtain more information regarding the process. 1) In regards to the PFO calls, if the big firms that normally do seconds (Mt, Fasken, Blakes, BLG) do not call you or book seconds with you - does it automatically mean they like you or is it the case that sometimes firms just don't bother? I'm concerned since I've met many members from each of these firms, that (if I'm lucky) might place me in the latter category. I knowing the intricacies wouldn't assist me , but it would definitely ease my anxiety/ prepare myself in the case that it does happen. 2) Did you get any strong indications from the firms that did give you seconds or did not PFO you because they already knew that they really liked you ... like did they try to get you to say "first choice" or something along those lines? Thank you very much once again!
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    2L vs Articling Recruit

    Speaking to the Vancouver articling recruit, the general advice I've heard from various people was to leave Tuesday afternoon free for potential second interviews. Unfortunately, I have 2 interviews during Tuesday afternoon. As such (assuming that I only have to worry about my monday interviews), I was wondering if anyone is aware whether McCarthy, BLG, and Blakes (i've heard accounts that they don't for the articling recruit, but would love a confirmation) conduct second interviews.
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    2L vs Articling Recruit

    Does anyone know whether the firms calling at 8am vs 8:10am indicate where you stand among other candidates during the interview call day?
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    Vancouver Articling Recruit 2019-2020

    McCarthy just sent ITC (or confirm they send them)
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    Vancouver Articling Recruit 2019-2020

    Koffman Kalef just sent
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    Vancouver Articling Recruit 2019-2020

    Has anyone heard if McCarthy has gone out?
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    Vancouver Articling Recruit 2019-2020

    Fasken has gone out
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    Vancouver Articling Recruit 2019-2020

    ITC for BLG has also been sent out and confirm Blakes has sent out as well