Is it appropriate to drop off resume materials in person

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sperry
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Is it appropriate to drop off resume materials in person

Postby sperry » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:50 pm

A big law firm office that I want to apply to is located in the same down town high rise that I work in. The firm wants law students to mail hard copies, not electronic, and I wondering if it would be appropriate to just drop my materials off at the office, as that would be much more convenient to me, as well as getting the materials there earlier.

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paratactical
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Re: Is it appropriate to drop off resume materials in person

Postby paratactical » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:52 pm

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sperry
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Re: Is it appropriate to drop off resume materials in person

Postby sperry » Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:10 pm

paratactical wrote:At the law offices I worked in in NYC, we were instructed to report ANY random people showing up on our floors to the lobby security and, if possible, they would be banned from entering the building again. We did this to Hollywood location scouts, delivery guys, vendors, etc. If you're in a big city or if your building has real security, DO NOT do this.


Mail it is :D

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Re: Is it appropriate to drop off resume materials in person

Postby Catalyst » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:22 pm

I doubt it, some firms barely answer the phone..

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Re: Is it appropriate to drop off resume materials in person

Postby 20160810 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:50 pm

These people are busy. What on earth would make you think this was a good idea?

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Antipodean
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Re: Is it appropriate to drop off resume materials in person

Postby Antipodean » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:23 pm

SBL wrote:These people are busy. What on earth would make you think this was a good idea?

Some people have not had much experience with large, impersonal organizations, and attempt to apply the kind of approach that's appropriate in smaller and less heavily structured settings. Nobody is born with an innate understanding of large law firm business etiquette.

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Re: Is it appropriate to drop off resume materials in person

Postby bwv812 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:36 pm

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