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

(On Campus Interviews, Summer Associate positions, Firm Reviews, Tips, ...)
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only appropriate when you are revealing sensitive employment related information about a firm, job, etc. You may anonymously respond on topic to these threads. Unacceptable uses include: harassing another user, joking around, testing the feature, or other things that are more appropriate in the lounge.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
r6_philly
Posts: 10707
Joined: Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:32 pm

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

Postby r6_philly » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:11 pm

ilovesf wrote: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.


Ask what's appropriate. I would say at least biz casual.

User avatar
kalvano
Posts: 11720
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:24 am

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

Postby kalvano » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:19 pm

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



Solid use of anon. Really protecting that personal info there.


And I'm pretty formal. I always stick with Mr. / Ms. unless told otherwise.

User avatar
ilovesf
Posts: 11742
Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:20 pm

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

Postby ilovesf » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:26 pm

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



Solid use of anon. Really protecting that personal info there.


And I'm pretty formal. I always stick with Mr. / Ms. unless told otherwise.

If one of the interviewers e-mails you and signs it with only their first name, do you still stick with Mr./Ms.? I was told someone always sticks your e-mails in a file, so you should stick with Mr./Ms. throughout the whole recruiting process, but it seems weird if they sign it only with their first name.

User avatar
kalvano
Posts: 11720
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:24 am

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

Postby kalvano » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:49 pm

I stick with Mr. / Ms. I'm just not comfortable using a first name until told to do so.

User avatar
ilovesf
Posts: 11742
Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:20 pm

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

Postby ilovesf » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:51 pm

kalvano wrote:I stick with Mr. / Ms. I'm just not comfortable using a first name until told to do so.

Cso told me to use first name and I did. Fuck.

071816
Posts: 5511
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:06 pm

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

Postby 071816 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:25 pm

ilovesf wrote:
kalvano wrote:I stick with Mr. / Ms. I'm just not comfortable using a first name until told to do so.

Cso told me to use first name and I did. Fuck.

this won't make or break you. don't worry about it. i've been using recruiters' first names when they email me back and sign the email using their first name. probably not a big deal in and of itself.

Headybrah
Posts: 300
Joined: Mon May 25, 2009 5:14 pm

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

Postby Headybrah » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:27 pm

chimp wrote:
ilovesf wrote:
kalvano wrote:I stick with Mr. / Ms. I'm just not comfortable using a first name until told to do so.

Cso told me to use first name and I did. Fuck.

this won't make or break you. don't worry about it. i've been using recruiters' first names when they email me back and sign the email using their first name. probably not a big deal in and of itself.


Really doubt that this matters. The interviewers are people too - as long as it wasn't a 55 + yr old partner Id bet your fine. You really shouldn't be stressing so hard. Yah its important times - but after the interview, its 99% out of your hands. Go enjoy your summer.

User avatar
kalvano
Posts: 11720
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:24 am

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

Postby kalvano » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:28 pm

ilovesf wrote:
kalvano wrote:I stick with Mr. / Ms. I'm just not comfortable using a first name until told to do so.

Cso told me to use first name and I did. Fuck.


I highly doubt it matters that much. I wouldn't sweat it. I'm probably overly formal.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273107
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:35 pm

cb from bilzin miami.

TooOld4This
Posts: 638
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:09 am

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

Postby TooOld4This » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:24 pm

ilovesf wrote:
kalvano wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:When writing thank you's - should you address them by first name, or by Mr./Ms.?



Solid use of anon. Really protecting that personal info there.


And I'm pretty formal. I always stick with Mr. / Ms. unless told otherwise.

If one of the interviewers e-mails you and signs it with only their first name, do you still stick with Mr./Ms.? I was told someone always sticks your e-mails in a file, so you should stick with Mr./Ms. throughout the whole recruiting process, but it seems weird if they sign it only with their first name.


Once someone has signed something with their first name only, use that.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273107
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:27 pm

Got request from K&L Gates LLP to apply

Anonymous User
Posts: 273107
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Got request from K&L Gates LLP to apply


can you elaborate? how did they get your info? what office?

chitown2626
Posts: 35
Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:48 pm

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

Postby chitown2626 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:52 pm

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


can you say where the ding came from in chicago?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273107
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:02 pm

edited...

ShitLawOrBust
Posts: 102
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:17 am

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

Postby ShitLawOrBust » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:28 pm

chitown2626 wrote:
lawschoofoo wrote:Got my first ding from the Chicago market. The rest === crickets. Applied to a few in LA


can you say where the ding came from in chicago?


+1

User avatar
BEAST_mode
Posts: 477
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:00 pm

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

Postby BEAST_mode » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Got request from K&L Gates LLP to apply


can you elaborate? how did they get your info? what office?


Yeah, I got one of these a few weeks back for the DC office. I didn't meet their stated grade cutoff for OCI screeners, so I have to imagine they distribute these liberally.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273107
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:00 am

Screener at Williams & Connolly but ding from Reed Smith in Philly.. Interesting day.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273107
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:51 am

Got an invite for screener outside of OCI from Kirkland & Ellis. Waited 2 days to respond to figure out when I'd be available due to other pending interviews. K&E said their schedule was full...didn't get screener...

Anonymous User
Posts: 273107
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:44 am

Anonymous User wrote:Got an invite for screener outside of OCI from Kirkland & Ellis. Waited 2 days to respond to figure out when I'd be available due to other pending interviews. K&E said their schedule was full...didn't get screener...


this really sucks, sorry to hear it.

when a recruiting coordinator called me yesterday in response to my mass mail, they said they wanted to bring me in "to meet with a couple hiring committee members." i figured they meant for a screener and i won't be in the city anytime soon, so asked if a phone interview would work. the recruiting person then said "ummm no, we do our callbacks in person." whoops. wouldn't have asked if i knew we were going to skip the screener...super awkward start to this process with that firm.

bigredforlaw
Posts: 85
Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:57 pm

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

Postby bigredforlaw » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:07 am

Response from Hunton & Williams saying their online app will be online in the next week.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273107
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:57 pm

Interview with Skadden NY through massmail

letsdoit
Posts: 164
Joined: Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:02 pm

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

Postby letsdoit » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Interview with Skadden NY through massmail


damn, nice haul.

target
Posts: 688
Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:40 pm

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

Postby target » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Interview with Skadden NY through massmail


congrats bro!

User avatar
lawschoofoo
Posts: 22
Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:08 pm

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

Postby lawschoofoo » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:26 pm

ShitLawOrBust wrote:
chitown2626 wrote:
lawschoofoo wrote:Got my first ding from the Chicago market. The rest === crickets. Applied to a few in LA


can you say where the ding came from in chicago?


+1


Marshall, Gerstein & Borun

Anonymous User
Posts: 273107
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:36 pm

Had a phone screener today for which I was horribly unprepared. I was in another city at the time without my comp and missed a call from the firm. I wanted to hurry up and call back the same day due to the recent horror story on here, and figured it was probably just to schedule some kind of interview - but I got quizzed on the spot. Had no idea what the practice areas or offices even were.
Oh well, still felt like I got along with the recruiter, so hopefully I still hear back :|

Aside: So far I'm at 3 non-OCI bites, 15 OCI screeners, and 1 solid lead from networking. If any 0L/1Ls are reading this, I'd definitely advise you to listen to your career advisors when they tell you to have a multi-front approach to the job search (mailing, OCI, and networking). I can't imagine relying on only one or even two of those things, but I'm starting to feel like things might actually end up ok at this rate.




Return to “Legal Employment”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.