Accepting a Job Offer in a Legal Firm and Matters Thereafter

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While the hiring process heavily favors the employer over the employee, once you have received an offer from a firm, the balance of power has shifted. No longer do you have to focus on impressing the firm, you now can sit back and make sure they impress you enough to accept.
Accepting a Job Offer in a Legal Firm and Matters Thereafter

If you are like most people, you will be excited when a law firm or other legal employer extends you an offer for a job. Especially if it's your first offer, your only offer, or the offer you were hoping for the most, the inclination is to immediately accept. Even if you are not that excited about the opportunity, you might be inclined to accept immediately because you are afraid it might look bad to the employer if you hesitate. You might even be concerned that the offer will be revoked if you don't jump on it.

While you definitely want to show the same enthusiasm you did during the interviewing process, it is always prudent to take a bit of time to consider what you are about to do. After all, you probably would not commit to marriage after spending a few hours with someone. Yet, most lawyers commit to their law firms without much more thought - even though, in many cases, they will end up spending more time with their law firms than their spouses.

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