When should you follow-up and how often?

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When should you follow-up and how often?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:02 pm

When should you follow-up after an interview and how often?

I have a few outstanding interviews, one of which was with my top-choice judge. That judge is still interviewing, but I think at least one other is done. A former classmate recommended that I follow up once every two weeks, but it seems like pestering. At the same time, I don't want the judges to think I'm not interested.

Any advice or thoughts?

Thank you.

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Re: When should you follow-up and how often?

Postby runinthefront » Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:14 pm

I wouldn't follow up, as I don't think the judges have forgotten about you/would take your lack of outreach to mean a lack of interest. If you choose to follow up, I definitely wouldn't do so more than once.
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Re: When should you follow-up and how often?

Postby mjb447 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:25 pm

It's alright to reach out if you really need a decision soon, although doing so isn't risk free. Otherwise it's virtually never necessary (your interview, followed by not withdrawing your application, signifies your continuing interest), and doing it every two weeks is a very, very bad idea.

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Re: When should you follow-up and how often?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:27 pm

The soonest I followed up with any chambers was 4 weeks after my interview, and only once, unless I was telling them I had additional interviews coming up.

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Re: When should you follow-up and how often?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:09 pm

OP here.

Thanks, that sounds right. I just don't see the point calling unless there is news.

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Re: When should you follow-up and how often?

Postby BlackAndOrange84 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:33 am

Anonymous User wrote:When should you follow-up after an interview and how often?

I have a few outstanding interviews, one of which was with my top-choice judge. That judge is still interviewing, but I think at least one other is done. A former classmate recommended that I follow up once every two weeks, but it seems like pestering. At the same time, I don't want the judges to think I'm not interested.

Any advice or thoughts?

Thank you.


Is this former classmate someone who might want to sabotage you? Or just someone who talks out of turn without knowing what he's talking about?

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Re: When should you follow-up and how often?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:49 am

BlackAndOrange84 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:When should you follow-up after an interview and how often?

I have a few outstanding interviews, one of which was with my top-choice judge. That judge is still interviewing, but I think at least one other is done. A former classmate recommended that I follow up once every two weeks, but it seems like pestering. At the same time, I don't want the judges to think I'm not interested.

Any advice or thoughts?

Thank you.


Is this former classmate someone who might want to sabotage you? Or just someone who talks out of turn without knowing what he's talking about?


Haha, I don't think he's trying to sabotage me, though he's in a much better position than I am to follow-up as described.



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