Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:24 pm

anyone have a basic template of a cover letter i could borrow? i need to mass mail but i have no idea what to put in my cover letter and its holding me back.

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:11 pm

Got a partner to go to bat for me via MM, but the recruiting manager dinged me :(

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Got a partner to go to bat for me via MM, but the recruiting manager dinged me :(


HR, learn to love them

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:58 pm

Mass Mailing really does work! I'm at a lower T14 with median grades and LR, and have gotten 2 CBs(1 V100, 1 V50) and 2 screeners(1 V30, 1 NLJ 250) from about 75 mailings. Every email I sent was to the recruiting contact NALP had, and my format was cover letter(barely individualized) as the email text with resume and transcript attached as PDFs.

If people want to see my cover letter for ideas, post non-anon below and ask for it so I can Pm you.

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:06 pm

Going to start third-round contacts for firms I've emailed twice with no response.

Whom do I email - a hiring partner, an alum, whomever? And what is the general etiquette?

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:42 am

Mass-mailing today: yay or nay?

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:25 pm

What is the protocol for mass mailing different branches of same firm @ the same time? I got dinged by HQ office, but firm of interest has more than one office in surrounding location, should I mass mail one at a time or all of them? What about if its the same recruiting contact for all?

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What is the protocol for mass mailing different branches of same firm @ the same time? I got dinged by HQ office, but firm of interest has more than one office in surrounding location, should I mass mail one at a time or all of them? What about if its the same recruiting contact for all?


If it's same recruiting contact for all, definitely not, because they may have centralized recruiting.
If not, definitely do it.

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:15 pm

^ There are differing opinions on this. You probably shouldn't pitch different cities really hard to multiple offices of the same firm. Even if the recruiting contacts aren't shared, they can probably see your other cover letters.

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Kratos » Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:11 pm

if you already got dinged from the HQ it's not like you have anything to lose really by reapplying for a different office, even if it's the same recruiter

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:35 pm

Below median at T-14...any luck? The only people I know who are getting responses from mass mailing are median bros with LR or something else that's super special. Seems they just got unlucky and struck out at OCI. The rest of us here are floundering.

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:38 pm

It's rough out here...

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Below median at T-14...any luck? The only people I know who are getting responses from mass mailing are median bros with LR or something else that's super special. Seems they just got unlucky and struck out at OCI. The rest of us here are floundering.


Get out there get out there get out there! Lots of firms are confirming people for offers/acceptances now... which means lots of firms are still looking for people to hire, so get your damn foot in the door! Don't think - apply!

If it makes you feel any better (or worse), out of everyone I know at my CCN maybe 8 out of 10 still have nothing as of yet. No offers, no or few callbacks, nothing.

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:24 pm

Below median at a UT/Vandy. Started mass mailing in mid july and have had NO luck. Mass mailing really seems to only be beneficial to those at median or above.

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:17 pm

Do most firms send some sort of affirmative ding to mass mailers, or do they just give them the silent treatment?

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Kratos » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Do most firms send some sort of affirmative ding to mass mailers, or do they just give them the silent treatment?

there definitely still firms that will just ignore you. but you should follow up until they ding you, really force their hand

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:05 pm

Yesware is telling me that most of my mass mails go unopened, and the ones that are opened maybe only half actually open my resume/transcript/cover letter. I go to CCN, so they likely aren't just rejecting me based on my school (which is the only actual information they have)...what gives? What should I do with these?

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby star fox » Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Yesware is telling me that most of my mass mails go unopened, and the ones that are opened maybe only half actually open my resume/transcript/cover letter. I go to CCN, so they likely aren't just rejecting me based on my school (which is the only actual information they have)...what gives? What should I do with these?

That's just how mass mailing goes I think. Nothing you can do.

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:47 am

It's weird, there's definitely been a few situations where the tracker still said unopened, but I had actually gotten some kind of reply from the individual on the receiving end.

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby 2Llife » Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:48 am

Anonymous User wrote:Mass Mailing really does work! I'm at a lower T14 with median grades and LR, and have gotten 2 CBs(1 V100, 1 V50) and 2 screeners(1 V30, 1 NLJ 250) from about 75 mailings. Every email I sent was to the recruiting contact NALP had, and my format was cover letter(barely individualized) as the email text with resume and transcript attached as PDFs.

If people want to see my cover letter for ideas, post non-anon below and ask for it so I can Pm you.


Hey I would love to see your cover letter.. thanks!

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Chrstgtr » Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:13 am

Anonymous User wrote:Mass Mailing really does work! I'm at a lower T14 with median grades and LR, and have gotten 2 CBs(1 V100, 1 V50) and 2 screeners(1 V30, 1 NLJ 250) from about 75 mailings. Every email I sent was to the recruiting contact NALP had, and my format was cover letter(barely individualized) as the email text with resume and transcript attached as PDFs.

If people want to see my cover letter for ideas, post non-anon below and ask for it so I can Pm you.


help

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby theinternetiscool » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:37 am

2Llife wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Mass Mailing really does work! I'm at a lower T14 with median grades and LR, and have gotten 2 CBs(1 V100, 1 V50) and 2 screeners(1 V30, 1 NLJ 250) from about 75 mailings. Every email I sent was to the recruiting contact NALP had, and my format was cover letter(barely individualized) as the email text with resume and transcript attached as PDFs.

If people want to see my cover letter for ideas, post non-anon below and ask for it so I can Pm you.


Hey I would love to see your cover letter.. thanks!


Me too

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Manteca » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:43 am

Chrstgtr wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Mass Mailing really does work! I'm at a lower T14 with median grades and LR, and have gotten 2 CBs(1 V100, 1 V50) and 2 screeners(1 V30, 1 NLJ 250) from about 75 mailings. Every email I sent was to the recruiting contact NALP had, and my format was cover letter(barely individualized) as the email text with resume and transcript attached as PDFs.

If people want to see my cover letter for ideas, post non-anon below and ask for it so I can Pm you.


help

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

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Re: Reminder: Stop Reading Tea Leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:29 pm

Consensus is no thank-you emails after callbacks, right? Or is it definite? Or does it depend?

I interviewed with one firm I MM'd, and I really like the firm, but I can't say I had an "exceptional" interaction with any of them. They're a D.C. office, if it makes any difference.




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