Mass Mail - Address to Whom?

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SHANbangs
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Mass Mail - Address to Whom?

Postby SHANbangs » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:10 pm

The book I'm reading is telling me to mass-mail to the head of the practice area I want to work in at x firm instead of the hiring partner or the recruiting director. I'm not sure if it's saying to exclude the latter two, or if it's saying to mail to the first in addition to the latter two. Also, would a mass-mail by e-mail be appropriate, or are we still doing paper and envelopes? If I'm doing it by e-mail, can/should I just cc the head of the practice area in addition to the hiring partner and/or recruiting director, or should I be sending out separate e-mails? What is likely to annoy the firm the least?

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Postby Myself » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:14 pm

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Re: Mass Mail - Address to Whom?

Postby ben4847 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:19 pm

To the recruiter. Attach your transcript, especially if its good. Contact an alum at the firm; ask if they can chat.

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Re: Mass Mail - Address to Whom?

Postby romothesavior » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:21 pm

ben4847 wrote:To the recruiter. Attach your transcript, especially if its good. Contact an alum at the firm; ask if they can chat.

Yep, I'd say do all of these things. Email any official stuff to the recruiter/hiring partner, but then reach out for coffee/phone chat/etc. if you want a more personal touch.

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Re: Mass Mail - Address to Whom?

Postby SHANbangs » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:30 pm

Thanks all. What are your thoughts about cc'ing the head of the practice area?

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Re: Mass Mail - Address to Whom?

Postby Perseus_I » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:00 am

I've heard to mail hard copies because they're harder to ignore. Thoughts?

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Ludo!
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Re: Mass Mail - Address to Whom?

Postby Ludo! » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:09 am

Almost every firm specifically requests email or online application

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Re: Mass Mail - Address to Whom?

Postby kalvano » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:29 am

Perseus_I wrote:I've heard to mail hard copies because they're harder to ignore. Thoughts?


Expensive and bad advice. Firms won't ignore an emailed application.

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Re: Mass Mail - Address to Whom?

Postby thelaststraw05 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:39 am

Perseus_I wrote:I've heard to mail hard copies because they're harder to ignore. Thoughts?


When someone mails you something that is clearly junk mail, how hard is it to ignore? It goes straight in my recycle bin.




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