Anonymous User wrote: Anonymous User wrote: Anonymous User wrote:
If you are "a very competitive candidate for all
of these firms" then shouldn't you be telling us how we should phrase our follow up letters? I am just saying that if you are going to be a firm partner/overlord of the masses then maybe you should get used to wiping your own --- before telling the world you are a big kid now.
Anonymous User wrote:Ideas for how to phrase a follow up email for a firm I bid on outside of my top 20 that I did not get an interview with? It's easy for the firms that were in the top 20, but how can I tactfully say "I really want to interview with you," even when they know that they weren't in my top 20 firms? I'm a very competitive candidate for all of these firms, if that makes a difference.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
Um, I'm not the OP, but this response is a little ridiculous. It's slightly obnoxious to say yer that "very competitive" candidate, but one could imagine a student with the GPA, etc. to be very competitive at every firm at EIW. And it wouldn't follow that that very competitive person would know the best way to address a cover letter in this admittedly somewhat awkward situation. I don't think OP was trying to be a jerk.
Also not OP, but +1 . This is a place for support, not to take unnecessary umbrage at a legitimate question with no real hints of humble-bragging. OP, even if you weren't super-competitive it'd be worth doing, so the only difference that will make is in the likelihood of them liking your metrics; there's no reason for you to point that out in your letter as they'll see it on your resume/transcript. HTH.
Ok, so I AM the OP, and all I was trying to do by adding that extra bit of info was to indicate that I'm not trying to score an interview with Sullivan & Cromwell, for instance, when I bid at them from median -- which might lead to different advice about how to word such an email. Also, I wouldn't NOT email them if I had different qualifications, clearly, but the phrasing might just be different.
To be clear, when I said I'm competitive for "all of these firms," I merely meant "all" of the firms that I bid on outside my top 20 that I didn't get interviews at -- not every firm at EIW. That's pretty clear if you read my original post.
Anon above: where you got "overlord of the masses"-attitude from, I'm not totally certain, but feel free to think whatever you want, I guess.