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cover letter for screening?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:51 pm

If the firm never requests a cover letter on symplicity, should I still bring one to the screening interview?

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Re: cover letter for screening?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:53 pm

And same for references.

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Re: cover letter for screening?

Postby Haymarket » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:03 pm

Do not write a cover letter or bring a list of references you do not already have for a firm that does not ask for them.

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Re: cover letter for screening?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:09 pm

what about writing samples?

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Haymarket
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Re: cover letter for screening?

Postby Haymarket » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:what about writing samples?


Did they ask for one? Things that you already have (writing sample, reference list, transcript, and resume), you should have extra copies with you for every interview. But if they don't ask for it, then don't go out of your way to have it ready. Is this really that difficult?

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Re: cover letter for screening?

Postby shock259 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:17 pm

I've had one firm ask for a writing sample even though they never said they would online. It was nice that I had one handy. But don't waste time making cover letters. They definitely won't ask for those. The point of a cover letter is to get you an interview. You already have that.

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Re: cover letter for screening?

Postby TheFactor » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:03 am

Haymarket wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:what about writing samples?


Did they ask for one? Things that you already have (writing sample, reference list, transcript, and resume), you should have extra copies with you for every interview. But if they don't ask for it, then don't go out of your way to have it ready. Is this really that difficult?

you must have lots of friends, bro

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Re: cover letter for screening?

Postby chrisbru » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:24 am

TheFactor wrote:
Haymarket wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:what about writing samples?


Did they ask for one? Things that you already have (writing sample, reference list, transcript, and resume), you should have extra copies with you for every interview. But if they don't ask for it, then don't go out of your way to have it ready. Is this really that difficult?

you must have lots of friends, bro


I thought his answer was spot on, and not really that jackass-ish.




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