You have a great presence, you're eminently likable, I have no doubt that you're going to make a great attorney and, if we were looking for a brand new associate, we would have snatched you up immediately. But,What?!?! How can there possibly be a "but" at the end of that sentence? Did you listen to yourself? You just used the phrase "eminently likable!"
we're looking to fill an associate spot with a pretty high degree of responsibility that you just don't have the experience for.On the bright side, they all loved me. Also, the decision rests in the hands of one attorney from the first interview. I guess I'd mostly be working for him, and he obviously liked me enough to invite me back for a 2nd interview.
On the not so bright side, I legitimately don't have the experience they're looking for. Experience in depositions, arbitration and discovery? Nope. Can't fake that.
So, things could go either way. I'm going to send them all emails thanking them for the interview, and send a particularly ass-kissing email to the partner I'd be working for. As usual, fingers crossed...