OCI screening interviews - should I write thank you notes?

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Re: OCI screening interviews - should I write thank you notes?

Postby de5igual » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:30 pm

2014utLaw wrote:So, the consensus for UT is yes for TY notes after screeners? I'm pretty sure we're south of the Mason-Dixon line.


No TY notes post screeners; maybe after a callback depending on how well you clicked.

I wrote TY notes post callback for most firms--especially towards the beginning. I then got lazy. Ended up summering at one where I did and one where I didn't.

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Re: OCI screening interviews - should I write thank you notes?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:08 pm

In a discussion about screeners, a Weil (NY) partner matter of factly stated to a friend of mine that she had two pet peeves, one of which was people not sending thank you notes post interviews.

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Re: OCI screening interviews - should I write thank you notes?

Postby gdane » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:45 pm

I don't understand why you wouldn't. I sent thank you emails not only to my interviewers, but also to the recruiters. All have sent me back very kind responses.

I'll report back if I get any callbacks.

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Re: OCI screening interviews - should I write thank you notes?

Postby ilovesf » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:14 pm

gdane wrote:I don't understand why you wouldn't. I sent thank you emails not only to my interviewers, but also to the recruiters. All have sent me back very kind responses.

I'll report back if I get any callbacks.

how have your interviews been going? feeling better?

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Re: OCI screening interviews - should I write thank you notes?

Postby gdane » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:24 pm

They went well. Now just waiting for a cb.

Thank you for asking. I appreciate it.

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Re: OCI screening interviews - should I write thank you notes?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:23 pm

The only thank you note I sent was to follow up on a question I couldn't answer during the interview on Tuesday. I sent it about 2 hours after the interview. I got a call back next day.

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Re: OCI screening interviews - should I write thank you notes?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:06 am

I didn't write a single thank-you note at OCI even though our Career Services told us we should. I had mediocre grades at a lower T14, no work experience, and got 12 callbacks. Don't write a thank you after a screener. After a callback is up for debate, I'm still not going to.

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Re: OCI screening interviews - should I write thank you notes?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:11 am

By the time they get your thank you note they probably already filled out their evaluation. Plus ultimately the decision to CB/Offer is up to the "hiring committee"...whoever they are.

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Re: OCI screening interviews - should I write thank you notes?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:18 am

Anonymous User wrote:I didn't write a single thank-you note at OCI even though our Career Services told us we should. I had mediocre grades at a lower T14, no work experience, and got 12 callbacks. Don't write a thank you after a screener. After a callback is up for debate, I'm still not going to.


I generally agree with this. I send thank yous after screeners very sparingly if I can tell the interviewers would appreciate them (e.g. smaller firm, market consideration, just a general-vibe). However, I've gotten CBs from firms w/o thank yous too so that's that.

Our Career Services said to send thank yous during OCI too. To me this is pretty irrational sending like 10 thank yous a day (that are proofread to hell b/c of grammar dinging a candidate) and some in the afternoon after a 9AM interview when they've probably made up their mind already.

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Re: OCI screening interviews - should I write thank you notes?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:52 pm

this is a resounding no

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Re: OCI screening interviews - should I write thank you notes?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:56 pm

gdane wrote:They went well. Now just waiting for a cb.

Thank you for asking. I appreciate it.


I have not written a single thank you note throughout the process. 13 callbacks (have gone on 5), and 3 offer so far. Lawyers, particularly at big law firms, are busy and don't want a thank you email.

It can't help you, but it can certainly hurt you if you send one with a spelling error, etc.




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