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mass mailing for below median

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:53 pm

I know everyone keeps saying to mass mail, but it seems like the only people who get bites off that are those with good grades. I am below median and feel that mass mailing might be a waste of time because there's no way firms would select my application from their huge pile with others who have way better grades.
I know it's better to go for it then not, but mass mailing takes time due to personalizing cover letters and I'd rather spend my time doing something that could be more effective.

Is mass mailing really worth it for those below median?
Which firms should I mass mail, are there any in particular that would give my resume a look even with my grades? (I have an international background if that helps).
Are there any other ways I can get interviews other than mass mailing that are more helpful for those with low grades?

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goldeneye
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Re: mass mailing for below median

Postby goldeneye » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:00 pm

You answered your own question. How else do you think you'll get interviews? Keep mailing. Or drop out.
Last edited by goldeneye on Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: mass mailing for below median

Postby Pokemon » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I know everyone keeps saying to mass mail, but it seems like the only people who get bites off that are those with good grades. I am below median and feel that mass mailing might be a waste of time because there's no way firms would select my application from their huge pile with others who have way better grades.
I know it's better to go for it then not, but mass mailing takes time due to personalizing cover letters and I'd rather spend my time doing something that could be more effective.

Is mass mailing really worth it for those below median?
Which firms should I mass mail, are there any in particular that would give my resume a look even with my grades? (I have an international background if that helps).
Are there any other ways I can get interviews other than mass mailing that are more helpful for those with low grades?


International background as in Europe? Try London...
Other than that, just mass mail... note that outside of NYC it might be hard to break if you are foreign (firms look for ties and I was told this point blank by an attorney). Try focusing slightly more to firms with large international practices so you provide them with a better narrative.




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