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Questions for post-offer visits

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:50 pm

What are some questions you think are important to ask when visiting a firm post-offer/pre-acceptance? How should you phrase sensitive questions such as firm health, past layoffs, etc.? Any advise would be appreciated!

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Re: Questions for post-offer visits

Postby Renzo » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:11 pm

No need to be sensitive. After you have your offer is when you want to ask the blunt questions you feel are important. Of course, don't be boorish, but no need to pussyfoot around questions like firm health, potential for growth, past missteps, etc.

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Re: Questions for post-offer visits

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:17 pm

I liked asking how/if vacation time is respected.

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Re: Questions for post-offer visits

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:22 pm

Renzo wrote:No need to be sensitive. After you have your offer is when you want to ask the blunt questions you feel are important. Of course, don't be boorish, but no need to pussyfoot around questions like firm health, potential for growth, past missteps, etc.


Isn't it a good idea to be sensitive, given that you still are going on a 3-month interview in the summer and also this industry is notorious for pushing people out? Many of the advice on post-offer visits I've seen takes too inflated of a view of law students.

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Re: Questions for post-offer visits

Postby Renzo » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:14 pm

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Renzo wrote:No need to be sensitive. After you have your offer is when you want to ask the blunt questions you feel are important. Of course, don't be boorish, but no need to pussyfoot around questions like firm health, potential for growth, past missteps, etc.


Isn't it a good idea to be sensitive, given that you still are going on a 3-month interview in the summer and also this industry is notorious for pushing people out? Many of the advice on post-offer visits I've seen takes too inflated of a view of law students.


If by "sensitive" you mean not rude or crass, then yes. You should be "sensitive" for the rest of your life. If by "sensitive" you mean afraid to ask about the firm's business outlook and prospects, then no. No one is going to be offended that you are interested in where the firm is headed and what it's doing.

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Re: Questions for post-offer visits

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Renzo wrote:No need to be sensitive. After you have your offer is when you want to ask the blunt questions you feel are important. Of course, don't be boorish, but no need to pussyfoot around questions like firm health, potential for growth, past missteps, etc.


Isn't it a good idea to be sensitive, given that you still are going on a 3-month interview in the summer and also this industry is notorious for pushing people out? Many of the advice on post-offer visits I've seen takes too inflated of a view of law students.


it's always a good idea to not be socially awkward, crass, or rude. Always. as an applicant, as someone with an offer, as a young associate, as a partner. I feel like that should go without saying. But politely asking difficult questions isn't a negative, if the answers are rightly important to you.

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Re: Questions for post-offer visits

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:56 am

OP here, thanks for the advice!




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