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As someone who is almost certainly not getting a job tonight, I just want to say a couple of words to try and cheer everyone up. For many of us, this is not the first recruit we went through and came out empty handed. I think as much as this sucks, we should all focus on the improvements we made between this recruit and previous recruits. Whether you got more interviews off the bat or did better in securing additional interviews, I think we can all take pride in any and all of the improvements we made. Now if you will all excuse me, my  dairy queen order is almost here :)

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1 minute ago, thisisbrutal123 said:

Just heard from MAG SO HOLD ON EVERYBODY IT COULD STILL COME!!! 

Congrats! Which office?

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2 minutes ago, thisisbrutal123 said:

Just heard from MAG SO HOLD ON EVERYBODY IT COULD STILL COME!!! 

THERE IS STILL HOPE!

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Gonna start working on my LPP registration so at least I won't get rejected from that. 

In all seriousness, kinda bummed.  I thought I had a pretty good chance at at least one place. 

Is there a sort of mini articling recruit that happens after the formal recruit like there usually is for the 2L recruit, or is it time to cold email and apply to the positions that pop up here and there? 

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1 minute ago, Shankar said:

Gonna start working on my LPP registration so at least I won't get rejected from that. 

In all seriousness, kinda bummed.  I thought I had a pretty good chance at at least one place. 

Is there a sort of mini articling recruit that happens after the formal recruit like there usually is for the 2L recruit, or is it time to cold email and apply to the positions that pop up here and there? 

To my knowledge a decent amount of firms that normally do this recruit did not participate. What I think will happen is most of them will hire, they will just do so next semester.

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18 minutes ago, TorontoJ said:

The end of the WEEK?! How does that make any sense? People will be forced to accept earlier offers. Does that apply to ALL MAG offices?

Court Services! Not sure if any others are doing this as well 

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I didn't apply as broadly since I had a narrower range of fields I was interested in and applied to boutiques. What crushes me is that I got very early calls between 8AM to 810AM on interview day, and Monday early interviews. I must have really messed up my interviews, and there are virtually no other jobs left in the fields I was going for.

This cuts pretty deeply, I'd be okay with literally not getting paid and just getting credentials. Really just jaded at how rigid and controlled entire legal fields seem to be and how much of a barrier entire fields of law are.

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I got a call (many many years ago) at about 6:30pm after someone who received an offer took a long time to decide before declining. I was hired back at that firm and then lateraled to a firm that I didn’t even get an interview at. Your career is a long and winding road.

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2 minutes ago, wakawaka said:

I got a call (many many years ago) at about 6:30pm after someone who received an offer took a long time to decide before declining. I was hired back at that firm and then lateraled to a firm that I didn’t even get an interview at. Your career is a long and winding road.

really appreciate your insight - thank you for sharing

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Does anyone else just feel so devastated that a place where you thought you were a top choice (and they said things to make you seem like you were a top choice) did not call you?

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1 minute ago, RezCyborg said:

Does anyone else just feel so devastated that a place where you thought you were a top choice (and they said things to make you seem like you were a top choice) did not call you?

YES!!!  In that exact same boat!!!

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omggggggggg i just got a call!!!

 

 

 

apparently 15 minutes or less could save be 15% on my car insurance! 

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Just now, NoobTube said:

omggggggggg i just got a call!!!

 

 

 

apparently 15 minutes or less could save be 15% on my car insurance! 

there is still hope!!!

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11 minutes ago, RezCyborg said:

Does anyone else just feel so devastated that a place where you thought you were a top choice (and they said things to make you seem like you were a top choice) did not call you?

Yeah. I was literally the first person one firm called to interview, and first interview since they set the times. They really liked my CV apparently. I am crushed. 

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3 minutes ago, mazzystar said:

Yeah. I was literally the first person one firm called to interview, and first interview since they set the times. They really liked my CV apparently. I am crushed. 

something happened to me. big shot to the ego and i now have a cemented hatred for this entire process in our profession

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9 minutes ago, NoobTube said:

omggggggggg i just got a call!!!

 

 

 

apparently 15 minutes or less could save be 15% on my car insurance! 

Man I'm praying to the law gods that the same thing will happen for the rest of us

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But as the time drags on it's becoming less and less likely. Has anyone heard from either of the MAG Crown Law Offices - Civil or Criminal?

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