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Advice needed - how to respond to hiring partner

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:43 pm

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Re: Advice needed - how to respond to hiring partner

Postby JoeFish » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:08 pm

My intuition is that since he knows you applied to work at his firm this summer, and he directly gave you his regrets (or whatnot) that his SA program is full, I wouldn't think it inappropriate to ask directly about other DC firms that are currently still looking for summers.

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Re: Advice needed - how to respond to hiring partner

Postby lolwat » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:24 pm

He said that the summer program is full, but he'd be happy to talk with me about other firms in the area.


I could be wrong but this statement seems to indicate that he's perfectly receptive - and offering - to talk to you about other firms still looking for SAs.

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Re: Advice needed - how to respond to hiring partner

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:31 pm

lolwat wrote:
He said that the summer program is full, but he'd be happy to talk with me about other firms in the area.


I could be wrong but this statement seems to indicate that he's perfectly receptive - and offering - to talk to you about other firms still looking for SAs.


OP here. That's how I read it too, just wanted to make sure. And since he's already told me his summer class is full, I guess I really have nothing to lose by asking if he knows of any firms still hiring.

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Re: Advice needed - how to respond to hiring partner

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:01 pm

Ask about other firms, but keep in mind that you're being interviewed.

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Re: Advice needed - how to respond to hiring partner

Postby noxhil » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:56 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Ask about other firms, but keep in mind that you're being interviewed.


Maybe for the future, but at this point it just sounds like the partner is looking to help out a student from his alma mater.

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Re: Advice needed - how to respond to hiring partner

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:09 pm

Nevertheless, he's the hiring partner. Many interviews occur without the interviewee's knowledge.

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Re: Advice needed - how to respond to hiring partner

Postby dixon02 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:16 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Nevertheless, he's the hiring partner. Many interviews occur without the interviewee's knowledge.


Absolutely agreed. Conversation goes well, and maybe he shoots an e-mail over to his friend at firm X, says he just talked to you, and you will be in touch. Won't get you hired, but might get your name to the top of the pile. You are always interviewing.




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