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Is it okay to ask a partner that you've talked to for timeline

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:24 pm

Had a screener with a firm recently. Is it okay to email a partner that I've talked to and ask when they'll be getting around to making callbacks? Or is that more apt to go poorly or otherwise do nothing at all?

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Re: Is it okay to ask a partner that you've talked to for timeline

Postby jingosaur » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:27 pm

If you have an offer that you need to make a decision on soon, it's fine to ask. If you're just impatient, it's probably not worth reaching out.

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Re: Is it okay to ask a partner that you've talked to for timeline

Postby rpupkin » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Had a screener with a firm recently. Is it okay to email a partner that I've talked to and ask when they'll be getting around to making callbacks? Or is that more apt to go poorly or otherwise do nothing at all?

Ask if you want. It's harmless. There's a decent chance that the partner doesn't respond, particularly if the firm has already decided that they're not interested.

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Re: Is it okay to ask a partner that you've talked to for timeline

Postby Stalemated » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:47 pm

rpupkin wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Had a screener with a firm recently. Is it okay to email a partner that I've talked to and ask when they'll be getting around to making callbacks? Or is that more apt to go poorly or otherwise do nothing at all?

Ask if you want. It's harmless. There's a decent chance that the partner doesn't respond, particularly if the firm has already decided that they're not interested.


Yep. And on the other hand, I know of at least one person who turned this kind of email into an offer.

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Re: Is it okay to ask a partner that you've talked to for timeline

Postby rpupkin » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:09 pm

Stalemated wrote:
rpupkin wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Had a screener with a firm recently. Is it okay to email a partner that I've talked to and ask when they'll be getting around to making callbacks? Or is that more apt to go poorly or otherwise do nothing at all?

Ask if you want. It's harmless. There's a decent chance that the partner doesn't respond, particularly if the firm has already decided that they're not interested.


Yep. And on the other hand, I know of at least one person who turned this kind of email into an offer.

What do you mean "turned into an offer?" How do you know that this person wasn't going to get a callback regardless?

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Re: Is it okay to ask a partner that you've talked to for timeline

Postby Stalemated » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:38 pm

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