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There are multiple factors to consider when you reviewing an offer: some are logistical and factual, while others are more nuanced, and require deeper reflection into your professional aspirations. You may receive one job offer while waiting for another from a preferred employer. Be sure to acknowledge every job offer promptly and enthusiastically even if you need more time to respond definitively.



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Updates from Hire Ground

  • Do Not Renege on an Accepted Offer

    One of the toughest parts of a job search can be deciding which offer to accept. Remember, once you have accepted an offer it is crucial that you honor your commitment to the employer. Reneging on an accepted offer can tarnish your professional reputation, so only accept an offer if you intend to honor that

    February 22, 2024

  • Understanding 2L Summer Expectations With Your 1L Summer Firm Employer

    If you are planning to join a large law firm for 1L summer, do you have a clear sense of the firm’s expectations for 2L summer? If all goes well this summer, does the firm require a “touchback,” meaning 2-4 weeks at the firm during 2L summer, to receive a permanent offer from the firm?

    February 13, 2024

  • Turning Down Offers 

    If you want to decline an offer, remember that even declining an offer is an opportunity to build your reputation and cultivate a relationship. Handle it professionally by following these guidelines. Give a response as soon as you have decided to decline and always by the date you promised. Always call or email the person

    February 1, 2024

  • Deciding Between or Among Offers

    If you are deciding among offers, review our website on Evaluating Offers for guidance on narrowing down the choices and the factors to consider. Note that once you do accept an offer, you are expected to honor your commitment to that employer. While these decisions can be difficult, there is rarely, if ever, a “wrong”

    January 30, 2024

  • Requesting Extensions on Offers

    At this point in the 1L summer job search, you may be receiving offers from some positions while still interviewing for others. If an employer has extended you an offer with a deadline that does not allow you enough time to interview with and decide between other employers, you may ask the first employer to

    January 16, 2024