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When do callbacks happen?

Post by McQueenFan00 » Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:59 pm

Like does it generally happen near the end of the day?

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Re: When do callbacks happen?

Post by overheadSPIDERS » Wed Aug 03, 2022 3:27 pm

Not sure if you're asking when you get offered one or when they actually happen.

I've had callbacks start at 9:30am at the earliest and 2pm at the latest, though I suppose they could start later. I think one firm wanted to schedule me for an 8am callback so I just went with an afternoon one for them.

I've gotten phone calls inviting me to callbacks at various times of day, as late at 7pm.

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Re: When do callbacks happen?

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Aug 03, 2022 3:58 pm

If you really have to ask this question on a forum then you might not find out the answer IRL... But seriously what CS department doesn't explain this in their OCI reference/training materials?

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Re: When do callbacks happen?

Post by McQueenFan00 » Wed Aug 03, 2022 5:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 3:58 pm
If you really have to ask this question on a forum then you might not find out the answer IRL... But seriously what CS department doesn't explain this in their OCI reference/training materials?
With this kind of know-how in verbal admonishment, I'm sure you will make partner in no time! I guess I shall return back to my T100 school's CS department with little biglaw recruitment experience and ask them. I can't wait to work at a firm with people like you! :)

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Re: When do callbacks happen?

Post by McQueenFan00 » Wed Aug 03, 2022 5:58 pm

overheadSPIDERS wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 3:27 pm
Not sure if you're asking when you get offered one or when they actually happen.

I've had callbacks start at 9:30am at the earliest and 2pm at the latest, though I suppose they could start later. I think one firm wanted to schedule me for an 8am callback so I just went with an afternoon one for them.

I've gotten phone calls inviting me to callbacks at various times of day, as late at 7pm.
Sorry for the confusion, I meant when do they actually call. I was hoping to be available to pick up.

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Re: When do callbacks happen?

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:35 pm

McQueenFan00 wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 5:58 pm
overheadSPIDERS wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 3:27 pm
Not sure if you're asking when you get offered one or when they actually happen.

I've had callbacks start at 9:30am at the earliest and 2pm at the latest, though I suppose they could start later. I think one firm wanted to schedule me for an 8am callback so I just went with an afternoon one for them.

I've gotten phone calls inviting me to callbacks at various times of day, as late at 7pm.
Sorry for the confusion, I meant when do they actually call. I was hoping to be available to pick up.
Some of them call the morning after, or just in the morning period.

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Re: When do callbacks happen?

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Aug 04, 2022 2:06 am

Generally same day or the next day. I'm a 3L now but several of my call back emails and calls came in during evening hours.

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Re: When do callbacks happen?

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:38 am

McQueenFan00 wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 5:58 pm
overheadSPIDERS wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 3:27 pm
Not sure if you're asking when you get offered one or when they actually happen.

I've had callbacks start at 9:30am at the earliest and 2pm at the latest, though I suppose they could start later. I think one firm wanted to schedule me for an 8am callback so I just went with an afternoon one for them.

I've gotten phone calls inviting me to callbacks at various times of day, as late at 7pm.
Sorry for the confusion, I meant when do they actually call. I was hoping to be available to pick up.
Got one around 10 AM the morning after. The screener was in the afternoon around 2 PM.

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Re: When do callbacks happen?

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:51 pm

I've done OCI for 4 years now. The answer is whenever the person has time to call you. They will probably avoid late-ish evening (after 8 PM) or early morning (before 9 AM) to be polite but otherwise it can come at any time.

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Re: When do callbacks happen?

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Aug 04, 2022 9:11 pm

We just sent them out via email. Don't worry about it either way, if you don't answer your phone they will email.

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