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Any advice on how to approach the offer process? If your top firm doesn't call right away - how long should you wait? Is it rude to tell a firm that you will call them back later? Is it better to not answer, see who called, then call back the top choice of those first and turn down the rest right after? Or will they give your spot away if you don't answer? How long is too long to keep them hanging? Since offers can be held open for 24 hours - has anyone ever had a firm call them hours later with an offer? 

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I assume you're speaking of the Toronto articling recruitment process. 

 

Call and say you will take the 24 hours to consider. The firms can't retract the offer during that time anyway. 

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Note that only offers made after a certain time need to be held for 24 hours. Offers made on offer day are only open until noon on Thursday. Don't wait too long!

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I think OP is speaking about the Vancouver process.

 

To which I can't contribute anything as I'm in the same boat.

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Firms know that a number of students will receive offers from multiple firms, so they understand that some of them may need to take some time before deciding.  You definitely want to answer every call that comes in, and if the first offer you get isn't from your top choice, thank the firm for their offer and politely ask for some time to consider your options.  It's not considered rude to do so.

 

If your top choice firm doesn't call within the hour, then it's very likely you won't be getting a call from them.  At that point, you should choose the offer that you want to accept and  decline all others.  The sooner you're able to decline the offers that you won't accept, the greater the service you'll be doing to the firms and to the students who will receive those offers in turn.

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