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Send cover letter?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:14 pm

On a small firm's website, it only says "send resume to managing partner, here." Should I send a cover letter with? or include something similar in the email?

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Re: Send cover letter?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:46 am

Anybody?

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Re: Send cover letter?

Postby atcushman » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:54 am

I dont know if its right or not but I have been sending cover letter and resume as a pdf attachment and writing another brief basically short version cover letter in the body of the email even when they only ask for resume. I have gotten some bites from it...worst that can happen is they dont read the cover letter.

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Re: Send cover letter?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:59 am

Okay, better safe than sorry. Quick question: is there a more cordial way of starting emails? I feel like "Hello," isn't elegant, professional, nor inviting.

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Re: Send cover letter?

Postby atcushman » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:14 am

Anonymous User wrote:Okay, better safe than sorry. Quick question: is there a more cordial way of starting emails? I feel like "Hello," isn't elegant, professional, nor inviting.


uuhhh never really thought of it I just start with a generic

Mr. X,

I am currently a 1L and would love it if you paid me to hang out at your firm this summer blah blah blah....

Truth is none of them care they just want to see that you can string sentences together I was told to think of it as another shot at a writing sample

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Re: Send cover letter?

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:14 am

Anonymous User wrote:Okay, better safe than sorry. Quick question: is there a more cordial way of starting emails? I feel like "Hello," isn't elegant, professional, nor inviting.

Start them the way you'd start a business letter, addressed to a specific person:

Dear Ms./Mr. Smith:

Since you're sending it to the managing partner, presumably you know their name.

And our career office says to send the cover letter as the email body, with resume attached as a PDF.

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Re: Send cover letter?

Postby atcushman » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:15 am

sup brah:

also credited

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Re: Send cover letter?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:19 am

-_____- too late. Sent:

Dear Mr. X,

I am currently a first year student at Princeton Law. I am writing to express my interest in a summer position with Sullivan & Hastings because of its recognized presence in the Asian-American community. I have attached a copy of my resume for your consideration and look forward to hearing from you.

Respectfully,

K.

I mean, it only asked for a resume. If anything, I'm guilty of following the instructions.




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