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Can someone tell me what this email means

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:53 pm

I interviewed with this firm at OCI and just received an email that included this sentence:

We are currently in the process of reviewing your application and you should expect to hear from a recruiting contact in the coming weeks. Thank you for applying and we look forward to speaking with you further.

Can anyone tell me what this means? Is it like a waitlist? Should I email them back reaffirming my interest?

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Re: Can someone tell me what this email means

Postby FSK » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:58 pm

Probably a ding. Move on
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Re: Can someone tell me what this email means

Postby okaygo » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:59 pm

Probably means exactly what they said - they'll reach out if they like what they see. If I were you I wouldn't respond and just continue what I was doing (mass mail, prep for other CBs etc).

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Re: Can someone tell me what this email means

Postby acr » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:59 pm

Stop reading tea leaves, keep mass mailing.

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Re: Can someone tell me what this email means

Postby Roy McAvoy » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:13 pm

When did you interview?

This morning? Sit tight. Last Tuesday? Probably a ding. Either way there's nothing you can do. Focus on the interviews you have coming up and keep mass mailing.

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Re: Can someone tell me what this email means

Postby byrdscales » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:17 pm

Means you're a maybe. They're interviewing other people and depending on how many offers they make, and how many answers they get, they'll either invite you around for a cb or ding you.

At least that's what it would mean at my firm.

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Re: Can someone tell me what this email means

Postby sharkliz » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:19 pm

Perkins Coie?
Anonymous User wrote:I interviewed with this firm at OCI and just received an email that included this sentence:

We are currently in the process of reviewing your application and you should expect to hear from a recruiting contact in the coming weeks. Thank you for applying and we look forward to speaking with you further.

Can anyone tell me what this means? Is it like a waitlist? Should I email them back reaffirming my interest?

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Re: Can someone tell me what this email means

Postby rpupkin » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I interviewed with this firm at OCI and just received an email that included this sentence:

We are currently in the process of reviewing your application and you should expect to hear from a recruiting contact in the coming weeks. Thank you for applying and we look forward to speaking with you further.

Can anyone tell me what this means? Is it like a waitlist? Should I email them back reaffirming my interest?

Yeah, it's probably like a waitlist. As with law school admissions, getting put on a "waitlist" at a firm usually means that things aren't going to work out for you. But a brief reply expressing interest wouldn't hurt.

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Re: Can someone tell me what this email means

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:39 am

I received the same exact email from Perkins Coie, I'm assuming that it means their hiring committee hasn't met yet so they can't give you a response.

In the past people complained about their recruitment department not being responsive so this is probably just their way of trying to be more courteous.

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Re: Can someone tell me what this email means

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:52 am

I also got that email the same day OP did and haven't heard anything else from them. I got a similar email (different firm) a few days after a callback that said something like "we're still reviewing your application, let us know if you have any impending offer deadlines." Is this also a likely ding/waitlist?

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Re: Can someone tell me what this email means

Postby tomwatts » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:09 am

Anything that is not an explicit offer is not an offer. Anything that is not an explicit rejection is not a rejection. For any other kind of communication, send a very short email thanking them for their communication and confirming interest, and continue applying elsewhere until you have an offer that you're satisfied with.

I can't think of any exceptions to this rule.

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Re: Can someone tell me what this email means

Postby cron1834 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:56 am

... but what were the initials of your interviewer?

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Re: Can someone tell me what this email means

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I also got that email the same day OP did and haven't heard anything else from them. I got a similar email (different firm) a few days after a callback that said something like "we're still reviewing your application, let us know if you have any impending offer deadlines." Is this also a likely ding/waitlist?


the second, post-CB email (not the one OP is talking about) is 100% a waitlist. This is how I got my offer at the firm I work at right now. I suggest keeping in contact with the firm and telling them about deadlines (unless you've already gotten an offer from someplace you'd rather go)

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Re: Can someone tell me what this email means

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:11 pm

Op here.

In case anyone was wondering/for future reference, I ended up getting a callback from this firm later that night.

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Re: Can someone tell me what this email means

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Op here.

In case anyone was wondering/for future reference, I ended up getting a callback from this firm later that night.


congrats OP! crush that CB. let em know how well you can law.



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