.

(On Campus Interviews, Summer Associate positions, Firm Reviews, Tips, ...)
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only appropriate when you are revealing sensitive employment related information about a firm, job, etc. You may anonymously respond on topic to these threads. Unacceptable uses include: harassing another user, joking around, testing the feature, or other things that are more appropriate in the lounge.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
User avatar
hoos89
Posts: 1969
Joined: Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:09 pm

.

Postby hoos89 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:20 pm

/
Last edited by hoos89 on Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.

echooo23
Posts: 265
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:29 pm

Re: Interview Follow-Up

Postby echooo23 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:37 pm

You could indicate that you currently have an offer and need to respond by a certain time (assuming this is true, that is), but that they are your first choice and you would appreciate a timeframe for decisions.

User avatar
holdencaulfield
Posts: 478
Joined: Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:12 pm

Re: Interview Follow-Up

Postby holdencaulfield » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:11 pm

echooo23 wrote:You could indicate that you currently have an offer and need to respond by a certain time (assuming this is true, that is), but that they are your first choice and you would appreciate a timeframe for decisions.



I wouldn't do this...unless you are truly about to accept another position within the next week or so.

I'd either sit tight or take the first approach you mentioned; but I wouldn't ask for a timeframe.

User avatar
06102016
Posts: 13466
Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:29 pm

Re: Interview Follow-Up

Postby 06102016 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:20 pm

..

User avatar
JenDarby
Posts: 13312
Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:02 am

Re: Interview Follow-Up

Postby JenDarby » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:24 pm

slack_academic wrote:
johnjohnthefifth wrote:
echooo23 wrote:You could indicate that you currently have an offer and need to respond by a certain time (assuming this is true, that is), but that they are your first choice and you would appreciate a timeframe for decisions.
Kittens

DON'T CLICK THIS DON'T CLICK THIS DON'T CLICK THIS

I definitely would not have clicked, but for this post.

User avatar
06102016
Posts: 13466
Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:29 pm

Re: Interview Follow-Up

Postby 06102016 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:26 pm

..

Hutz_and_Goodman
Posts: 1413
Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:42 am

Re: Interview Follow-Up

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:28 pm

What I would do is express continued interest, mention why you like their firm (something specific), and ask if it would be helpful to provide further information (like a writing sample) assuming you haven't given everything already.

echooo23
Posts: 265
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:29 pm

Re: Interview Follow-Up

Postby echooo23 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:45 pm

holdencaulfield wrote:
echooo23 wrote:You could indicate that you currently have an offer and need to respond by a certain time (assuming this is true, that is), but that they are your first choice and you would appreciate a timeframe for decisions.



I wouldn't do this...unless you are truly about to accept another position within the next week or so.

I'd either sit tight or take the first approach you mentioned; but I wouldn't ask for a timeframe.


YMMV, of course, but this was advice given to me by my OCS. And when I did, the interviewer expressed appreciation for my honesty and hearing that they were my top choice. My OCS's reasoning is that most interviewers were once in our shoes. They know exactly how it feels like to job hunt, have offers, juggle offer deadlines with pending applications, etc. But, mostly, they're just too busy thinking about their own shit. If you are just up front with them, they will be understanding of your situation. Of course, as I said before, this is assuming that you do have offers that are pending. Don't do this if you're bluffing. Anyway, seemed to work for me.




Return to “Legal Employment”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.