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Re: Reminder: Stop reading tea leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby spleenworship » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:After sending around 40 mass mails, I realize that my standard opening line had a typo. A MOTHER FUCKING TYPO!


Sorry bro.

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Re: Reminder: Stop reading tea leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Tom Joad » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:After sending around 40 mass mails, I realize that my standard opening line had a typo. A MOTHER FUCKING TYPO!

FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU-

Sorry, mane.

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Re: Reminder: Stop reading tea leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby swimmer11 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Just called some firms and made up a reason I'll be in the area next week. We'll see how that goes.

ETA: Just thought I would share that several firms told me that they would be starting to look at mass mail in the next 1-2 weeks.


What area brotha?

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Re: Reminder: Stop reading tea leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby a male human » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:After sending around 40 mass mails, I realize that my standard opening line had a typo. A MOTHER FUCKING TYPO!

This is worse than dating a cover letter with 2012 instead of 2013.

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Re: Reminder: Stop reading tea leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:46 pm

a male human wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:After sending around 40 mass mails, I realize that my standard opening line had a typo. A MOTHER FUCKING TYPO!

This is worse than dating a cover letter with 2012 instead of 2013.

OP - yeah it blows. I'm sure that makes me a 100% auto reject from these places that I would already have the odds heavily stacked against me.


Funny enough, when I did spot the situation, I sent out a few more errorless e-mails today and got a favorable response. Go figure.

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Re: Reminder: Stop reading tea leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:56 pm

swimmer11 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just called some firms and made up a reason I'll be in the area next week. We'll see how that goes.

ETA: Just thought I would share that several firms told me that they would be starting to look at mass mail in the next 1-2 weeks.


What area brotha?



DC

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Re: Reminder: Stop reading tea leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby spleenworship » Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:54 am

Anonymous User wrote:
a male human wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:After sending around 40 mass mails, I realize that my standard opening line had a typo. A MOTHER FUCKING TYPO!

This is worse than dating a cover letter with 2012 instead of 2013.

OP - yeah it blows. I'm sure that makes me a 100% auto reject from these places that I would already have the odds heavily stacked against me.


Funny enough, when I did spot the situation, I sent out a few more errorless e-mails today and got a favorable response. Go figure.


Gratz!

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Re: Reminder: Stop reading tea leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:21 pm

For those who've gotten mass mail responses, how long did it take? 1-2 weeks?

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Re: Reminder: Stop reading tea leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby hoos89 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:20 pm

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Re: Reminder: Stop reading tea leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby oblig.lawl.ref » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For those who've gotten mass mail responses, how long did it take? 1-2 weeks?


For me, positive responses (screener/callbacK) have come same day or within a day or two of the email. Maybe one came a few days later. I don't think I've had any positive responses after a couple weeks. I get a lot of rejections 2-3 weeks later though.

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Re: Reminder: Stop reading tea leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:06 pm

oblig.lawl.ref wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:For those who've gotten mass mail responses, how long did it take? 1-2 weeks?


For me, positive responses (screener/callbacK) have come same day or within a day or two of the email. Maybe one came a few days later. I don't think I've had any positive responses after a couple weeks. I get a lot of rejections 2-3 weeks later though.

my experience has been largely the opposite

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Re: Reminder: Stop reading tea leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:54 pm

Today I received an invitation to interview "when I'm in the area" from a Wilmington firm (I'm about 800 miles away). That firm happens to be one floor below the one I did a callback for back in August. Not only that, but the security guard accidentally told me the wrong floor, so I have actually been in the office of this firm.

Also, a question: this letter says "you will be meeting with several lawyers for a complete interview experience." Am I to assume that this is effectively a callback that I pay for?


ETA: This is the first interview invitation I've received via snail mail. I seriously almost threw it away and then did a double take.

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Re: Reminder: Stop reading tea leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby goldeneye » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Today I received an invitation to interview "when I'm in the area" from a Wilmington firm (I'm about 800 miles away). That firm happens to be one floor below the one I did a callback for back in August. Not only that, but the security guard accidentally told me the wrong floor, so I have actually been in the office of this firm.

Also, a question: this letter says "you will be meeting with several lawyers for a complete interview experience." Am I to assume that this is effectively a callback that I pay for?


ETA: This is the first interview invitation I've received via snail mail. I seriously almost threw it away and then did a double take.


If you don't have a job, I would go if you can find the money. Ask friends, family, whatever. It sounds worth it.

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Re: Reminder: Stop reading tea leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:15 pm

Oh I'm absolutely going, no doubts about it. And I'm going to do everything I can to churn up interviews in the Philly/Wilmington area in the meantime (my dad is from Philly and family still in the area so I actually have ties).

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Re: Reminder: Stop reading tea leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Hipster but Athletic » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:17 pm

I love getting responses, thanks to my use of launchpad, that the program I applied to does t exist :lol:

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Re: Reminder: Stop reading tea leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby hoos89 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:32 pm

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Re: Reminder: Stop reading tea leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Today I received an invitation to interview "when I'm in the area" from a Wilmington firm (I'm about 800 miles away). That firm happens to be one floor below the one I did a callback for back in August. Not only that, but the security guard accidentally told me the wrong floor, so I have actually been in the office of this firm.

Also, a question: this letter says "you will be meeting with several lawyers for a complete interview experience." Am I to assume that this is effectively a callback that I pay for?


ETA: This is the first interview invitation I've received via snail mail. I seriously almost threw it away and then did a double take.

Lol I bet this is my firm. And it's both above AND below the firm you CB'd at, the main lobby being below.

I paid for my CB there and got an offer (obviously).

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Re: Reminder: Stop reading tea leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Oh I'm absolutely going, no doubts about it. And I'm going to do everything I can to churn up interviews in the Philly/Wilmington area in the meantime (my dad is from Philly and family still in the area so I actually have ties).


Turns out they sent the letter in late August (I didn't check the date) and now they're not sure if they'll have room. Thanks USPS for getting me this YESTERDAY.

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Re: Reminder: Stop reading tea leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:12 pm

got my Williams & Connolly LLP rejection letter today... 8)


(had zero percent chance, LOL)

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Re: Reminder: Stop reading tea leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby spleenworship » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Oh I'm absolutely going, no doubts about it. And I'm going to do everything I can to churn up interviews in the Philly/Wilmington area in the meantime (my dad is from Philly and family still in the area so I actually have ties).


Turns out they sent the letter in late August (I didn't check the date) and now they're not sure if they'll have room. Thanks USPS for getting me this YESTERDAY.

Dude, that blows. Sorry to hear.

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Re: Reminder: Stop reading tea leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:22 pm

spleenworship wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Oh I'm absolutely going, no doubts about it. And I'm going to do everything I can to churn up interviews in the Philly/Wilmington area in the meantime (my dad is from Philly and family still in the area so I actually have ties).


Turns out they sent the letter in late August (I didn't check the date) and now they're not sure if they'll have room. Thanks USPS for getting me this YESTERDAY.

Dude, that blows. Sorry to hear.


Fortunately I got an interview request via e-mail from a Chicago firm this morning so that softens the blow a bit.
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Re: Reminder: Stop reading tea leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:24 pm

I'm averaging 1 rejection email an hour.

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Re: Reminder: Stop reading tea leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:29 pm

Who should you email if the firm's website lists a different recruiting contact for each office?
Should I email each office individually or is that obnoxious?

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Re: Reminder: Stop reading tea leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Who should you email if the firm's website lists a different recruiting contact for each office?
Should I email each office individually or is that obnoxious?

email individually

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Re: Reminder: Stop reading tea leaves; Start Mass Mailing

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:27 pm

Has anyone ever gotten a positive response from a generic online application? Some of the firms I have mass mailed made me fill out an application on their website. How long generally does it take to hear back from that? Should I contact them soon?




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