Informing other firms of offers

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Informing other firms of offers

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:51 pm

Received offers from a few firms. I've heard you let the other ones know (that is what they said during the callbacks). Any help in crafting that weird email?

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Re: Informing other firms of offers

Postby imchuckbass58 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Received offers from a few firms. I've heard you let the other ones know (that is what they said during the callbacks). Any help in crafting that weird email?


I would only let them know if the offer deadline looks like it will interfere with your timeline at other firms. So if the 28-day deadline is less than 2 weeks after your callback, then you should probably shoot an email over, phrasing it as letting them know when you need to hear by ("I currently have an offer from X firm which expires on X day. In order to be able to fully consider my options, I would greatly appreciate if you could render a decision on my candidacy by that date.") Something like that - make it sound better.

If it doesn't look like the timing will interfere, don't inform other firms of offers unless they ask. This can come across as borderline douchey.

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Re: Informing other firms of offers

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:24 pm

What's the recommendation as far as juggling multiple offers? I assume you want to politely refuse some so that others have a shot, but is there a specific guideline?

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Re: Informing other firms of offers

Postby Cavalier » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:32 pm

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Re: Informing other firms of offers

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:40 pm

Cavalier wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What's the recommendation as far as juggling multiple offers? I assume you want to politely refuse some so that others have a shot, but is there a specific guideline?

The NALP standards state that you can hold open a maximum of five offers, so don't go beyond that. But you should really hold as few as possible; decline the firms you know you won't accept quickly so that others will have a better shot.


Thanks for the info.




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