140: OCI Strategy (w/ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we’re talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about OCI strategy. If you're not sure how or where to bid, what to put on your resume, or how to explain tricky parts of your background, this is the episode for you!  In this episode, we discuss: How the OCI process really works, from the firm perspective  How important are grades, really?  Ways to handle bidding on multiple locations Some common mistakes and the best strategies to avoid them Quick tips to ensure your resume is not overlooked How to get interviews if you weren't initially selected Ways to organize all of your OCI materials, so you remember which firm you're talking to! Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Trello (https://trello.com/home) Podcast Episode 105: OCI Basics with an Ex-BigLaw Recruiter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-105-oci-basics-ex-biglaw-recruiter/) Podcast Episode 111: Resumes and Cover Letters (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-111-resumes-cover-letters-ex-biglaw-recruiter/) Podcast Episode 127: Avoid These Resume No-Gos (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-127-avoid-resume-no-gos/) Podcast Episode 132: What’s BigLaw Really Like? (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-132-whats-biglaw-really-like-w-sadie-jones/) Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Episode-140-OCI-Strategy-w-Sadie-Jones.pdf)   If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website. If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox. Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee      

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