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Accepting/Declining Offers

Accepting/Declining Offers
« on: October 15, 2006, 09:02:16 AM »
What is the proper ettiquete (sp?) for doing this? Should I call the recruiter or the hiring attorney? Is email appropriate?


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Re: Accepting/Declining Offers
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2006, 10:42:08 AM »
Email is very unprofessional and inappropriate if it is the only communication you make.  Remember that declining an offer doesn't have to mean burning a bridge.  You never know when you may cross paths with that firm in the future.  I was told to call the hiring partner (don't just leave a message) and then, after you tell the partner that you are declining, email the recruiting coordinator to confirm (just in case the partner doesn't pass the info along).  This seemed to work well.

Re: Accepting/Declining Offers
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2006, 06:13:06 PM »
Lenny offers good advice.  I left a message for a hiring partner who had offered me a summer associate position last week.  I kind of wish that I had spoken with him in person.  It is more professional, without a doubt.