USPSing Resumes on November 30th

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USPSing Resumes on November 30th

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:55 pm

Hey so I decided based on recommendation of my OCS to mail resumes to firms for 1L. I am planning to mail them out on November 30, as I believe this will satisfy NALP guidelines (the firms will receive the contact from me on Dec 1 or later). I am kind of confused about dating the cover letter. Dating it with Nov 30 sounds weird, kind of like I am breaking the rules. Dating it with Dec 1 sounds kind of bad too, cause the envelopes will be postmarked Nov 30. Please advise????

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Re: USPSing Resumes on November 30th

Postby ziggysmarley » Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:06 pm

I don't have an answer for your question. But seriously, don't USPS your resumes... it's just a waste of money and time.

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Re: USPSing Resumes on November 30th

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:51 pm

how do you know it is a waste of time? Did emailing yield a better response?

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Re: USPSing Resumes on November 30th

Postby king3780 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:05 am

amyLAchemist wrote:Unless instructions otherwise, e-mail firms, USPS judges. And don't mail till Dec. 1.

+1. Having your resume there on Dec. 1 vs. leaving your house on Dec. 1 is not going to help you get a job. The managing partner isn't going to pick up your resume and say "Oh shit, first resume I received, he's HIRED!"

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Re: USPSing Resumes on November 30th

Postby Kohinoor » Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:03 am

I never want this to end.

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Re: USPSing Resumes on November 30th

Postby kurla88 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:25 am

Date your letters Dec 1st. They're not going to check the postmark.

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Re: USPSing Resumes on November 30th

Postby ggocat » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:59 am

G. T. L. Rev. wrote:I'd just mail the stuff whenever you want and date it accordingly. As has been said elsewhere, "there are no NALP police." As long as you make a good faith effort to comply with the December 1 rule--which at this point you have--you are fine. Being formalistic about 11/30 vs. 12/1 is just silly.

this.

Also, if your CSO is telling you to mail on November 30, then they should already have an answer for your question about how to date the letters.




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