Anonymous User wrote:
I agree with this. Our career services is helpful in some areas, less so in others - but it absolutely cannot hurt to be friendly with them. I keep checking in so I'm on their minds if any firms reach out.
Some CSO are useless. I asked mine what they could do to help and if they ever got contacted by firms looking for resumes and if so if they would consider forwarding mine. They referred me to Symplicity. Not all CSO are useful and some give actively bad advice (mine).
Also I just don't get some of the anonymity that goes on here...
I understand that. I just don't think it hurts to be friendly with them (and if you know they give bad advice, just double check what they say elsewhere), and some are helpful. There are some things you can only get through them (such as employers asking for resumes but not posting on symplicity or certain connections).
I am anonymous because it would be pretty easy to piece together who I am from my posts. While going through the job search, I'd really rather avoid it. I was actually able to figure out from just anonymous posts in one thread that the poster of a number of them was someone I know at school. I would rather not have that happen, particularly when you can link my posts together through my username, and particularly since that would "out" my position and methods in some cases. Maybe some people care less about this, but I'd really like to avoid it.
Anonymous User wrote:anybody have a template for what a follow-up/in the area email should look like?
I have no idea how good or bad mine is, but I've just been sending an email on the same email chain (with original attachments). I think it's more important just to get in front of them again than to say anything meaningful, because I have nothing to update. The email essentially says that I know they are busy but want to restate my interest and check in on my application. It's all of two sentences long.
I've received some bites back from it, so I think it at least isn't hurting me! I've also been waiting longer than 1-2 weeks to follow up. I think the quickest I've followed up was 2.5 weeks.