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Hold Lists

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:20 pm

Anybody else on hold lists? What's the possibility of getting an offer despite being on one? Was told I'm at the top of that list, but acceptance rate higher than usual at this highly ranked firm. It feels like I'm preferred waitlisted.

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Re: Hold Lists

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:36 pm

I am on a hold list too. Guess you just have to wait for people (hope for people) to turn down offers. It also means that you just wait and wait even more. It could be 2 days or 2 months (seriously). Just remember- it's never over til the rejection comes. what market/firm are you on the hold list for? I am on a list for a Midwest firm.

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Re: Hold Lists

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:43 pm

On hold for 2 firms in CA.
Recruiter told me I'm in top too.

Seems like I've been waiting forever ...

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Re: Hold Lists

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:57 pm

Is there anything I should do while on hold...?

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Re: Hold Lists

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:11 pm

Did the firms come out and say "you're on hold" or did they use some other language?

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Re: Hold Lists

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I am on a hold list too. Guess you just have to wait for people (hope for people) to turn down offers. It also means that you just wait and wait even more. It could be 2 days or 2 months (seriously). Just remember- it's never over til the rejection comes. what market/firm are you on the hold list for? I am on a list for a Midwest firm.


OP here. On hold for a DC office. I have a solid offer elsewhere that I may ask for an extension on, but I don't want to drag it out too long.

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Re: Hold Lists

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Did the firms come out and say "you're on hold" or did they use some other language?


OP here. I was told flat out that I was at the very top of the hold list. My CB was late in the process.

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Re: Hold Lists

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:24 pm

Silence from 7 CBs (DC), confirmed on hold list at several...no offers. Bah, this sucks. I really wish people would decline the ones they aren't taking already. Decline all but top 2...decide...and move on.

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Re: Hold Lists

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:33 pm

anyone else on hold at white and case NYC?

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Re: Hold Lists

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:57 pm

is updating a hold that they're your top choice and would accept an offer at all useful?

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Re: Hold Lists

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:40 pm

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Re: Hold Lists

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:58 pm

I plan on checking in with my 'hold-list' firm every two weeks or so; just expressing continuing strong interest. I wouldn't ask 'where' you are on the hold list, becuase that can change day by day (eg- someone else could interview and be number one). I think firms appreciate the interest, without sounding desparate or distraught.

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Re: Hold Lists

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Did the firms come out and say "you're on hold" or did they use some other language?


Mine is like this:

"xxxxxxx has not yet made final deciisons on all of the good candidates who have come trough our offices. Accordingly, we are not yet in a position to act one way or another on your application to work for us..................... You still very much in the running for a summer assosiate position............................"




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