Calling during mass mail

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lawskyandhutch
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Calling during mass mail

Postby lawskyandhutch » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:00 am

If a firm doesn't respond to me after I've emailed them a cover letter, resume, etc., is it OK to call them? How long should I wait between emailing and calling? What do I say in the phone call?

I seem not to be getting many responses from firms that I'm emailing, even when I seem to be a pretty good fit gpa-wise and school-wise.

Thanks in advance.

igo2northwestern
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Re: Calling during mass mail

Postby igo2northwestern » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:15 am

Most firms are right in the middle of OCI right now, so I'm not sure how receptive they would be. As to firms that do not interview at your school, I suppose you can give it a shot.

I'd say 2 weeks between e-mail and phone call.

lawskyandhutch
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Re: Calling during mass mail

Postby lawskyandhutch » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:21 am

Thanks!

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Re: Calling during mass mail

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:20 am

Call within a week. No worries there. You need to be active. Calling makes the firm think of you more than just a "mass mailer" and someone who is actually serious.

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Re: Calling during mass mail

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:34 am

If you call now, just know that the call will probably go straight to voice mail. I called a bunch of firms, and it did nothing for me (accept hasten a few rejections).

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Re: Calling during mass mail

Postby badaboom61 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:39 am

Anonymous User wrote:If you call now, just know that the call will probably go straight to voice mail. I called a bunch of firms, and it did nothing for me (accept hasten a few rejections).


This. I called 15 firms that I was interested in. Only one person actually answered and she just sounded annoyed.




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