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how to email a former interviewer

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:05 pm

Hi guys, I am a 3L still looking for employment. I want to email a partner that interviewed me for a SA back in 2L and I am wondering how I should go about it? We emailed back and forth for a little bit(and he said to contact him if I was looking for position by the time I was graduating) but have not talked for about a year now. This seems very awkward to me, any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: how to email a former interviewer

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:58 pm

This is understandably a difficult thing to do. However, know that you are not the only person doing this -- there are other doing the exact same thing right now. Toughen up. There's no shame. Your back is against the wall, just do it, tactfully.

IMO - Something to the effect of "I hope this note finds you well. Thank you for all your advice regarding XYZ. I wanted to give you an update on my progress, and was hoping we can discuss more about XYZ." Deemphasize the time gap between the last contact, and just try to pick up where things left off. Perhaps mention some specifics about previous conversation that will help jog his memory about you.

Everything will be OK. Look at it from a risk/reward perspective. There's very little downside. Just do it.

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Re: how to email a former interviewer

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:06 pm

OP here, really appreciate the helpful response! So would you guys say it is alright for me to ask about jobs on my first email instead of just saying hi?




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