Importance of callback date?

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Importance of callback date?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:13 pm

I got calls from K&L Gates and Katten Muchin on wednesday. I returned the calls yesterday after lunch, and I was psyched to have callbacks scheduled about 10 days from now. Meanwhile I talked to people in my class, and one person is going to KL on monday and another to Katten on tuesday. How much of a disadvantage is it to have a later callback?

I'm kicking myself for not calling back at 8am the next day or leaving an overnight voicemail.

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Re: Importance of callback date?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:17 pm

Not sure what school you're at, but I did CBs with K&L last Thursday and Katten yesterday and at both places I had classmates scheduled for up to a week later that I knew of - mostly because our CBs from different screener interviewers came at different times. Can't imagine it being too much of a disadvantage especially because both of them have VERY small classes and probably take awhile to review their candidates because it's such a small group.

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Re: Importance of callback date?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:25 pm

Ok, thanks. I posted this anonymously because neither is a huge office so I assume the summer class will not be large.

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Re: Importance of callback date?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:31 pm

What offices? I'm interviewing with K&L in Boston and wasn't offered anything before September. (I scheduled a while ago.)

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Re: Importance of callback date?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:41 pm

to say the offices would out me, but its not boston area. I saw the phone call and let it go to voicemail--I assume they called several people in a row, reached some of them, and scheduled accordingly. By the time i called back I'm behind in line and i just hope that I didn't screw myself.

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Re: Importance of callback date?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:02 pm

Ask the recruiter if you can be put on a waitlist if anything earlier opens up, since people may cancel as they hear back. I was able to get a CB (though not from either of these firms) moved from mid-september up to next week.

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Re: Importance of callback date?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:to say the offices would out me, but its not boston area. I saw the phone call and let it go to voicemail--I assume they called several people in a row, reached some of them, and scheduled accordingly. By the time i called back I'm behind in line and i just hope that I didn't screw myself.


Understood - thanks for the reply. I did the same thing. I mean, obviously earlier is better, but I think a lot of people let it go to vm and call back later.

Anonymous User wrote:Ask the recruiter if you can be put on a waitlist if anything earlier opens up, since people may cancel as they hear back. I was able to get a CB (though not from either of these firms) moved from mid-september up to next week.


Thanks for the tip - I was wondering if this was something worth asking about (generally) or something that would make me sound crazy.

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Re: Importance of callback date?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:25 pm

The suggestion of writing to offer to come in early is a good one.

Does anyone have rough numbers on the callback/offer ratio at either firm?




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