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Responses to CB Thank You letters?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:22 pm

I send out thank you's 3 days ago to 3 attorneys and an HR guy. I haven't gotten any responses. Bad sign? Do they normally respond to thank you's if they liked you?

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Re: Responses to CB Thank You letters?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:27 pm

Only did one CB, sent thank yous, got no response, then got an offer a week later. Just one data point, but I wouldn't take it as a bad sign.

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Re: Responses to CB Thank You letters?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Only did one CB, sent thank yous, got no response, then got an offer a week later. Just one data point, but I wouldn't take it as a bad sign.


5 interviews during a CB, thank you's to everyone, and only one very curt response. Offer a week later. You're still in the game.

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Re: Responses to CB Thank You letters?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:05 pm

TY email only to recruitment coordinator. 5 offers, 1 rejection, 4 ?.

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Re: Responses to CB Thank You letters?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:47 pm

TY to 3 of 10 ppl I met on a CB. 1 replied. Offer weeks later.

The vast majority of TYs I sent this summer went unanswered. Whatever few answers there were did not correlate with CBs or offers -- AT ALL. --> There is absolutely nothing to read into answers to TYs. Nothing.

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Re: Responses to CB Thank You letters?

Postby Glock » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:51 pm

You'll get few responses. Eventually the circle jerk of "thank you for thanking me for thanking you" has to stop.

It means nothing.

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Re: Responses to CB Thank You letters?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:45 pm

I dunno, I've found both this year and in the past that there was a high correlation between thank you note responses and offers. Not always, but that only proves that it's not perfect correlation.

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Re: Responses to CB Thank You letters?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:55 pm

5 interviewers. 5 thank you notes. 4 great responses. then dinged.

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Re: Responses to CB Thank You letters?

Postby Glock » Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:47 am

Anonymous User wrote:I dunno, I've found both this year and in the past that there was a high correlation between thank you note responses and offers. Not always, but that only proves that it's not perfect correlation.



Too small of a sample, and biased.

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Re: Responses to CB Thank You letters?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:46 am

Glock wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I dunno, I've found both this year and in the past that there was a high correlation between thank you note responses and offers. Not always, but that only proves that it's not perfect correlation.



Too small of a sample, and biased.


Correlation does not imply causation

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Re: Responses to CB Thank You letters?

Postby Glock » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:55 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Glock wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I dunno, I've found both this year and in the past that there was a high correlation between thank you note responses and offers. Not always, but that only proves that it's not perfect correlation.



Too small of a sample, and biased.


Correlation does not imply causation




Yeah that too, but I like to start with a representative or fair sample before I bash people on the correlation argument.




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