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4 Reasons for Law Firm Silence after a Job Interview

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Summary: Did you just have a law firm interview and now the law firm has gone silent on you? Find out why in this article.
 
Learn why a law firm is sometimes silent after an interview.

Question: I received a first round interview request and thought the interview went really well, but my recruiter and I have not heard anything from the firm since. What’s going on here?
 
Answer: This is, unfortunately, an extremely common phenomenon in the world of lateral hiring and recruiting, one that frustrates both recruiters and candidates. Unless the firm’s recruiting coordinator is extremely candid, it is mostly just a guessing game to figure out the reason for the delay at the time it is happening, but the following are the most common “behind-the-scenes” reasons for radio silence in the middle of an interview process:
 

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