mass mailing firms when they have an "online application"

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mass mailing firms when they have an "online application"

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:34 pm

When firms have an "online application", where they expect you to fill in all sorts of forms that basically rehashes your resume, and wants you to upload your resume, transcript, etc., is it absolutely necessary to apply this way rather than just sending your resume, transcript, cover letter, etc in an email to the specific office's recruiting contact?

it's so much easier to just write the cover letter in the body of an email, attach the resume, transcripts etc., and sent it to the contact. thoughts? can i get away with doing this?

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Re: mass mailing firms when they have an "online application"

Postby Pokemon » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:When firms have an "online application", where they expect you to fill in all sorts of forms that basically rehashes your resume, and wants you to upload your resume, transcript, etc., is it absolutely necessary to apply this way rather than just sending your resume, transcript, cover letter, etc in an email to the specific office's recruiting contact?

it's so much easier to just write the cover letter in the body of an email, attach the resume, transcripts etc., and sent it to the contact. thoughts? can i get away with doing this?


Send an email and if they respond telling you to apply through their system, apply via their system.
Also, do realize that law firm applications via the website are much easier than other industry applications. They barely ask 5-6 questions and then just tell you to paste your resume.




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