Telling them they're your first choice

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Telling them they're your first choice

Postby chitown825 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:29 pm

Question. If a firm is my top choice, is it weird to tell them that?

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Re: Telling them they're your first choice

Postby hithere » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:36 pm

are we talking about cravath?

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Re: Telling them they're your first choice

Postby rynabrius » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:40 pm

If you just say "you are my top choice" in isolation it will sound insincere.

It would probably be better to tell them why you are their first choice. You should do so naturally and smoothly, and if possible include an achievement/anecdote that highlights a skill that makes you a good fit for the job.

Remember, it's about what they want, not what you want.

^____ Yeah, I've been re-reading "Guerrilla Tactics"

*Disclaimer: I'm speaking based on second hand information not personal experience.

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Re: Telling them they're your first choice

Postby StrictlyLiable » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:08 pm

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Re: Telling them they're your first choice

Postby jennylynn » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:25 pm

If they really are, then tell them. Don't tell them that if they aren't, though. I read a story about a student who told like 5 firms that and at some social networking thing, the topic of summer associates came up and the partners somehow figured it out...

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