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Question:
I'm a third-year litigator and it's been one week since I interviewed with a firm. I think everything went very well; even the head of the group was telling me how qualified I am. However, when I sent thank-you emails nobody responded. It's a week later and I'm assuming the worst. My husband tells me I'm being a pessimist. What's your thought?

Had a great interview but have got no response to my thank-you emails.

Answer:

It's absolutely understandable to assume the worst in this situation, but what you are experiencing is not unusual at all right now. I've seen people in your exact situation end up getting offers, so you should not assume the worst. Of course, it would have been nice if the attorneys responded to your thank you emails but very often they don't. Why? They want to be very careful not to say something (even if said casually) that could send the wrong signal.