Corp v. Lit, ok to say you are undecided?

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Corp v. Lit, ok to say you are undecided?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:08 pm

I recently got a callback from a resume collect where i did not indicate a preference. When they ask is it ok to answer undecided? I have good reasons for both but general wisdom is that you should be able to say one or the other and go with that narrative.

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Re: Corp v. Lit, ok to say you are undecided?

Postby bk1 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:10 pm

I would not sound completely wishy-washy and have no choice, but I would say that there are aspects of both you like, indicate a slight preference for one, and then hedge saying that you can't be sure until you've given both a try.

This is assuming that the place you are interviewing with allows you to try both.

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Re: Corp v. Lit, ok to say you are undecided?

Postby thesealocust » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:16 pm

This is incredibly firm dependent and incredibly you dependent.

If the firm you want has large practices in both areas and you are legitimately undecided, it's fine. If either of those are not true, it's somewhere between "not fine" and "much less fine."

Ex: Williams & Connolly and Boies Schiller both technically do corporate work, but it is dwarfed overwhelmingly by their litigation practices. There are also firms with practices in both areas but more narrow practices in any given geographic region.

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