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Thank you emails to screeners

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:09 pm

Is it appropriate to send a thank you email to the person who gave me a screening interview? I already said "thank you" at the end of the interview, and have nothing more to add... But why not? What are your thoughts?

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Re: Thank you emails to screeners

Postby concurrent fork » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:20 pm

Unnecessary. It can only hurt you (typos), except in rare cases where you discovered some unique personal connection with the interviewer.

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Re: Thank you emails to screeners

Postby dood » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:28 pm

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Re: Thank you emails to screeners

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:15 pm

thoughts???

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Re: Thank you emails to screeners

Postby wiseowl » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:21 pm

dood wrote:how many damn threads are we gonna start on this question?


concur.

1. It differs by market. NYC? Probably not. DC and points south? Better possibility.
2. Again, if you can't trust yourself to write a proper note when it matters, pick a new job.
3. Some attorneys do like it.
4. You're telling me that if you and another person are fighting it out for the last CB the firm's going to give, and you are otherwise equal, and you send a well-written, thoughtful note and the other person doesn't, you aren't getting it? I'm not going to take that chance.

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Re: Thank you emails to screeners

Postby 270910 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is it appropriate to send a thank you email to the person who gave me a screening interview?


No.

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Re: Thank you emails to screeners

Postby Jarndyce » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:42 pm

disco_barred wrote:No.


Yes. Oh, I mean yes this answer is correct.

No.

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Re: Thank you emails to screeners

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:43 pm

Send a thank you note if you get a callback. Other than that play it safe and don't do it.

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Re: Thank you emails to screeners

Postby Aqualibrium » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:50 pm

I would say they really aren't necessary.

Honestly, I've sent emails that I thought were great and really hit on the unique points of my conversation with the interviewer that never got read or responded to, and I still got a callback or offer (and vice versa i.e. no callback or offer despite response). As a matter of fact, last oci I got an offer 2 days after the screening interview and was thinking that this awesome email I sent had something to do with it. 2 weeks later I found out that the firm's spam filter blocked my emails so the attorneys never received them.

Two Saturdays ago I had an interview, but didn't send any emails out to any of the interviewers. The following Monday I got an offer.

Again, I don't really think it's necessary.

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Re: Thank you emails to screeners

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Send a thank you note if you get a callback. Other than that play it safe and don't do it.


Totally agree with this poster. I think it's appropriate to thank the person who has given you a callback. I've thank them after the call as well as after interviewing at the firm (if I did not have a chance to meet with them again during the callback). In this case, they have actually done something nice for you (that have partially put their reputation on the line for you), so a thank you seems appropriate. It probably doesn't affect our chances very much, but sometimes, only sometimes I do things for reasons other than their marginal utility.

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Re: Thank you emails to screeners

Postby shmoo597 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Send a thank you note if you get a callback. Other than that play it safe and don't do it.


Totally agree with this poster. I think it's appropriate to thank the person who has given you a callback. I've thank them after the call as well as after interviewing at the firm (if I did not have a chance to meet with them again during the callback). In this case, they have actually done something nice for you (that have partially put their reputation on the line for you), so a thank you seems appropriate. It probably doesn't affect our chances very much, but sometimes, only sometimes I do things for reasons other than their marginal utility.


I didn't think of this, but this is definitely credited. good idea.




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