How many firms should I mass-mail?

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How many firms should I mass-mail?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:00 am

I'm top 20% at DCNG and I've been mass-mailing all week and have hit about 25 firms. How do I know when I can stop? (I find adapting cover letters and doing those inane online forms to be incredibly tedious.)

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Re: How many firms should I mass-mail?

Postby letsdoit » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:05 am

Anonymous User wrote:I'm top 20% at DCNG and I've been mass-mailing all week and have hit about 25 firms. How do I know when I can stop? (I find adapting cover letters and doing those inane online forms to be incredibly tedious.)


Stop once you get an offer. Seriously, better safe than sorry.

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Re: How many firms should I mass-mail?

Postby romothesavior » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:09 am

Anonymous User wrote:I'm top 20% at DCNG and I've been mass-mailing all week and have hit about 25 firms. How do I know when I can stop? (I find adapting cover letters and doing those inane online forms to be incredibly tedious.)

That's because it is incredibly tedious. I'd keep doing a couple a day until OCI. Better to over mail than wait and then scramble after a strikeout at OCI. Your odds of a job at OCI are pretty high, but I'd keep going.

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Re: How many firms should I mass-mail?

Postby sambeber » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:18 am

letsdoit wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I'm top 20% at DCNG and I've been mass-mailing all week and have hit about 25 firms. How do I know when I can stop? (I find adapting cover letters and doing those inane online forms to be incredibly tedious.)


Stop once you get an offer. Seriously, better safe than sorry.

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Re: How many firms should I mass-mail?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:24 am

What online forms are you talking about? We can't just email cover letter, resume and transcript?

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Re: How many firms should I mass-mail?

Postby adammac17 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:26 am

Anonymous User wrote:What online forms are you talking about? We can't just email cover letter, resume and transcript?


Alot of firms have an online application form they prefer/require you to apply through.

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Re: How many firms should I mass-mail?

Postby sambeber » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:26 am

edit: scooped

Also: someone should consider putting together a TLS list of firms that require you to apply online. I'd contribute what I've found thus far.
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Re: How many firms should I mass-mail?

Postby monkey85 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:27 am

romothesavior wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I'm top 20% at DCNG and I've been mass-mailing all week and have hit about 25 firms. How do I know when I can stop? (I find adapting cover letters and doing those inane online forms to be incredibly tedious.)

That's because it is incredibly tedious. I'd keep doing a couple a day until OCI. Better to over mail than wait and then scramble after a strikeout at OCI. Your odds of a job at OCI are pretty high, but I'd keep going.


Have you gotten your list of OCI screeners yet?

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Re: How many firms should I mass-mail?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:54 am

OP here--no, I haven't. I plan to mass-mail all of the firms I bid on but didn't get screeners for, which is TCR, right?




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