What do you want to achieve?
A great job with a great firm! But which firm is right for you?
O’Melveny looks beyond the traditional metrics of resumes and grades and focuses on your true potential to succeed.
We are achieving this through Pymetrics, a game-based recruiting tool that helps us assess a candidate’s social, cognitive, and behavioral features, such as attention, planning, flexibility, and memory. It evaluates future success by comparing a candidate’s results to a unique, debiased O’Melveny success model built for the associate role. The games are very different from other online assessments. You cannot win or lose the games. There are no right or wrong answers. What matters is how you play the games—generating the behavior-based data that is collected and analyzed.
Pymetrics then provides the degree of match each candidate has to our associate profile. Candidates’ results are generated without taking into account race, ethnicity, or gender. This new additional data point offers information about candidates’ potential for success at O’Melveny, while also helping to override the implicit biases that naturally occur during the recruiting process.
The Pymetrics match band is one of four elements of our application: resume, transcript, interview feedback, and Pymetrics result. All of these elements are considered together. No one element alone dictates any hiring decision.
If you’d like to learn more about Pymetrics and how we are using it in the application process, you can listen to the O’Melveny Podcast episode on Pymetrics or watch an interview with Mary Ellen Connerty, O’Melveny’s Director of Diversity and Engagement.
Play the Pymetrics Games
If you are interested in playing the Pymetrics games, please email firstname.lastname@example.org from your law school email address for an invitation.
Please note that candidates are required to play the games in order to receive a callback interview with O’Melveny.