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Long delay after callback?

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:09 pm
by Anonymous User
Is it a good/bad sign if you have not heard from a firm after a callback for a significant period of time (1~2 weeks), but the firm has already dinged some people (email) who have had callbacks after you had yours?

Re: Long delay after callback?

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:12 pm
by goldeneye
Stop reading tea leaves. Keep mass mailing. Who knows what they are thinking and thinking about it will not change a thing.

Re: Long delay after callback?

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:16 pm
by Anonymous User
goldeneye wrote:Stop reading tea leaves. Keep mass mailing. Who knows what they are thinking and thinking about it will not change a thing.

I have a couple offers, but it's just that this is for my top choice firm and the wait is killing me.

Re: Long delay after callback?

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:20 pm
by IAFG
It's certainly not a good sign.

Re: Long delay after callback?

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:31 pm
by law321
IAFG wrote:It's certainly not a good sign.


Not necessarily. If the firm has only dinged people (not sure how the original poster would know this for sure), they could just be cutting loose the clear "no" candidates, and waiting to make offers from the "in the running" pile until all callbacks are done. It can take a while to finish up all callbacks.

Re: Long delay after callback?

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:39 pm
by IAFG
law321 wrote:
IAFG wrote:It's certainly not a good sign.


Not necessarily. If the firm has only dinged people (not sure how the original poster would know this for sure), they could just be cutting loose the clear "no" candidates, and waiting to make offers from the "in the running" pile until all callbacks are done. It can take a while to finish up all callbacks.

It's either a neutral sign (just no offers made yet) or a bad sign (OP is not a first string candidate).

Re: Long delay after callback?

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:43 pm
by Anonymous User
IAFG wrote:
law321 wrote:
IAFG wrote:It's certainly not a good sign.


Not necessarily. If the firm has only dinged people (not sure how the original poster would know this for sure), they could just be cutting loose the clear "no" candidates, and waiting to make offers from the "in the running" pile until all callbacks are done. It can take a while to finish up all callbacks.

It's either a neutral sign (just no offers made yet) or a bad sign (OP is not a first string candidate).


Thanks for your input. I do not know if the firm has made any offers in between (they probably did). I just know of dings from reports on TLS. Anyways, I know it's completely out of my hands and I should just relax and wait it out but it's just getting increasingly difficult.

Re: Long delay after callback?

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:54 pm
by IAFG
I'm sorry. I know it's painful to be put on hold. Since you have other offers I think it wouldn't be inappropriate to ask the recruiter about the firm's timeline.

Re: Long delay after callback?

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:00 pm
by Anonymous User
Some firms wait for all CBs and didn't start them until after Labor Day.