Summer 2013 Non-OCI Job Hunt (Mass Mail, Job Fairs, etc)

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Re: Summer 2013 Non-OCI Job Hunt (Mass Mail, Job Fairs, etc)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:38 am

I am doing corporate patent in-house, and my boss sent out recommendations unsolicited, and it's already turned into one interview next week. I haven't even started my mass mail

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Re: Summer 2013 Non-OCI Job Hunt (Mass Mail, Job Fairs, etc)

Postby rad lulz » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:38 am

Anonymous User wrote:Can any 3Ls or someone who knows 3Ls speak to if they are sending anything out, and hearing anything back, yet? I have heard mass mail later as a 3L but also hear of people doing it now so am confused. Is it detrimental to go too early? Thanks.

3Ls should probably start their own thread.

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Re: Summer 2013 Non-OCI Job Hunt (Mass Mail, Job Fairs, etc)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:00 pm

I'm open to working in a foreign office. I've heard that these offices are expanding, but only 3 firms with overseas offices are coming to OCI at my T14. Do I apply directly to these offices like any other mass mailing?

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Re: Summer 2013 Non-OCI Job Hunt (Mass Mail, Job Fairs, etc)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:10 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I applied to a firm in my secondary market, and received an e-mail from the recruiting coordinator saying that the hiring partners would like to meet me next time I'm in the area. It sounds very laidback and casual, so I don't want to get my hopes up. I'm just (pleasantly) surprised given that my grades aren't exactly top-notch. I'm not currently at that location, but I think its worth it to fly there to meet the attorneys, even if its just for a screener. Does it sound like an interview to you guys though?


This sounds like a screener. This is exactly what happened to me, and both firms I met with decided to invite me to callbacks afterwords. I'd say its worth it.


Thanks for your response. Wow, that's awesome! Big congrats to you!! =) Any tips on how to turn a screener into a callback? I'm not the best interviewer but I'm working on it, and trying to have solid answers prepared for some tough questions. Thanks!


Thanks! Honestly, just relax and be likable and friendly. The beauty of thee screeners is sometimes they can go longer than 20 minutes since you're not one of 20-50 students the firm is interviewing at once. Show genuine and specific interest in the firm and its main practice areas. You'll be fine-good luck!


Thank you so much!! =)

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Re: Summer 2013 Non-OCI Job Hunt (Mass Mail, Job Fairs, etc)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:16 pm

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Re: Summer 2013 Non-OCI Job Hunt (Mass Mail, Job Fairs, etc)

Postby Dr. Review » Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:5 dings/ 200+ emails I sent out. GW Top 1/3.

I expect to be working at McDonalds next summer b/c I didn't decide to major in Biology undergrad....


Bio wouldn't have been that helpful. Sure you'd be pat-bar eligible, but no one wants a bio major without an advanced degree

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Re: Summer 2013 Non-OCI Job Hunt (Mass Mail, Job Fairs, etc)

Postby target » Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:11 pm

Bedsole wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:5 dings/ 200+ emails I sent out. GW Top 1/3.

I expect to be working at McDonalds next summer b/c I didn't decide to major in Biology undergrad....


Bio wouldn't have been that helpful. Sure you'd be pat-bar eligible, but no one wants a bio major without an advanced degree


Yup, I find that out in the hard way. Should have taken a few of those engineering classes to make it biochem engineering or chem engineering.

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Re: Summer 2013 Non-OCI Job Hunt (Mass Mail, Job Fairs, etc)

Postby Dr. Review » Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:14 pm

target wrote:Yup, I find that out in the hard way. Should have taken a few of those engineering classes to make it biochem engineering or chem engineering.

Out of those ChemE is most useful I think. Even still, pound for pound an EE/CS will get more offers

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Re: Summer 2013 Non-OCI Job Hunt (Mass Mail, Job Fairs, etc)

Postby newyorkqueens » Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:38 pm

Got my first reply today from a big law firm in my home market. (I go to school out of state with no alumni connections).

The e-mail said they would like to bring me into the office for an interview on such and such date. Is this just a screener?

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Re: Summer 2013 Non-OCI Job Hunt (Mass Mail, Job Fairs, etc)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:42 pm

newyorkqueens wrote:Got my first reply today from a big law firm in my home market. (I go to school out of state with no alumni connections).

The e-mail said they would like to bring me into the office for an interview on such and such date. Is this just a screener?


It sounds like it. A) A callback usually has a schedule they give you ahead of time of all the attorneys youll be meeting with B) You usually have to do some sort of screener first (either in person or via phone/skype). Good luck!

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Re: Summer 2013 Non-OCI Job Hunt (Mass Mail, Job Fairs, etc)

Postby newyorkqueens » Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:46 pm

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newyorkqueens wrote:Got my first reply today from a big law firm in my home market. (I go to school out of state with no alumni connections).

The e-mail said they would like to bring me into the office for an interview on such and such date. Is this just a screener?


It sounds like it. A) A callback usually has a schedule they give you ahead of time of all the attorneys youll be meeting with B) You usually have to do some sort of screener first (either in person or via phone/skype). Good luck!


Just got an email with 4 different attorneys I'll be interviewing with that same day. I think that's a good sign!

BTW - 60 emails sent 1 reply in 2 weeks

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Re: Summer 2013 Non-OCI Job Hunt (Mass Mail, Job Fairs, etc)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:48 pm

newyorkqueens wrote:
BTW - 60 emails sent 1 reply in 2 weeks


stats?

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Re: Summer 2013 Non-OCI Job Hunt (Mass Mail, Job Fairs, etc)

Postby newyorkqueens » Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
newyorkqueens wrote:
BTW - 60 emails sent 1 reply in 2 weeks


stats?


Median at top 25

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Postby FlanAl » Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:44 pm

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Re: Summer 2013 Non-OCI Job Hunt (Mass Mail, Job Fairs, etc)

Postby piccolittle » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:23 pm

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newyorkqueens wrote:Got my first reply today from a big law firm in my home market. (I go to school out of state with no alumni connections).

The e-mail said they would like to bring me into the office for an interview on such and such date. Is this just a screener?


It sounds like it. A) A callback usually has a schedule they give you ahead of time of all the attorneys youll be meeting with B) You usually have to do some sort of screener first (either in person or via phone/skype). Good luck!

Actually, for future reference, I've found that mass mail interviews tend to be callback-style, especially if they're having to make an effort to bring you in. Just my experience.

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Re: Summer 2013 Non-OCI Job Hunt (Mass Mail, Job Fairs, etc)

Postby teabreeze » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:46 am

piccolittle wrote:
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newyorkqueens wrote:Got my first reply today from a big law firm in my home market. (I go to school out of state with no alumni connections).

The e-mail said they would like to bring me into the office for an interview on such and such date. Is this just a screener?


It sounds like it. A) A callback usually has a schedule they give you ahead of time of all the attorneys youll be meeting with B) You usually have to do some sort of screener first (either in person or via phone/skype). Good luck!

Actually, for future reference, I've found that mass mail interviews tend to be callback-style, especially if they're having to make an effort to bring you in. Just my experience.


So I know interviews with 3+ people is most probably a callback, but this is usually with associates. What about interviews with 2 partners?

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Re: Summer 2013 Non-OCI Job Hunt (Mass Mail, Job Fairs, etc)

Postby rad lulz » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:29 pm

Your strategy will no change whether it is a screener CB. CBs are just like 4 screeners in a row.

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Re: Summer 2013 Non-OCI Job Hunt (Mass Mail, Job Fairs, etc)

Postby clint4law » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:39 pm

so, can someone give me the 101 to mass mail? I know what market I want to target and was wondering what the most efficient way to target firms that are not attending OCI. Martindale? NAALP? etc. Also, based on what I've read it seems the consensus is to email them, right?
Thanks

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Re: Summer 2013 Non-OCI Job Hunt (Mass Mail, Job Fairs, etc)

Postby Bigbub75 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:56 pm

Just began mass mailing last night. I would like to be done before Aug. 1st. I have about 60 firms on my list, I am just wondering if this is over kill. I am attending one job fair, plus doing oci. I guess better to be safe then sorry. I guess in this economy you can never be too safe. T2, Top 20% (if my school ranked) + LR.

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Re: Summer 2013 Non-OCI Job Hunt (Mass Mail, Job Fairs, etc)

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:08 pm

Anyone here going to use JD Match? Seems like it's legitimate, but the site is pretty awfully designed.

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Re: Summer 2013 Non-OCI Job Hunt (Mass Mail, Job Fairs, etc)

Postby ilovesf » Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:43 pm

So I wrote a couple of CLs and will be emailing them today. Should I make it all one PDF or send several files? I think someone earlier said to just make it one PDF but I want to double check.

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Re: Summer 2013 Non-OCI Job Hunt (Mass Mail, Job Fairs, etc)

Postby wuduhel » Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:58 pm

ilovesf wrote:So I wrote a couple of CLs and will be emailing them today. Should I make it all one PDF or send several files? I think someone earlier said to just make it one PDF but I want to double check.


I've been making CL, resume, transcript one PDF.

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Re: Summer 2013 Non-OCI Job Hunt (Mass Mail, Job Fairs, etc)

Postby shock259 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:12 pm

I planning on making the transcript and resume one PDF, then putting the cover letter into the body of the email.

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Re: Summer 2013 Non-OCI Job Hunt (Mass Mail, Job Fairs, etc)

Postby lucield » Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:22 pm

does it make any difference whether we send them out today v tomorrow? this still being a weekend day and all.

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Re: Summer 2013 Non-OCI Job Hunt (Mass Mail, Job Fairs, etc)

Postby ilovesf » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:30 pm

wuduhel wrote:
ilovesf wrote:So I wrote a couple of CLs and will be emailing them today. Should I make it all one PDF or send several files? I think someone earlier said to just make it one PDF but I want to double check.


I've been making CL, resume, transcript one PDF.

Thanks! I just wanted to make sure that was the right way to do it.

On another note, I can't figure out if someone is male or female by the name. A google search just showed up that in one nationality it is a male name, and in another it is a female name, so that was not helpful. There are no google pictures or anything of this person. What would you guys do about the salutation in this case?
edit: nvm, solved it




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