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Canceling CB Question

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:22 am

How soon before a callback can I cancel? If I get an offer a couple hours before a scheduled callback can I cancel it? Wouldn't effect travel or anything.

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Re: Canceling CB Question

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:40 am

My T14 career services told me I should "ideally" cancel a week in advance, and "at the minimum" 24 hours.

Not sure if I buy this.

Also, if you accept an offer, you can and should cancel at any time.

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Re: Canceling CB Question

Postby TooOld4This » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:57 am

Why cancel? Is there something about the firm that is an absolute deal breaker? While I agree that you shouldn't waste a firm's time, I would not be too quick to close down your options prematurely. It is very hard to judge firms on paper (it's not easy to judge them after callbacks either, but you do get more data).

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Re: Canceling CB Question

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:16 am

The offer is in a market that I vastly prefer. There's no question I would take it over the Cb firm.

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Re: Canceling CB Question

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:27 am

Just cancel. Who gives a crap? If an interviewee cancelled 5 minutes before an interview, I'd say "oh, whatever," throw the resume in the trash, and get back to billing.

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Re: Canceling CB Question

Postby 5ky » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:57 am

If your career services has requested you give at least 24 hour notice, and it's no skin off your back to go do the CB, I would personally do your CSO a solid and just go on it. That's just me, though. The experience of doing callbacks when you know you wouldn't accept the offer anyway is pretty bizarre, it has a completely different feel.

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Re: Canceling CB Question

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:02 pm

You should cancel. Someone else truly interested in the firm may be given a callback in your place.

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Re: Canceling CB Question

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:You should cancel. Someone else truly interested in the firm may be given a callback in your place.


Not if it's a few hours before the CB.

Anyway, yes, cancel--if you have no intention of taking the CB, tell them and they'll understand. They don't want to waste attorney's time talking with someone who's not going to work there. But if it's a morning CB, you could do worse than a free lunch.

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Re: Canceling CB Question

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:45 pm

Cancel it. Waste of everybody's time. They'll thank you for it.

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Re: Canceling CB Question

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:14 pm

TooOld4This wrote:Why cancel? Is there something about the firm that is an absolute deal breaker? While I agree that you shouldn't waste a firm's time, I would not be too quick to close down your options prematurely. It is very hard to judge firms on paper (it's not easy to judge them after callbacks either, but you do get more data).


Are you serious? If you receive an offer from a firm that you prefer to any remaining on your schedule, you should 100% cancel those. It may not play out this way, but there is a chance that it opens a spot up for someone else at your school.

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Re: Canceling CB Question

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:41 pm

whats the best etiquette on canceling? Phone call or email?

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Re: Canceling CB Question

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:whats the best etiquette on canceling? Phone call or email?


Man up and call.

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Re: Canceling CB Question

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:whats the best etiquette on canceling? Phone call or email?

generally email, but if it's so close that you don't think they'd check in time, you may want to call recruiting

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Re: Canceling CB Question

Postby TooOld4This » Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
TooOld4This wrote:Why cancel? Is there something about the firm that is an absolute deal breaker? While I agree that you shouldn't waste a firm's time, I would not be too quick to close down your options prematurely. It is very hard to judge firms on paper (it's not easy to judge them after callbacks either, but you do get more data).


Are you serious? If you receive an offer from a firm that you prefer to any remaining on your schedule, you should 100% cancel those. It may not play out this way, but there is a chance that it opens a spot up for someone else at your school.


And how would you know that you wouldn't prefer it? Because it isn't as highly ranked on Vault? :roll:

OP had an excellent reason for canceling -- wrong market. Similar ones would be low pay, wrong practice group focus (and even this one I'd hesitate on. Most barely-2Ls don't have a real idea of what different practices are like.). But callbacks are ways to get information to make a decision.

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Re: Canceling CB Question

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:34 pm

Canceled one tonight for tomorrow via email. Should I call I cancelled because I told my far and away number 1 firm if offered I would accept and was offered just tonight.

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Re: Canceling CB Question

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:50 pm

TooOld4This wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
TooOld4This wrote:Why cancel? Is there something about the firm that is an absolute deal breaker? While I agree that you shouldn't waste a firm's time, I would not be too quick to close down your options prematurely. It is very hard to judge firms on paper (it's not easy to judge them after callbacks either, but you do get more data).


Are you serious? If you receive an offer from a firm that you prefer to any remaining on your schedule, you should 100% cancel those. It may not play out this way, but there is a chance that it opens a spot up for someone else at your school.


And how would you know that you wouldn't prefer it? Because it isn't as highly ranked on Vault? :roll:

OP had an excellent reason for canceling -- wrong market. Similar ones would be low pay, wrong practice group focus (and even this one I'd hesitate on. Most barely-2Ls don't have a real idea of what different practices are like.). But callbacks are ways to get information to make a decision.


It's entirely possible to KNOW that you prefer one place to an other, and you gave some good reasons. So yeah, thanks for the bizarre Vault strawman, and I stand by what I said

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Re: Canceling CB Question

Postby TooOld4This » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
TooOld4This wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
TooOld4This wrote:Why cancel? Is there something about the firm that is an absolute deal breaker? While I agree that you shouldn't waste a firm's time, I would not be too quick to close down your options prematurely. It is very hard to judge firms on paper (it's not easy to judge them after callbacks either, but you do get more data).


Are you serious? If you receive an offer from a firm that you prefer to any remaining on your schedule, you should 100% cancel those. It may not play out this way, but there is a chance that it opens a spot up for someone else at your school.


And how would you know that you wouldn't prefer it? Because it isn't as highly ranked on Vault? :roll:

OP had an excellent reason for canceling -- wrong market. Similar ones would be low pay, wrong practice group focus (and even this one I'd hesitate on. Most barely-2Ls don't have a real idea of what different practices are like.). But callbacks are ways to get information to make a decision.


It's entirely possible to KNOW that you prefer one place to an other, and you gave some good reasons. So yeah, thanks for the bizarre Vault strawman, and I stand by what I said


Likewise, I stand by my original post that you irrationally jumped all over.




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