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Offer Response

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:31 am

Do I actually have to respond to offers (thru voicemail) at this point? Like an email to recruiting or to the partner who called to politely say thanks? Not trying to accept, just hold it.

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Re: Offer Response

Postby DrSpaceman » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:46 am

Yes. NALP guidelines allow firms to revoke offers that have not been confirmed within 14 days.

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Re: Offer Response

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:56 am

DrSpaceman wrote:Yes. NALP guidelines allow firms to revoke offers that have not been confirmed within 14 days.

What's the protocol? Email recruiting?

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Re: Offer Response

Postby zot1 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:57 am

Just call and say thanks, I accept.

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Re: Offer Response

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:58 am

zot1 wrote:Just call and say thanks, I accept.

Sorry, I meant to say I'm not trying to accept the offer, just asking if I have to acknowledge it in some way eg email to recruiting

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Re: Offer Response

Postby zot1 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:26 am

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zot1 wrote:Just call and say thanks, I accept.

Sorry, I meant to say I'm not trying to accept the offer, just asking if I have to acknowledge it in some way eg email to recruiting


Oh you did say that. Did they specify a timeline for you already? If so, you don't really have to respond but beware they can revoke.

If no timeline, I would email the recruiter.

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Re: Offer Response

Postby estefanchanning » Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:39 am

Acknowledge the offer, then snail mail them a rejection

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Re: Offer Response

Postby Effingham » Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:55 am

estefanchanning wrote:Acknowledge the offer, then snail mail them a rejection


And make sure to mess up the zip code so it gets lost and shows up six months after they have moved on. Also, I believe it is customary to use the bracketed name [firm] whenever you reference their name in the letter.

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Re: Offer Response

Postby zot1 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:06 pm

Effingham wrote:
estefanchanning wrote:Acknowledge the offer, then snail mail them a rejection


And make sure to mess up the zip code so it gets lost and shows up six months after they have moved on. Also, I believe it is customary to use the bracketed name [firm] whenever you reference their name in the letter.


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Re: Offer Response

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:05 am

I've been emailing the recruiter (maybe with the interviewer CC'd in if we've been in contact) to say that I want to affirm my interest/ keep the offer open. Of course, be gracious about having received the offer.

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Re: Offer Response

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:14 am

Effingham wrote:
estefanchanning wrote:Acknowledge the offer, then snail mail them a rejection


And make sure to mess up the zip code so it gets lost and shows up six months after they have moved on. Also, I believe it is customary to use the bracketed name [firm] whenever you reference their name in the letter.


or just call and tell them you do not want to work there, so spots open for others.

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Re: Offer Response

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:17 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Effingham wrote:
estefanchanning wrote:Acknowledge the offer, then snail mail them a rejection


And make sure to mess up the zip code so it gets lost and shows up six months after they have moved on. Also, I believe it is customary to use the bracketed name [firm] whenever you reference their name in the letter.


or just call and tell them you do not want to work there, so spots open for others.

Except that the OP hasn't made that decision yet.

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Re: Offer Response

Postby estefanchanning » Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:34 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Effingham wrote:
estefanchanning wrote:Acknowledge the offer, then snail mail them a rejection


And make sure to mess up the zip code so it gets lost and shows up six months after they have moved on. Also, I believe it is customary to use the bracketed name [firm] whenever you reference their name in the letter.


or just call and tell them you do not want to work there, so spots open for others.


And you reason for using anon is...?

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Re: Offer Response

Postby Wild Card » Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:39 am

estefanchanning wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Effingham wrote:
estefanchanning wrote:Acknowledge the offer, then snail mail them a rejection


And make sure to mess up the zip code so it gets lost and shows up six months after they have moved on. Also, I believe it is customary to use the bracketed name [firm] whenever you reference their name in the letter.


or just call and tell them you do not want to work there, so spots open for others.


And you reason for using anon is...?


Because they can do so with impunity.

I'd like to know the answer to OP's question.

It's a lot less irritating than those "Help me choose among Wachtell, Cravath, Davis Polk, SullCrom..." threads--which also needlessly employ anon.

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Re: Offer Response

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:07 pm

Not OP, but I have a similar question. I acknowledged the offer when the recruiter called me, but I never responded to the actual offer letter email. Do I need to do that too?



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