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Waiting for offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:37 pm

Is it a good or bad idea to call up and check a week or two after a callback? Maybe it's good because it shows you are engaged and interested (maybe you even put a little pressure on them to respond by saying "I have other offers"). Or, maybe it's bad because they are going to respond when they are ready and you should just be patient.

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Re: Waiting for offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is it a good or bad idea to call up and check a week or two after a callback? Maybe it's good because it shows you are engaged and interested (maybe you even put a little pressure on them to respond by saying "I have other offers"). Or, maybe it's bad because they are going to respond when they are ready and you should just be patient.


I'd say give it at least two weeks before calling in and checking up - a polite email to the recruitment director you dealt with would probably be best, simply asking what the timeline for a definitive answer is looking like. Do not mention other offers or put pressure on them to give you an answer unless your 28 days for another offer are, in actuality, in danger of expiring. Only in that case would it be okay to mention.

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Re: Waiting for offers

Postby Other25BeforeYou » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Is it a good or bad idea to call up and check a week or two after a callback? Maybe it's good because it shows you are engaged and interested (maybe you even put a little pressure on them to respond by saying "I have other offers"). Or, maybe it's bad because they are going to respond when they are ready and you should just be patient.


I'd say give it at least two weeks before calling in and checking up - a polite email to the recruitment director you dealt with would probably be best, simply asking what the timeline for a definitive answer is looking like. Do not mention other offers or put pressure on them to give you an answer unless your 28 days for another offer are, in actuality, in danger of expiring. Only in that case would it be okay to mention.

It's also okay to mention it if they told you at your callback to keep them informed of any offers you've received.

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Re: Waiting for offers

Postby Person » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:36 pm

Other25BeforeYou wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Is it a good or bad idea to call up and check a week or two after a callback? Maybe it's good because it shows you are engaged and interested (maybe you even put a little pressure on them to respond by saying "I have other offers"). Or, maybe it's bad because they are going to respond when they are ready and you should just be patient.


I'd say give it at least two weeks before calling in and checking up - a polite email to the recruitment director you dealt with would probably be best, simply asking what the timeline for a definitive answer is looking like. Do not mention other offers or put pressure on them to give you an answer unless your 28 days for another offer are, in actuality, in danger of expiring. Only in that case would it be okay to mention.

It's also okay to mention it if they told you at your callback to keep them informed of any offers you've received.



If I were any other TLS poster, I would write "Is it OK to do what small favors a firm politely asks you to perform? No. No it is not--any such action will just show weakness to the firm and they will lose respect for you." Instead, I will simply answer "Yes."

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Re: Waiting for offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:45 pm

kinda been wondering what the etiquette was here too....its been two weeks....should i just wait? ( no otha offas)

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Re: Waiting for offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:00 pm

Other25BeforeYou wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Is it a good or bad idea to call up and check a week or two after a callback? Maybe it's good because it shows you are engaged and interested (maybe you even put a little pressure on them to respond by saying "I have other offers"). Or, maybe it's bad because they are going to respond when they are ready and you should just be patient.


I'd say give it at least two weeks before calling in and checking up - a polite email to the recruitment director you dealt with would probably be best, simply asking what the timeline for a definitive answer is looking like. Do not mention other offers or put pressure on them to give you an answer unless your 28 days for another offer are, in actuality, in danger of expiring. Only in that case would it be okay to mention.

It's also okay to mention it if they told you at your callback to keep them informed of any offers you've received.


At 1 firm they told me they would get back to me in a week, but it has been 2 weeks and I have not heard back yet. Should I call or should I just assume I am on the waiting list while they pursue their top choices?

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Re: Waiting for offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Other25BeforeYou wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Is it a good or bad idea to call up and check a week or two after a callback? Maybe it's good because it shows you are engaged and interested (maybe you even put a little pressure on them to respond by saying "I have other offers"). Or, maybe it's bad because they are going to respond when they are ready and you should just be patient.


I'd say give it at least two weeks before calling in and checking up - a polite email to the recruitment director you dealt with would probably be best, simply asking what the timeline for a definitive answer is looking like. Do not mention other offers or put pressure on them to give you an answer unless your 28 days for another offer are, in actuality, in danger of expiring. Only in that case would it be okay to mention.

It's also okay to mention it if they told you at your callback to keep them informed of any offers you've received.


At 1 firm they told me they would get back to me in a week, but it has been 2 weeks and I have not heard back yet. Should I call or should I just assume I am on the waiting list while they pursue their top choices?

Personally, I'd follow up. Just don't do it in a douchey way and it should be fine




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