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Maybe an offer?? Help!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:09 pm

I was in class yesterday when I got a phone call from a partner at a firm I did a callback interview with last week. Didn't see the call until I got out after 7pm. Message said for me to call him back, he left his office phone and his cell phone. I called at work, no answer, so I left a message. Tried to call again today, got his secretary and left a message with her. It's now over 24 hours since he called me and I've heard nothing. Do I just wait it out or should I try to contact again? Alternatively, I do know a person at the firm. I've thought about emailing him and seeing if he could help me out too. What should I do?

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Re: Maybe an offer?? Help!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:11 pm

Call his cell phone.

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Postby itbdvorm » Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I was in class yesterday when I got a phone call from a partner at a firm I did a callback interview with last week. Didn't see the call until I got out after 7pm. Message said for me to call him back, he left his office phone and his cell phone. I called at work, no answer, so I left a message. Tried to call again today, got his secretary and left a message with her. It's now over 24 hours since he called me and I've heard nothing. Do I just wait it out or should I try to contact again? Alternatively, I do know a person at the firm. I've thought about emailing him and seeing if he could help me out too. What should I do?


Email politely

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Re: Maybe an offer?? Help!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Call his cell phone.


I very well might be overthinking this, but I feel like calling his cellphone could be a little overkill. I've called twice, left one voicemail and one message with his secretary. It feels like calling his cellphone now goes into "annoying" territory.

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Re: Maybe an offer?? Help!

Postby SFSpartan » Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:21 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Call his cell phone.


I very well might be overthinking this, but I feel like calling his cellphone could be a little overkill. I've called twice, left one voicemail and one message with his secretary. It feels like calling his cellphone now goes into "annoying" territory.


You are not overthinking this. Calling his cell phone is overkill. Just politely ping him via email if you don't hear something by COB.

Edit: I really hope you get an offer! Good luck!

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Re: Maybe an offer?? Help!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:31 pm

If he left his cell phone number for you, that means he's comfortable being contacted on it.

call his cell, and if you don't get anything send a polite email mentioning that you had called.

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Re: Maybe an offer?? Help!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:31 pm

If he left his cell phone number for you, that means he's comfortable being contacted on it.

call his cell, and if you don't get anything send a polite email mentioning that you had called.

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Re: Maybe an offer?? Help!

Postby FSK » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If he left his cell phone number for you, that means he's comfortable being contacted on it.

call his cell, and if you don't get anything send a polite email mentioning that you had called.


This, why does everyone on here (including me) have such bergers.
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Re: Maybe an offer?? Help!

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:27 am

I actually think you should call his cell. Some firms/individuals give offers in voicemail, some don't. We know he's in the latter category. So if you e-mail him, he probably won't want to give the offer over e-mail either, meaning he can only use the e-mail to schedule yet another call. I'd call his cell (again, if he left it for you (which I missed the first time I read the OP), it is okay to call it), and if you don't get through, leave a message and wait.

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Re: Maybe an offer?? Help!

Postby Genius » Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:13 am

Call his work line again the next day in the afternoon. Then call his cell. No voicemails since you already left them.

If no response again, email. This is not overkill. Good luck.

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Re: Maybe an offer?? Help!

Postby elendinel » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:26 pm

If calling his cell feels super awkward for you, consider sending a polite email saying something like "Hello [name], I received your voicemail, but it seems we have not been able to get in touch with each other since. I will try to call your cell at [time], but if that does not work for you, I should also be available at [time] for a phone call."

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Re: Maybe an offer?? Help!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:34 pm

So, Anon - did you suck it up and call??

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Re: Maybe an offer?? Help!

Postby Toni V » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:01 pm

Dial *67 then his cell. If no one answers, just hang up and try again in an hour or so.

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Re: Maybe an offer?? Help!

Postby run26.2 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:08 pm

Lawyers are generally busy and partners don't always prioritize everything that people who depend on them for employment want. It's likely an offer. There's no race against someone else to talk to him first. Either way, the outcome isn't going to change based on when you talk to him. If you have called and emailed, just be patient and he will get back to you.

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Re: Maybe an offer?? Help!

Postby MurdockLLP » Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So, Anon - did you suck it up and call??


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Re: Maybe an offer?? Help!

Postby cjw564 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:45 am

Something like this happened at my firm. The partner couldn't reach a potential offeree, left a message for him to call back. By the time he was finally able to reach the partner a couple days later, the firm had a higher yield than usual and decided to reject the candidate instead. With a smaller office, op might be in trouble and you should get back in touch as soon as possible.



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