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 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:36 pm

It's probably too late to have biglaw applications sent out by next weekend, right?

On a related note, does anyone know of some high-quality resume or cover letter editing services? I know ResumeLaunchpad has one, I'm just not sure how good it is...

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

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:32 pm

Should my transcript be attached when mass mailing? My gpa is not stellar and I already have my gpa on my resume.

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

Postby crossarmant » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:38 pm

50 more mailings sent out today... Gah, it's like an exercise in patience and futility.

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

Postby AVBucks4239 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:17 pm

Can somebody PM me an example of the body they include in the email? Thanks in advance.

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

Postby FeelTheHeat » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:21 pm

AVBucks4239 wrote:Can somebody PM me an example of the body they include in the email? Thanks in advance.

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

Postby AVBucks4239 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:23 pm

I guess my question is, do you just come right out and say, "I am writing to obtain an interview at X" or is it more flowery/polite/politically correct than that?

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

Postby wuduhel » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:41 pm

FeelTheHeat wrote:
AVBucks4239 wrote:Can somebody PM me an example of the body they include in the email? Thanks in advance.


I just use the first and last paragraphs of my cover letter. seems to work.

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

Postby ilovesf » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:46 pm

AVBucks4239 wrote:I guess my question is, do you just come right out and say, "I am writing to obtain an interview at X" or is it more flowery/polite/politically correct than that?

I say I am writing to apply for a summer associate position. If they have nothing listed on their website (sometimes this occurs with small firms), I say I am writing to inquire about a summer associate position

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

Postby mr_toad » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:20 am

What quality of paper is TCR for resumes, writing samples etc. that one brings to screeners or callbacks. Resume-weight, I'm guessing? Or resume-weight for resumes and normal but good quality paper for writing samples and transcript copies?

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

Postby kalvano » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:23 am

mr_toad wrote:What quality of paper is TCR for resumes, writing samples etc. that one brings to screeners or callbacks. Resume-weight, I'm guessing? Or resume-weight for resumes and normal but good quality paper for writing samples and transcript copies?


Regular printer paper. No one cares.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:48 am

Warner Norcross & Judd ding today.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:33 pm

Just got a call from Fulbright & Jaworski's Dallas office wanting to schedule a callback. I sent my stuff to them two weeks ago. This is the first positive response I've had thus far. I sent stuff to 30 or so Texas firms. Is a callback through mass mail on the same level as a callback resulting from a screening interview during OCI? In other words, is there a decent chance an offer could result or are these treated more as screening interviews? TIA

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

Postby ilovesf » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:45 pm

Can't think about this anymore. Oci started today :(

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

Postby crossarmant » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:02 am

Finally got an interview from a mass mailing, albeit in a tertiary market, but hey beggars can't be choosers. Still pretty psyched.

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

Postby SilverE2 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:12 am

Anonymous User wrote:It's probably too late to have biglaw applications sent out by next weekend, right?

On a related note, does anyone know of some high-quality resume or cover letter editing services? I know ResumeLaunchpad has one, I'm just not sure how good it is...


I sure hope it's not too late. I sent out a batch of 90 or so yesterday and am sending another batch today. :-/

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

Postby bender18 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:32 am

FeelTheHeat wrote:
AVBucks4239 wrote:Can somebody PM me an example of the body they include in the email? Thanks in advance.

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

Postby ilovesf » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:35 am

crossarmant wrote:Finally got an interview from a mass mailing, albeit in a tertiary market, but hey beggars can't be choosers. Still pretty psyched.

nice!

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:21 pm

Just finished my first callback that I got from mailing. Is it TCR to write a thank you letter to each interviewer or just to the coordinator? And is email fine for that?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Just finished my first callback that I got from mailing. Is it TCR to write a thank you letter to each interviewer or just to the coordinator? And is email fine for that?


I am interested in this as well. Did a CB with 7+ attorneys. Should I send them all thank you emails?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:52 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Just finished my first callback that I got from mailing. Is it TCR to write a thank you letter to each interviewer or just to the coordinator? And is email fine for that?


I am interested in this as well. Did a CB with 7+ attorneys. Should I send them all thank you emails?


I did that for each callback I had as a 1L. Got offers from both places so it worked.

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

Postby sambeber » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:55 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just finished my first callback that I got from mailing. Is it TCR to write a thank you letter to each interviewer or just to the coordinator? And is email fine for that?


I am interested in this as well. Did a CB with 7+ attorneys. Should I send them all thank you emails?


I did that for each callback I had as a 1L. Got offers from both places so it worked.


You're aware that correlation is not the same as causation, right?

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

Postby kalvano » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:58 pm

Yes, write a thank-you email to the interviewers. Why wouldn't you? No one is going to think "that little sonofabitch, how dare he write me a thank-you email, I'm not going to hire him now!" It's just good manners, and it may help or it may not, but it won't hurt.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:08 pm

When writing thank you's - should you address them by first name, or by Mr./Ms.?

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

Postby lawschoofoo » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:09 pm

Got my first ding from the Chicago market. The rest === crickets. Applied to a few in LA

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

Postby ilovesf » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:10 pm

I'm going to ask this here because it's pointless to make a new thread, but if you get invited to dinner by a firm (separate from a CB), you shouldn't wear a suit, right? Sorry I'm totally neurotic.




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