rad law wrote: TTH wrote: rad law wrote:
TTH wrote:Jesus Fucking Christ...
I just sent an e-mail to a partner at a law firm seeking an informational interview. I forgot to attach my resume, didn't space between two words, and used the wrong word in another part of the e-mail. This is why you shouldn't send important e-mails late at night.
Should I send a follow up e-mail with the resume, or resign myself to being pwned?
Doesn't hurt to send the follow-up.
Partner replied to my e-mail this morning and let me have it. Not for the mistakes, but for the very notion of trying to network. He more or less said "Nothing but grades and extracurriculars matter. You're a tool, but I'll be happy to meet with you."
I disagree with most posters assertion that this is bad of the partner. I actually think it was quite nice.
1. He appears to have been honest with you, i.e. he said you can't network your way in here and as most of us know grades matter greatly. Most people aren't that honest and will string you along knowing you have no shot. I'm not saying you don't have a shot I am saying he was pointing out how it works.
2. He responded promptly. The partner's time is likely valuable and you sent him a bad e-mail late at night and he still responded to you really quickly without commenting on your faults. I find that pretty commendable.
3. He also said he would be happy to meet with you using his valuable time to help you going forward even if it won't lead to a job there.
Maybe the actual text would change my interpretation of it, but your synopsis, which is likely somewhat inflammatory, doesn't seem rude to me.