Jessuf wrote:1.) How do you suggest I word my e-mail when following up on a screener? I don't have anything new or exciting to add. In addition, what about a CB? Should I just remain silent even if almost two months have passed? I sent something a month ago because I had an update, but no response yet.
2.) Since I struck out at OCI and am done mass mailing in my current market + home secondary, I am now mass mailing all over the country (offices in pretty much every city I'd be ok living in long term). How do I show a desire/willingness to work in a city I don't have ties in?
1) For screener follow-ups, I e-mailed the interviewer directly and basically just said that I enjoyed the interview and was still interested in the firm. You may want to attach your transcript/resume as a reminder. For CB follow-ups, you probably don't need to attach anything, but some type of "I'm still interested in X firm" is probably all you need. At this point, you really don't need anythign to update them with -- this is different than law school applications.
2) I think at this point, you just need to think of some type of convincing reason -- and it can be anything. Do you have close friends in the city? Do you have random distant relatives in the city so you've been there before? Is there a certain type of particular work that the firm does in that city that is particularly compelling? I think you can pretty much just come up with whatever you can along those lines.
Anonymous User wrote:To add to the questions by Jessuf.
I was told by a mass mail screener that I was going to hear by a certain date, but I have not yet heard. That date has passed. Can I contact them reiterating my interest? Should I mention that I am e-mailing them because I expected to hear earlier either way? I do not have anything substantive to add, but I also hate waiting. I also think that I might benefit by being a little pushy cause in order not to look desperate I mentioned other market where I am interviewing.
Had another interview that was not a callback, but not a screener. Meetings with partners that work in the practice areas I am interested. Already thanked them, but is it a good idea to figure from recruiter what I should expect next if things positive. A callback, or offer or what? I simply do not know what to consider what I had with them...
1) I don't think it's pushy if they gave you a date and you haven't heard anything. You don't need to add anything substantive as long as you're not e-mailing all the time.
2) If you met with multiple attorneys, it's probably a CB. I did a bunch of "no screener" interviews, and just treated them like CB's. In the mass mailing stage, most firms (at least from my experience) don't bother with screeners.