callback cancellation etiquette

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callback cancellation etiquette

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:00 pm

Should I wait until tomorrow to call or is it fine to send an email? I want to let the firm know ASAP. The interview isn’t until later this week, but travel arrangements have already been made. CDO wants us to call.

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Re: callback cancellation etiquette

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:17 pm

I always sent an email (mainly because I'm awkward and wanted to avoid confrontation). Something simple like "thank you for this opportunity, but I am currently considering other offers."

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Re: callback cancellation etiquette

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:19 pm

email is easier for everyone. No one will be offended; no one cares. There are plenty of other candidates and it happens with some regularity that CBs are cancelled.

TL;DR - email.

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Re: callback cancellation etiquette

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:44 pm

How about for declining offers? The hiring partner called to give the offer. I was thinking giving a call to the recruiting coordinator might be best. Don't want to waste hiring partner's time and email doesn't seem very professional.

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Re: callback cancellation etiquette

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How about for declining offers? The hiring partner called to give the offer. I was thinking giving a call to the recruiting coordinator might be best. Don't want to waste hiring partner's time and email doesn't seem very professional.


Also do this via e-mail, so that there is a written record that you declined the offer.

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Re: callback cancellation etiquette

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How about for declining offers? The hiring partner called to give the offer. I was thinking giving a call to the recruiting coordinator might be best. Don't want to waste hiring partner's time and email doesn't seem very professional.


Also do this via e-mail, so that there is a written record that you declined the offer.


yep. and look, they're not gonna take it personally. there are maybe a handful of hyper-elite firms that have offer->acceptance yields of >50%. the recruiters at DPW or wherever are gonna spend the next month taking rejections. just be polite, email the recruiter and not the hiring partner, and no one will care/remember



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