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 jessuf » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:43 am

So I mass mailed the DC office of a V10 firm that shouldn't even consider me for their NYC office. They responded and said the hiring committee reviewed my resume, thought it was impressive, and told me that if I don't get an interview with them through my school's lottery system, then to stop by the hospitality suite to meet with the attorneys.

Most of the other "bid on us or stop by our hospitality suite" e-mails that I received in response to mass mails seemed generic - like form responses sent to everyone who mass mailed them. Do you think this one is a form response as well even if it said the hiring committee, etc. stuff? Don't want to get my hopes up. :?

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

Postby mr_toad » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:47 am

I got exactly the same and felt good until you wrote this.

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

Postby jessuf » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:49 am

mr_toad wrote:I got exactly the same and felt good until you wrote this.



HAHA. Maybe the same firm? I want to respond and tell the recruiter that her form response needs to be more generic so dummies like me don't feel optimistic.

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

Postby mr_toad » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:11 am

It's better than being straight-up dinged. They can love us equally until they get to know us better.

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

Postby ilovesf » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:16 pm

Boo. First ding from a midsize sf firm, they said they aren't takig SAs. I feel like most mid/small firms here aren't taking any.

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

Postby lawyergirl47 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:19 pm

Same from mid-size firm in DC :/ At lead they got back to me quickly...


ilovesf wrote:Boo. First ding from a midsize sf firm, they said they aren't takig SAs. I feel like most mid/small firms here aren't taking any.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:47 pm

on second thought

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

Postby piccolittle » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:02 pm

^^ To Anon above

I'm so sorry :( I can imagine how you feel. It doesn't hurt to keep pushing, though. The worst that can happen is they don't give you an interview. I can imagine you're feeling awful, but I bet you can turn it around if she's a reasonable person. Good luck!!

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

Postby crossarmant » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:07 pm

Still just getting emails saying "Wait until September" or "Apply through our website/lawrecruit/throw your resume into the oubliette"

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

Postby letsdoit » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:10 pm

crossarmant wrote:Still just getting emails saying "Wait until September" or "Apply through our website/lawrecruit/throw your resume into the oubliette"


these online applications are the worst. why are they any better than just receiving resumes through e-mail?

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

Postby rad lulz » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:12 pm

ilovesf wrote:Boo. First ding from a midsize sf firm, they said they aren't takig SAs. I feel like most mid/small firms here aren't taking any.

I didn't count dings at all. I just kept mailing and doing stuff until I had an offer in hand.

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

Postby ilovesf » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:16 pm

rad lulz wrote:
ilovesf wrote:Boo. First ding from a midsize sf firm, they said they aren't takig SAs. I feel like most mid/small firms here aren't taking any.

I didn't count dings at all. I just kept mailing and doing stuff until I had an offer in hand.

Tso wise

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:01 pm

Did a job fair and just got an email saying they want to defer a decision on my application until after they do OCI at my school... Is this a soft rejection? Sad because it seemed like one of my better interviews.

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

Postby 071816 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:57 pm

fatduck wrote:
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piccolittle wrote:Oh man, I feel dumb. I've been addressing and sending my stuff to the recruiting contact. It hasn't seemed to hurt that much so far, but now I'm wondering about those firms I really like that haven't responded...


...crap. Did this too. Well, at least I know now!

this is the first time i've heard of this

pretty sure it's standard practice to send your stuff to the recruiting coordinator.

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

Postby rad lulz » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Did a job fair and just got an email saying they want to defer a decision on my application until after they do OCI at my school... Is this a soft rejection? Sad because it seemed like one of my better interviews.

If it's any consolation, I had 2 screeners at a job fair turn into CBs long after I screened, and after the firms had done OCI at other schools.

That said, quit worrying about shit you can't control. Keep applying until you have a job.

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

Postby target » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:10 pm

rad lulz wrote:
ilovesf wrote:Boo. First ding from a midsize sf firm, they said they aren't takig SAs. I feel like most mid/small firms here aren't taking any.

I didn't count dings at all. I just kept mailing and doing stuff until I had an offer in hand.


I've been doing this so hard that I got two rejections from the same firm. :oops:

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:23 pm

telephonic/skype screener with hill ward henderson in tampa.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:telephonic/skype screener with hill ward henderson in tampa.


May I ask when you applied? Also, did the recruiting coordinator send you an e-mail to set up the telephone/skype screener?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:01 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:telephonic/skype screener with hill ward henderson in tampa.


May I ask when you applied? Also, did the recruiting coordinator send you an e-mail to set up the telephone/skype screener?


applied about 2 weeks ago. and yeah, thats how it happened.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:telephonic/skype screener with hill ward henderson in tampa.


May I ask when you applied? Also, did the recruiting coordinator send you an e-mail to set up the telephone/skype screener?


applied about 2 weeks ago. and yeah, thats how it happened.


Congrats!

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:34 pm

Are both of you targeting Tampa? I did my interview with Hill Ward last week, and apparently, I was one of the first interviews. The recruiter said callbacks wouldn't occur until mid-to-late August.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:41 pm

What are all your stats that got HW interviews? T15% at T30 and I got nada, mailed like 3-4 weeks ago ...

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

Postby tedalbany » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:58 pm

lol 1 day turnaround for an arnold & porter ding

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:00 pm

tedalbany wrote:lol 1 day turnaround for an arnold & porter ding

Just got a ding too, my first outright.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What are all your stats that got HW interviews? T15% at T30 and I got nada, mailed like 3-4 weeks ago ...


top 20% at a t20.




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