First Offer - Where were you went it came?

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Sheffield
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First Offer - Where were you went it came?

Postby Sheffield » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:32 pm

After endless rejection letters and way too many “you got mail ― sorry” dings, I had just taken my first bite of a late afternoon meal at a local restaurant when my phone lit up. 20 minutes later I returned to my table, steak was ice cold but I didn’t care. We then went to the bar and the rest of the night was celebratory. I doubt if I will ever forget that moment.

Where were you (and who were you with) when your first offer came?

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Re: First Offer - Where were you went it came?

Postby LSATNightmares » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:46 pm

This past Monday, 9 AM, doing homework! And it will be the firm that I will accept. But I knew it was coming because I got an unusually positive response from my interviewer.

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Re: First Offer - Where were you went it came?

Postby LazinessPerSe » Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:08 am

LSATNightmares wrote:This past Monday, 9 AM, doing homework! And it will be the firm that I will accept. But I knew it was coming because I got an unusually positive response from my interviewer.


Who the fuck does homework at 9am? O.o

I got my offer walking out of the callback.

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Re: First Offer - Where were you went it came?

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:13 am

It never came.

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Re: First Offer - Where were you went it came?

Postby Sheffield » Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:41 pm

LazinessPerSe wrote:I got my offer walking out of the callback.

As in they called you as you were getting on the elevator or before you made it out the door?

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Re: First Offer - Where were you went it came?

Postby bk1 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:52 pm

LazinessPerSe wrote:Who the fuck does homework at 9am? O.o


When it's due at 10am.

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Re: First Offer - Where were you went it came?

Postby equalityLaw10 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:59 pm

Driving home from the airport at midnight after a different callback. Read the email and almost swerved off the road.

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Postby ShitLawOrBust » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:23 pm

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Re: First Offer - Where were you went it came?

Postby Peg » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:11 pm

Phone call while I was out with a friend. Awesome day.

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Re: First Offer - Where were you went it came?

Postby LazinessPerSe » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:44 pm

Sheffield wrote:
LazinessPerSe wrote:I got my offer walking out of the callback.

As in they called you as you were getting on the elevator or before you made it out the door?


Handshake and pat on the back + offer as I was leaving the interview. We talked about football and UNC/VT for most of the interview.

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Re: First Offer - Where were you went it came?

Postby Sheffield » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:14 pm

A friend said she was twenty minutes into a two-hour car ride back from a CB that she thought was a bust when she received her offer. She zealously accepted the very next day. For whatever reason no one I spoke with accepted on the spot when the offer was made over the phone.

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Postby alicrimson » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:05 pm

I'm pretty sure I was in editing hell and saw I had a missed call. I called back, first offer.

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Re: First Offer - Where were you went it came?

Postby Stanford4Me » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:13 pm

Sitting in the hiring partner's office at the end of my callback.

ETA: And now I'm jobless, my how the world has changed.

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Re: First Offer - Where were you went it came?

Postby dixon02 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:14 pm

Sheffield wrote:After endless rejection letters and way too many “you got mail ― sorry” dings, I had just taken my first bite of a late afternoon meal at a local restaurant when my phone lit up. 20 minutes later I returned to my table, steak was ice cold but I didn’t care. We then went to the bar and the rest of the night was celebratory. I doubt if I will ever forget that moment.

Where were you (and who were you with) when your first offer came?


Your offer phone call lasted 20 minutes?

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Re: First Offer - Where were you went it came?

Postby Sheffield » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:50 pm

dixon02 wrote:Your offer phone call lasted 20 minutes?


Perhaps 5 minutes on the call (with the hiring partner) and then I excitedly phoned a couple friends. It seemed sureal. I can say for sure that the meal was ice cold!

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Re: First Offer - Where were you went it came?

Postby FeelTheHeat » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:54 pm

across the table from the scotch drinking partner

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Re: First Offer - Where were you went it came?

Postby OneMoreLawHopeful » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:12 pm

When I was leaving to get lunch with associates during the CB, the Recruiting Director told me that one of the partners wanted to speak to me when we got back from lunch.

Went to the partner's office after lunch and he handed me the offer letter on the spot. Nearly tripped over my own feet walking back out to the elevator.




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