Anonymous User wrote:bdubs wrote:Anonymous User wrote:I was invited for a callback interview at a midsize firm and e-mailed them over the weekend to schedule the interview. Unfortunately, I didn't get a response till Monday when they clarified that they do not interview on the weekends and asked me what weekdays I would be available. I responded 5 minutes later with three days that were available. I haven't gotten a response all day. Should I call to schedule? or is that too pushy? Maybe they are checking with the schedules of the interviewing attorneys? It is supposed to last 4 hours - so I'm probably going to meet with many.
Why didn't you call? Scheduling interviews over the phone is 100x easier than over e-mail.
I got the e-mail on Friday, but I was at my internship until 5 and wasn't sure of my schedule. Called on Saturday, but the recruiting manager was not available over the weekend. I didn't want to leave three days without hearing from me. :/
You'll be fine. These people are busy, and scheduling your interview is not at the top of their priority list. If you don't hear by 4pm Wednesday (for the firm's timezone), call at that time. Any sooner would seem pushy, I feel.
Recruiting coordinators do work on evenings and weekends sometimes, but scheduling interviews is not be something they would do outside of normal business hours.
I totally get why you felt an urgency to contact them over the weekend because this is a stressful and exciting process. However, for future reference for anyone looking at this: count in business days, not in actual days. If phone is the best/easiest way to get something done, call during regular business hours. A Monday response to a Friday inquiry is totally appropriate when scheduling an interview. The recruiting coordinator is not spending her weekend wondering if you got her message. She's either enjoying her weekend or doing another part of her job.