How to withdraw after a callback?

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How to withdraw after a callback?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:42 pm

Is there a "proper" way to withdraw from consideration at a firm that I've already done a callback at? I'm wondering if I can just send the recruiting coordinator a short email over the weekend, or if I should wait until Monday to call.

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Re: How to withdraw after a callback?

Postby NYAssociate » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:47 pm

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Re: How to withdraw after a callback?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:04 pm

Would something like this work?

Rejection Email wrote:Dear Recruiting Coordinator:

Thank you very much for taking the time to interview me. During my recent visit to your office, I was very impressed with your attorneys' legal abilities and personal accomplishments. However, I regret to inform you that I will not be able to accept a position in your 2011 summer program. There is intense competition among law firms for the limited number of positions that I am able to accept. As a result, I am unable to accept summer positions at many of the well-qualified law firms that interviewed me.

I sincerely appreciate your interest in me, and I wish you the best of luck in the future.

Sincerely,

Anonymous

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Re: How to withdraw after a callback?

Postby bk1 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:06 pm

That sounds snarky. As if a parody of a law school rejection.
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Re: How to withdraw after a callback?

Postby Big Shrimpin » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Would something like this work?

Rejection Email wrote:Dear Recruiting Coordinator:

Thank you very much for taking the time to interview me. During my recent visit to your office, I was very impressed with your attorneys' legal abilities and personal accomplishments. However, I regret to inform you that I will not be able to accept a position in your 2011 summer program. There is intense competition among law firms for the limited number of positions that I am able to accept. As a result, I am unable to accept summer positions at many of the well-qualified law firms that interviewed me.

I sincerely appreciate your interest in me, and I wish you the best of luck in the future.

Sincerely,

Anonymous



LOL.win.

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Re: How to withdraw after a callback?

Postby NYAssociate » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:15 pm

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Re: How to withdraw after a callback?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:17 pm

Would this be more appropriate?

Rejection Email wrote:Dear Recruiting Coordinator:

I am writing to follow up on my interview at your law firm last week. I very much enjoyed my conversations with your attorneys, so I am particularly sorry to tell you that I am unable to accept a position in your 2011 summer program.

The reason is that the number of summer positions I am able to accept is very limited. I regret that there is not enough space in my summer for some very promising law firms like yours. However, I would be delighted to speak with you about an associate position when I graduate. The decision in your firm's case was especially difficult because of the strength of your firm's record.

I wish you luck in your search for summer associates, and I hope that I will speak with you again next year if my interest in New York practice continues.

Sincerely,

Anonymous

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Re: How to withdraw after a callback?

Postby NYAssociate » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:19 pm

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Re: How to withdraw after a callback?

Postby pocket herc » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:22 pm

I would just write something to the effect that I would like to withdraw because I have accepted an offer from another firm. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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Re: How to withdraw after a callback?

Postby bk1 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:23 pm

NYAssociate wrote:OK, that's the chump version. You don't need to give your reasons. You don't need to justify it. This is business. Firms deal with this all the time.


Exactly. "I can't work for you, kthxbai."

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Re: How to withdraw after a callback?

Postby Holly Golightly » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:39 pm

lol @ people thinking those are serious.

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Re: How to withdraw after a callback?

Postby bk1 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:40 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:lol @ people thinking those are serious.


Waterman's anon skillz?

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Re: How to withdraw after a callback?

Postby 2009 Prospective » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:30 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:lol @ people thinking those are serious.


+1, well done though.

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Re: How to withdraw after a callback?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:58 pm

Is it even necessary to withdraw? Can't you just wait until they call to offer and then decline (and then for the firms that eventually send you a ding letter, no need to withdraw in the first place)?

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Re: How to withdraw after a callback?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is it even necessary to withdraw? Can't you just wait until they call to offer and then decline (and then for the firms that eventually send you a ding letter, no need to withdraw in the first place)?


I'd think it's a matter of common courtesy. Save them the time of considering you as a candidate. Let them consider other candidates who may actually want the job.

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Re: How to withdraw after a callback?

Postby NYAssociate » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:16 pm

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Re: How to withdraw after a callback?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:20 pm

yeah, withdrawing is the right thing to do for sure, for the aforementioned reasons.

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Re: How to withdraw after a callback?

Postby KMaine » Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:42 am

By all means, withdraw as early as possible. Do not worry about the form (phone call, e-mail) and don't stress over the wording. Also, to other posters: there is no need to go anon. when posting replies such as this. It is not sensitive information that you think somebody should call a frim ASAP.




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