Does post-interview offer ever come via snail mail?

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Matlock31
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Does post-interview offer ever come via snail mail?

Postby Matlock31 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:48 pm

Thought the interview went pretty well, but then the dreaded rejection letter from the firm came in the mail.
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Re: Does post-interview offer ever come via snail mail?

Postby Matthies » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:58 pm

Matlock31 wrote:Thought the interview went pretty well, but then the dreaded letter from the firm came in the mail.


Yes, happens a lot actually.

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Re: Does post-interview offer ever come via snail mail?

Postby Posner » Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:07 pm

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Re: Does post-interview offer ever come via snail mail?

Postby Matthies » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:16 pm

Posner wrote:From my experience, post-interview offers are usually a phone call. Everyone I know, myself included, have only received rejections in the mail.


Wait, I should have clarified this before hand, but are you guys talking about summer clerks or full time attorney positions?

Summer jobs are of definite duration (i.e. you are being hired for a SET TIME ONLY), phone calls (and more often e-mails) are the norm.

Full time attorney positions (ie. of indefinite duration should ALWAYS be in writing, if they are not be very leery of accepting them for the obvious reasons that will bore you to death if you take Employment law).

Since I have graduated I assumed you were talking permanent positions. That's what I get for imposing my own prospective without clarifying first. But for permanent positions you will always get a written offer snail-mail style (you might also get a phone call or e-mail before) but firms and lawyers like paper trails. If you don't get a firm written offer then be leery of accepting or committing to anything until you do. Every offer for (post graduation) employment I have had has either been written offers or verbal offers followed by written confirmation of the details of the offer.

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Re: Does post-interview offer ever come via snail mail?

Postby Posner » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:20 pm

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Re: Does post-interview offer ever come via snail mail?

Postby SteelReserve » Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:13 pm

Thought the interview went pretty well, but then the dreaded rejection letter from the firm came in the mail.


Must be a 1L. Wait until you do 2L Fall OCI. You'll have enough of those to wallpaper a McMansion.




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