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On Hold

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:18 pm

Got an email from a firm that started off like a typical rejection (very qualified, lots of people, economic constraints, etc...) then ended with a sentence about putting me on a hold list and notifying me within 30 days of whether or not I get an offer.

Essentially, I'm the rebound if they get rejected by one of the candidates they liked more lol. I'm pretty sure firms do this pretty regualarly, but this is the first time I've ever gotten actual written confirmation of it.

Just thought it was funny :)

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Re: On Hold

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Got an email from a firm that started off like a typical rejection (very qualified, lots of people, economic constraints, etc...) then ended with a sentence about putting me on a hold list and notifying me within 30 days of whether or not I get an offer.

Essentially, I'm the rebound if they get rejected by one of the candidates they liked more lol. I'm pretty sure firms do this pretty regualarly, but this is the first time I've ever gotten actual written confirmation of it.

Just thought it was funny :)


What firm?

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Re: On Hold

Postby dbt » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:42 pm

I got one of these too from Skadden NY. They weren't as direct about me being on hold, but that's the only way to explain the language of the letter.

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Re: On Hold

Postby 20160810 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:52 pm

I got one of these too. It was basically a letter saying the interviewer thought I was really cool and that the firm would be a good fit for me, and that they were still seriously considering my application. I know they've already done dings and CBs, so I can't imagine what this letter could be other than a hold.

I don't suppose anything on-hold people could do would be helpful, so I guess I'll just wait on it... :|

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Re: On Hold

Postby Unemployed » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:57 pm

dbt wrote:I got one of these too from Skadden NY. They weren't as direct about me being on hold, but that's the only way to explain the language of the letter.


I call YP!! :wink:

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Re: On Hold

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:17 am

I got a call from the person who interviewed me at OCI saying that I was on a waitlist and they were still interested in me. Two days later I got an offer. My only offer. Very sweet.




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