Is it too late to mass mail right now?

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Is it too late to mass mail right now?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:13 pm

Does Mass Mailing still have a chance to hit the biglaw right now? Any thought or experience?

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Re: Is it too late to mass mail right now?

Postby yellowjacket2012 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:20 pm

Its never too late to do anything. Go for it.

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Re: Is it too late to mass mail right now?

Postby spondee » Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:22 pm

I think it can. But the more I read and post on these OCI threads, the more I think I'm the minority as an optimist.

It'll depend hugely on your resume, transcripts, and cover letter. But I don't think it's too late until firms have ceased doing CBs and ceased extending offers.

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Re: Is it too late to mass mail right now?

Postby rcb5142 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:25 pm

It will be soon if you don't stop procrastinating. I would get on it now.

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Re: Is it too late to mass mail right now?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:43 pm

got a CB from one less than a week ago.

<schwarzenegger> DO IT NOW </schwarzenegger>

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Re: Is it too late to mass mail right now?

Postby yellowjacket2012 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:47 pm

never too late to mass mail anything, you can mass mail till the day you die - you increase the probability of finding a job, and if there's something else you can do instead of spending time mass-mailing that increases your probability higher - you're not behaving optimally, in which case you should do that other thing instead of mass-mailing. Some things in that category could be targeting contacts, targeting firms where you went to elementary school, targeting firms who do the type of work you want to do, targeting firms that have a large presence of your law school, etc.

If you're done with those steps, mass mail away till you land a job.

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Re: Is it too late to mass mail right now?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:49 pm

Do it now, bro.

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Re: Is it too late to mass mail right now?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:07 pm

wut is procedure for mass mail?

just send resume + cover letter?

who do u address it to?

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Re: Is it too late to mass mail right now?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:09 pm

This is a dumb procedural question about mass mailing (assuming you do it via email) but do you attach a cover letter as a document, or do you include it in the body of the email you send to the firm? If you attach it separately, what do you include in the body of the email?

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Re: Is it too late to mass mail right now?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:wut is procedure for mass mail?

just send resume + cover letter?

who do u address it to?



Check each firm's site about what they require. Always cover letter and resume. Normally, transcript. Sometimes, writing sample and references.

Address it to the legal recruiting/HR person they have listed on NALP.

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Re: Is it too late to mass mail right now?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:This is a dumb procedural question about mass mailing (assuming you do it via email) but do you attach a cover letter as a document, or do you include it in the body of the email you send to the firm? If you attach it separately, what do you include in the body of the email?



I attach it separately as a PDF. There are free conversion sites online.

I would just say Dear so and so, I am so and so, a 2L at whatever law school. I'm interested in your summer program for 2011. I would appreciate your time and consideration of my application. Sincerely, so and so.




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