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Law Students => Job Search => Topic started by: amityjo on September 16, 2006, 07:22:21 PM

Title: Phone call from firm
Post by: amityjo on September 16, 2006, 07:22:21 PM
I had my call back interview with my top-choice firm on Sept. 7th, and I know that the firm completed all of its second round interviews this past Thursday. Last night (Friday) at 5:30 pm, the hiring partner left a voicemail on my home answering machine asking me to give him a call. Do you guys think this is good news? Is there any reason, besides offering me a position, that a hiring partner would call me on a Friday night at 5:30? I tried calling him back, but he was gone for the weekend.
Title: Re: Phone call from firm
Post by: norm012001 on September 16, 2006, 08:25:58 PM
Congratulations, you're getting an offer.  They will sometimes give the offer over the voicemail, but some won't.  I got one that told me he had good news for me, but didn't say what it was.  Obviously, it was an offer.
Title: Re: Phone call from firm
Post by: LostMyMonkeys on September 16, 2006, 08:35:08 PM
Phone call is good. They always send bad news in a letter. Call with the good news. Congrats!
Title: Re: Phone call from firm
Post by: jacy85 on September 17, 2006, 06:42:34 AM
Yep, you're def. getting an offer; they usually don't tell you in the voicemail; they want you to call them back and tell you one-to-one.

Congrats!
Title: Re: Phone call from firm
Post by: amityjo on September 17, 2006, 11:33:33 AM
 ;D Thanks for your input, folks. I'm am so thrilled!
Title: Re: Phone call from firm
Post by: amityjo on September 18, 2006, 09:43:21 AM
Update - it was an offer. And I accepted on the spot. Yay!
Title: Re: Phone call from firm
Post by: CoxlessPair on September 18, 2006, 10:16:38 AM
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Title: Re: Phone call from firm
Post by: norm012001 on September 18, 2006, 11:51:31 AM
If you don't have a rejection, don't give up hope.  3 weeks is kind of a long time, but some places wait until they interview everyone before replying.
Title: Re: Phone call from firm
Post by: whostheguy on September 18, 2006, 12:17:32 PM
I had a call back and they said I'd hear within 2-3 weeks. I was losing hope until last week (3 weeks later) I got a letter telling me the hiring committee had not yet met. Thus, I will hear in a bit. Don't lose hope (even if I have)
Title: Re: Phone call from firm
Post by: Shadowalker on September 22, 2006, 08:38:33 AM
I just got an offer yesterday from a firm I interviewed at over two weeks ago.
Title: Re: Phone call from firm
Post by: whostheguy on October 03, 2006, 06:01:06 PM
FYI: I ended up getting an offer from the firm that I interviewed with over 5 weeks ago. My situation was unique, in some sense. Nevertheless, I am ecstatic. Don't lose hope!