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thank you letters after interview fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:27 am

yes or no? most interviewers are interviewing 20+ candidates at the fair for only 20 minutes... would thank you notes still be appropriate or are they more appropriate at the call-back stage?

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Re: thank you letters after interview fair

Postby zanda » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:30 am

yes.

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Re: thank you letters after interview fair

Postby 270910 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:51 am

It's much more appropriate at the callback stage. The idea of a thank you note at the callback stage is the firm has taken a substantial portion of time away from its attorneys to interview you, and often paid for accommodations, food, and transportation. A 20 minute interview, be it at OCI or a career fair, does not generate a need to send a thank you note.

It would never cost you a job, look unprofessional, or be a detriment (absent a typo or something) - but etiquette does not demand a thank you at the interview stage.

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Re: thank you letters after interview fair

Postby Jarndyce » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:48 am

I wouldn't either. You have to ask yourself, what are you thanking them for? Well... you are thanking them for speaking with you for 15-20 minutes. Not just you, but anyone who wants to show up. I understand that the point really isn't to thank them, but rather to keep your name in their mind, but I don't think a letter is necessary/appropriate in this context.

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Re: thank you letters after interview fair

Postby Person » Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:53 pm

I would either way. But is this a fair specific answer? Do you think OCI interview do not require a thank you either?

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Re: thank you letters after interview fair

Postby 20160810 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:01 pm

I'd go the other direction on this one: After your 20-minute interview is done, sit there awkwardly glaring at the interviewer until (s)he asks you what's going on, at which point you should reply: "I just took 20 minutes of my life to explain my resume to you, and you don't even have a thank-you card prepared for me?"

Note: This is good advice for anyone, but for people who are doing OCI at UC Davis and whose grades are better than mine, it's exceptionally good advice.

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Re: thank you letters after interview fair

Postby NYAssociate » Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:03 pm

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Re: thank you letters after interview fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:04 pm

Person wrote:I would either way. But is this a fair specific answer? Do you think OCI interview do not require a thank you either?

My school's CSO specifically says it's generally not a good idea to send a thank you note after the initial OCI screeners because it doesn't do much, and will probably have typos/awk phrasing in it that will tank you faster than a ice berg did the Titanic.

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Re: thank you letters after interview fair

Postby 20160810 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Person wrote:I would either way. But is this a fair specific answer? Do you think OCI interview do not require a thank you either?

My school's CSO specifically says it's generally not a good idea to send a thank you note after the initial OCI screeners because it doesn't do much, and will probably have typos/awk phrasing in it that will tank you faster than a ice berg did the Titanic.

While I agree that a thank-you note is not requisite at this stage, I have to wonder where you go to law school that it's reasonable to assume that a majority of the students cannot write a brief thank-you note properly.

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Re: thank you letters after interview fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:02 pm

SoftBoiledLife wrote:While I agree that a thank-you note is not requisite at this stage, I have to wonder where you go to law school that it's reasonable to assume that a majority of the students cannot write a brief thank-you note properly.

Few people know how to write good.

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Re: thank you letters after interview fair

Postby Jarndyce » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
SoftBoiledLife wrote:While I agree that a thank-you note is not requisite at this stage, I have to wonder where you go to law school that it's reasonable to assume that a majority of the students cannot write a brief thank-you note properly.

Few people know how to write good.


Anonymous quoting a mod just to make a jerky remark? This could get entertaining. :)

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Re: thank you letters after interview fair

Postby Person » Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:48 pm

Jarndyce wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
SoftBoiledLife wrote:While I agree that a thank-you note is not requisite at this stage, I have to wonder where you go to law school that it's reasonable to assume that a majority of the students cannot write a brief thank-you note properly.

Few people know how to write good.


Anonymous quoting a mod just to make a jerky remark? This could get entertaining. :)


This constant crying about "anon abuse" has to stop. It is boring and worthless.




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