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Offer Etiquette

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:19 pm

So I've received a SA offer via a voicemail from a very respectable firm I certainly would be okay with, but I am waiting to hear back from a few other firms. I plan on calling back firm granting the offer and essentially saying, "I got your voicemail but I want to wait until I hear back from these other guys." Any advice on making that phone call less awkward/miserable?

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Re: Offer Etiquette

Postby onionz » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So I've received a SA offer via a voicemail from a very respectable firm I certainly would be okay with, but I am waiting to hear back from a few other firms. I plan on calling back firm granting the offer and essentially saying, "I got your voicemail but I want to wait until I hear back from these other guys." Any advice on making that phone call less awkward/miserable?


"I'm waiting on all my options before I make a decision." This is pretty common so they should understand. Unless they're particularly small, this isn't a problem. You have to learn to talk to them honestly if you expect to work there successfully and as a lawyer generally..

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Re: Offer Etiquette

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:49 pm

Thank you so much! When do you guys need a response by? <I need time to talk to my family, etc> Or not. They know the drill.




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