Cancelling Callback - More than 1 week away.

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Cancelling Callback - More than 1 week away.

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:52 pm

Completely unacceptable?

It was the first callback I got, so I took it because it was a good firm and I didn't know what my process would be like.

Now I have multiple CBs in my target market, and 1 in another market I would like to live in.

The firm is simply in an area I don't want to end up in after law school, and isn't known for having a great work/life balance.

EDIT: Any tips on how to word the email would be appreciated.

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Re: Cancelling Callback - More than 1 week away.

Postby seyhey0 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:57 pm

Its totally acceptable, and even warranted, if you wouldn't work there anyway. Call, don't email. E-mailing for cancelling a callback is tacky and shows disrespect.

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Re: Cancelling Callback - More than 1 week away.

Postby ggocat » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:11 pm

Definitely call instead of e-mail. You might also consider sending a follow-up letter.

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Re: Cancelling Callback - More than 1 week away.

Postby rayiner » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:11 pm

ITE. Wouldn't be canceling callbacks until I had an offer why waste the free facetime?

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Re: Cancelling Callback - More than 1 week away.

Postby themillsman22 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:18 am

rayiner wrote:ITE. Wouldn't be canceling callbacks until I had an offer why waste the free facetime?


Agreed. ITE, unless you have a LOT of CB's scheduled, it's hard to turn down any until you have an offer in hand...

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Re: Cancelling Callback - More than 1 week away.

Postby M51 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:40 am

Recruting departments responded to e-mails within a couple of hours. I don't see why calling is better than e-mailing for what is essentially a rejection letter. After all, the firms don't call you for rejections.

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Re: Cancelling Callback - More than 1 week away.

Postby NewHere » Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:43 am

Canceling is fine, but are you sure you want to do it so long as you don't have an offer in hand?

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Re: Cancelling Callback - More than 1 week away.

Postby ggocat » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:14 am

M51 wrote:Recruting departments responded to e-mails within a couple of hours. I don't see why calling is better than e-mailing for what is essentially a rejection letter. After all, the firms don't call you for rejections.

Individuals are probably only canceling a few interviews. Firms have to reject dozens of people.

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Re: Cancelling Callback - More than 1 week away.

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:20 am

OP here - I did it, and don't regret it. Even if all my other CBs are fruitless.




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