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Mass Mailing Response Question

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:33 pm

I'm mass mailing firms in my home market, DC, and the market where I went to undergrad (firms in South Florida). I won't be in any of those places before OCI begins.

How will this work? Since I won't be in those cities for a screener, what will a firm do if they are interested in me? And when can I expect to hear back?

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Mass Mailing Response Question

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:33 pm

anyone? i'm going to mass-mail soon so i just want to know what to expect and make sure i'm doing it right.

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Re: Mass Mailing Response Question

Postby kalvano » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:09 am

They will probably call you if they are interested. Indicate in your cover letter if you are willing to travel for a screener interview. But in my experience, a lot of places will want to do a phone interview first, and if they are still interested, have you come out.

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Re: Mass Mailing Response Question

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:24 am

kalvano wrote:They will probably call you if they are interested. Indicate in your cover letter if you are willing to travel for a screener interview. But in my experience, a lot of places will want to do a phone interview first, and if they are still interested, have you come out.


Thanks for the heads up. So the phone interview is essentially the screener?

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Re: Mass Mailing Response Question

Postby lolwat » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:28 am

Anonymous User wrote:
kalvano wrote:They will probably call you if they are interested. Indicate in your cover letter if you are willing to travel for a screener interview. But in my experience, a lot of places will want to do a phone interview first, and if they are still interested, have you come out.


Thanks for the heads up. So the phone interview is essentially the screener?


Always has been for me when mass mailing. I'd imagine theyll call within a couple weeks if they're interested. I'm not sure I've ever had any mass-mailings outstanding for more than like a week or two that wasn't just a flat-out ignore or a rejection letter coming in the mail.

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Re: Mass Mailing Response Question

Postby kalvano » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
kalvano wrote:They will probably call you if they are interested. Indicate in your cover letter if you are willing to travel for a screener interview. But in my experience, a lot of places will want to do a phone interview first, and if they are still interested, have you come out.


Thanks for the heads up. So the phone interview is essentially the screener?



Yeah, pretty much. Some firms will do a Skype interview instead. But if they are interested, it will be a fairly quick response to your application.

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Re: Mass Mailing Response Question

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:03 pm

kalvano wrote:
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kalvano wrote:They will probably call you if they are interested. Indicate in your cover letter if you are willing to travel for a screener interview. But in my experience, a lot of places will want to do a phone interview first, and if they are still interested, have you come out.


Thanks for the heads up. So the phone interview is essentially the screener?



Yeah, pretty much. Some firms will do a Skype interview instead. But if they are interested, it will be a fairly quick response to your application.


Even if the application materials are sent in mid-July?

I appreciate all the input, everyone.

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Re: Mass Mailing Response Question

Postby kalvano » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
kalvano wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
kalvano wrote:They will probably call you if they are interested. Indicate in your cover letter if you are willing to travel for a screener interview. But in my experience, a lot of places will want to do a phone interview first, and if they are still interested, have you come out.


Thanks for the heads up. So the phone interview is essentially the screener?



Yeah, pretty much. Some firms will do a Skype interview instead. But if they are interested, it will be a fairly quick response to your application.


Even if the application materials are sent in mid-July?

I appreciate all the input, everyone.



Mid-July may take a little longer. End of July and into August is the busy season.

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Re: Mass Mailing Response Question

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
kalvano wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
kalvano wrote:They will probably call you if they are interested. Indicate in your cover letter if you are willing to travel for a screener interview. But in my experience, a lot of places will want to do a phone interview first, and if they are still interested, have you come out.


Thanks for the heads up. So the phone interview is essentially the screener?



Yeah, pretty much. Some firms will do a Skype interview instead. But if they are interested, it will be a fairly quick response to your application.


Even if the application materials are sent in mid-July?

I appreciate all the input, everyone.


I'm at a lower T-14 with extremely strong florida ties, good amount above median. Sent out stuff to the big FL firms about a week and a half ago. So far got emails acknowledging they had received my app and asking me which office I had a preference for from greenberg and gunster. Got an interview request from Bilzin. Silence from the rest, probably gonna follow up with them later this week with an updated resume (to reflect journal). I doubt I'm a candidate who S.Fl. big law would flat out ignore or reject and I haven't heard back from a good amount of firms, so I wouldn't worry. When I talked to Bilzin, they said they try not to interview before their summer programs end so they may be waiting till then to get back to you. Good luck.

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Re: Mass Mailing Response Question

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:59 pm

[/quote] I'm at a lower T-14 with extremely strong florida ties, good amount above median. Sent out stuff to the big FL firms about a week and a half ago. So far got emails acknowledging they had received my app and asking me which office I had a preference for from greenberg and gunster. Got an interview request from Bilzin. Silence from the rest, probably gonna follow up with them later this week with an updated resume (to reflect journal). I doubt I'm a candidate who S.Fl. big law would flat out ignore or reject and I haven't heard back from a good amount of firms, so I wouldn't worry. When I talked to Bilzin, they said they try not to interview before their summer programs end so they may be waiting till then to get back to you. Good luck.[/quote]

Have you received any new updates from any of those South Florida firms? Also applied to a few of the South Florida firms (and also at a T14), but so far, radio silence.

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Re: Mass Mailing Response Question

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
I'm at a lower T-14 with extremely strong florida ties, good amount above median. Sent out stuff to the big FL firms about a week and a half ago. So far got emails acknowledging they had received my app and asking me which office I had a preference for from greenberg and gunster. Got an interview request from Bilzin. Silence from the rest, probably gonna follow up with them later this week with an updated resume (to reflect journal). I doubt I'm a candidate who S.Fl. big law would flat out ignore or reject and I haven't heard back from a good amount of firms, so I wouldn't worry. When I talked to Bilzin, they said they try not to interview before their summer programs end so they may be waiting till then to get back to you. Good luck.[/quote]

Have you received any new updates from any of those South Florida firms? Also applied to a few of the South Florida firms (and also at a T14), but so far, radio silence.[/quote]


Got CBs at Greenberg, Akerman and Bilzin next week. Also a lunch interview with Fowler White Boggs. Still nothing from white & case, carlton fields, gunster.

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Re: Mass Mailing Response Question

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:43 pm

also was wondering what type of responses to expect from firms when mass mailing. if they are rejecting you do they send you an email to let you know or do you just never hear from them? also, around when do you usually hear back if they are interested in interviewing you...

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Re: Mass Mailing Response Question

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:also was wondering what type of responses to expect from firms when mass mailing. if they are rejecting you do they send you an email to let you know or do you just never hear from them? also, around when do you usually hear back if they are interested in interviewing you...


Also wondering about this. I'm guessing rejects are either through e-mail or standard mail. Based on another thread, it seems like people are already getting interview requests, so some firms seem to be moving pretty fast, though it probably depends on the market as well.

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Re: Mass Mailing Response Question

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
I'm at a lower T-14 with extremely strong florida ties, good amount above median. Sent out stuff to the big FL firms about a week and a half ago. So far got emails acknowledging they had received my app and asking me which office I had a preference for from greenberg and gunster. Got an interview request from Bilzin. Silence from the rest, probably gonna follow up with them later this week with an updated resume (to reflect journal). I doubt I'm a candidate who S.Fl. big law would flat out ignore or reject and I haven't heard back from a good amount of firms, so I wouldn't worry. When I talked to Bilzin, they said they try not to interview before their summer programs end so they may be waiting till then to get back to you. Good luck.


Have you received any new updates from any of those South Florida firms? Also applied to a few of the South Florida firms (and also at a T14), but so far, radio silence.[/quote]


Got CBs at Greenberg, Akerman and Bilzin next week. Also a lunch interview with Fowler White Boggs. Still nothing from white & case, carlton fields, gunster.[/quote]


Oh wow that's awesome, congrats! The only place I've heard from was Greenberg, and they just sent me a vague e-mail. Curious....did Greenberg call you when they gave you the callback, or e-mail?

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Re: Mass Mailing Response Question

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
I'm at a lower T-14 with extremely strong florida ties, good amount above median. Sent out stuff to the big FL firms about a week and a half ago. So far got emails acknowledging they had received my app and asking me which office I had a preference for from greenberg and gunster. Got an interview request from Bilzin. Silence from the rest, probably gonna follow up with them later this week with an updated resume (to reflect journal). I doubt I'm a candidate who S.Fl. big law would flat out ignore or reject and I haven't heard back from a good amount of firms, so I wouldn't worry. When I talked to Bilzin, they said they try not to interview before their summer programs end so they may be waiting till then to get back to you. Good luck.


Have you received any new updates from any of those South Florida firms? Also applied to a few of the South Florida firms (and also at a T14), but so far, radio silence.



Got CBs at Greenberg, Akerman and Bilzin next week. Also a lunch interview with Fowler White Boggs. Still nothing from white & case, carlton fields, gunster.[/quote]


Oh wow that's awesome, congrats! The only place I've heard from was Greenberg, and they just sent me a vague e-mail. Curious....did Greenberg call you when they gave you the callback, or e-mail?[/quote]


Email, then they took about a week to get back to me after I responded to set a date. Got a call to set the date. Call from bilzin for the interview. Same from akerman. Email from fowler white.

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Re: Mass Mailing Response Question

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
I'm at a lower T-14 with extremely strong florida ties, good amount above median. Sent out stuff to the big FL firms about a week and a half ago. So far got emails acknowledging they had received my app and asking me which office I had a preference for from greenberg and gunster. Got an interview request from Bilzin. Silence from the rest, probably gonna follow up with them later this week with an updated resume (to reflect journal). I doubt I'm a candidate who S.Fl. big law would flat out ignore or reject and I haven't heard back from a good amount of firms, so I wouldn't worry. When I talked to Bilzin, they said they try not to interview before their summer programs end so they may be waiting till then to get back to you. Good luck.


Have you received any new updates from any of those South Florida firms? Also applied to a few of the South Florida firms (and also at a T14), but so far, radio silence.



Got CBs at Greenberg, Akerman and Bilzin next week. Also a lunch interview with Fowler White Boggs. Still nothing from white & case, carlton fields, gunster.



Oh wow that's awesome, congrats! The only place I've heard from was Greenberg, and they just sent me a vague e-mail. Curious....did Greenberg call you when they gave you the callback, or e-mail?[/quote]


Email, then they took about a week to get back to me after I responded to set a date. Got a call to set the date. Call from bilzin for the interview. Same from akerman. Email from fowler white.[/quote]


Thanks for the info. Congrats! Good luck on those interviews =)




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