I just finished a 15 minute phone interview with the first firm. It’s actually pretty daunting to say so many things so quickly– 15 minutes really isn’t a lot of time, and it doesn’t leave much space for conversation with the person at the other end of the line.
I think I did pretty well. There’s a few things that I could have talked about a bit better, but at least, unlike last year, I didn’t say anything outright wrong. If things turn out right, I’ll know by the end of this week that I’ve made it to second round interviews.
The interview today was by a person from HR, so I rather suspect that this was basically a large cull to see if we were capable of speaking English. Round 2 interviews (if I get one) will be with partners at the firm.