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Post CB Follow-up?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:31 pm

Should I send some sort of letter of continued interest to a firm if I haven't heard from them within the timeline they gave? A big firm gave me the 1-2 week timeline but its been about 2.5 weeks now. I know they do rolling offers so perhaps I'm on a "wait list" of some sort.

Is a letter like this to the recruiter appropriate?

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Re: Post CB Follow-up?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:54 pm

bump. i'm in this spot too, only the pessimist in me is waiting for a small snail-mail envelope.

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Re: Post CB Follow-up?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:55 pm

Send an update and reconfirm uyour interest, but don't sound desperate. I got an offer 3+ weeks after CB even though they told me 1 week. You never know.

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Re: Post CB Follow-up?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:00 am

Anonymous User wrote:Send an update and reconfirm uyour interest, but don't sound desperate. I got an offer 3+ weeks after CB even though they told me 1 week. You never know.


How do you make it sound not desperate?

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Re: Post CB Follow-up?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:03 am

Mention another offer, if you have one.

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Re: Post CB Follow-up?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:03 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Send an update and reconfirm uyour interest, but don't sound desperate. I got an offer 3+ weeks after CB even though they told me 1 week. You never know.


How do you make it sound not desperate?



The key is to provide a substantive update. Examples:
--you received another offer (this is ideal)
--you've had other interviews but based on your experience would prefer their firm
--come up with something else

Otherwise, just say you wanted to follow up and let them know you were still very much interested in their firm. It's kindof lame to do this so blandly, but if you must, you must.




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