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Any Responses from Thank You Emails?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:06 pm

Hey all,

When you have emailed your interviewers to say thank you etc, have you gotten any responses? If yes/no did you get an offer from that firm? Thanks.

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Re: Any Responses from Thank You Emails?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:07 pm

3 firms thank you'd.
1 complete silence (still waiting to hear)
other 2, one response (rejected at both). >.<

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Re: Any Responses from Thank You Emails?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Hey all,

When you have emailed your interviewers to say thank you etc, have you gotten any responses? If yes/no did you get an offer from that firm? Thanks.


3L here. I only sent thank-you emails after one callback. Got a response from one of my five interviewers. Got an offer. But also got offers at firms whose attorneys I never sent one thank-you email to.

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Re: Any Responses from Thank You Emails?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:12 pm

My school advises against sending thank yous at any point in this process. Maybe I'm just drinking our Kool-Aid but I think that's the way to go?

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Re: Any Responses from Thank You Emails?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:My school advises against sending thank yous at any point in this process. Maybe I'm just drinking our Kool-Aid but I think that's the way to go?


I can understand that thinking for a lot of reasons.

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Re: Any Responses from Thank You Emails?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:31 pm

I sent out at least one thank you (in some cases four) for each callback I had. I'm 5/5 for offers.

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Re: Any Responses from Thank You Emails?

Postby alicrimson » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Hey all,

When you have emailed your interviewers to say thank you etc, have you gotten any responses? If yes/no did you get an offer from that firm? Thanks.



I did a lot of handwritten cards. I sent emails to one firm and they told me that I was a finalist and to push hard for a job when I came back. I still haven't heard from them about coming back...

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Re: Any Responses from Thank You Emails?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:00 am

I've sent thank you notes to every interviewer, and have sometimes gotten responses. Doesn't seem to be a correlation between whether they responded and whether I got an offer (but small sample size). Still, I think it's important to send them! They spent time that they could have been actually doing their work to give you an opportunity, and it's only polite to express your appreciation for that.

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Re: Any Responses from Thank You Emails?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:16 pm

I'm an interviewer. Sometimes I respond to thank you emails and sometimes I don't. It has nothing to do with whether or not I like the candidate and everything to do with how busy I am at that particular moment.

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Re: Any Responses from Thank You Emails?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:22 pm

6/6 on CBs --> Offers so far. No thank yous at screener or CB phase. In fact, during one interview, I had one attorney explicitly say that s/he hated receiving thank you emails. My .02, FWIW.

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Re: Any Responses from Thank You Emails?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:29 pm

8 offers, including 4 v10 firms. Didn't send a single thank you at any point in the process.
Hasn't seemed to hurt me much, FWIW.

Anonymous User wrote:6/6 on CBs --> Offers so far. No thank yous at screener or CB phase. In fact, during one interview, I had one attorney explicitly say that s/he hated receiving thank you emails. My .02, FWIW.


How did hating thank you notes come up in an interview?

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Re: Any Responses from Thank You Emails?

Postby r6_philly » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:57 pm

It's a personal preference. I expect people I interview send them to me (yes I am old fashioned when it comes to hiring in my previous career), so I will do what I expect. But I don't think it has any bearing on your candidacy. I get response on about 90% of them, some times it will take a while.

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Re: Any Responses from Thank You Emails?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:31 am

Anonymous User wrote:8 offers, including 4 v10 firms. Didn't send a single thank you at any point in the process.
Hasn't seemed to hurt me much, FWIW.

Anonymous User wrote:6/6 on CBs --> Offers so far. No thank yous at screener or CB phase. In fact, during one interview, I had one attorney explicitly say that s/he hated receiving thank you emails. My .02, FWIW.


How did hating thank you notes come up in an interview?


Not to hijack the thread but how the hell did you have the patience to get 8 offers? I cancelled most of my CBs after the 2nd offer. WHERE DO YOU FIND THE MOTIVATION TO KEEP INTERVIEWING?!?!

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Re: Any Responses from Thank You Emails?

Postby tengorazon » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:21 am

I hardly ever respond to them unless someone asks me a question. I'm also not offended if I never receive one. Conversely, I have had a partner tell me that he thought someone's thank-you e-mail was "trying too hard."

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Re: Any Responses from Thank You Emails?

Postby Old Gregg » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:28 am

If there is any controversy as to whether thank you emails are necessary for callbacks, they are absolutely not necessary for screeners. Jesus.

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Re: Any Responses from Thank You Emails?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:15 pm

I apologize if the answer to this question is obvious, but one of my CB's (new lateral partner at the firm) said as we were walking to the next interview "and don't worry about sending me a "thank you" email.

Now, not reading into what that means for my employment, BUT is that actually "don't send me a thank you," or is this akin to "no birthday gifts this year."

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Re: Any Responses from Thank You Emails?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I apologize if the answer to this question is obvious, but one of my CB's (new lateral partner at the firm) said as we were walking to the next interview "and don't worry about sending me a "thank you" email.

Now, not reading into what that means for my employment, BUT is that actually "don't send me a thank you," or is this akin to "no birthday gifts this year."

I had two interviewers explicitly tell me no thank yous necessary. Got an offer, and they're basically begging me to come there. I think if they say that, they mean it. Otherwise, they'll think you didn't listen or are just a complete suckup.

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Re: Any Responses from Thank You Emails?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I apologize if the answer to this question is obvious, but one of my CB's (new lateral partner at the firm) said as we were walking to the next interview "and don't worry about sending me a "thank you" email.

Now, not reading into what that means for my employment, BUT is that actually "don't send me a thank you," or is this akin to "no birthday gifts this year."

I would take what he said at face value.

I recently had a CB where I connected with some, but not all, of the interviewers on a more personal level. In any case, I sent an email to the recruiter, and asked her to extend my thanks to my interviewers. Partly it was because the recruiter had been nice enough to give me some times about the particular interviewers before the interview, which was a nice thing to do. The recruiter emailed me back within the hour with a response (and an updated timeline on their decision process).

Anyway, the timeline extends into next week on the response, so I can't say whether a response means anything. I would say just don't bother trying to read anything into it. The die has been cast. You'll either get an offer or a rejection. Best to move on an put your time and energy on husting for another opportunity.




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