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Paranoid

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:13 pm

I am a 1L, and I applied for a summer gig at a wills and estate law firm. They were looking to publish an online blog about wills, and instructions the public can follow to navigate through this difficult area of law. I sent my materials to the firm's partner and got a response asking if I was familiar with WordPress. I responded: "yes, I believe WordPress is one of the blogging platforms that is fairly easy to navigate. Also, per the posting, I am familiar with social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter. Thank you!" I haven't gotten an e-mail yet asking me to come in or anything. Did I insult the firm somehow saying WordPress is easy? I am paranoid.

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Re: Paranoid

Postby horriblegb » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:16 pm

How long ago did this happen?

Chances are you are being paranoid. Firms are always busy and summer people are often low priority

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Re: Paranoid

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:18 pm

It was yesterday lol but the partner replied like instantly to my initial e-mail. I will wait . . . . But what I said wasn't presumptuous or offensive right?

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Re: Paranoid

Postby BigZuck » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:27 pm

You're fine

You're probably just not a priority, give them time to respond

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Re: Paranoid

Postby KM2016 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:50 pm

Holy shit calm down. A partner's world doesn't revolve around answering your email.

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Re: Paranoid

Postby DELG » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:55 pm

This is what we call "reading tea leaves"

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Re: Paranoid

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:31 pm

It's been a week now. The job is said to start in May. Should I wait until later this week to ask if they've culled potential candidates already?

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Re: Paranoid

Postby horriblegb » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:53 pm

I would think you could do a polite follow up email now if you would like

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Re: Paranoid

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:52 pm

I don't think you got this job, but I also don't think it was because of your email.

I do think it sounds like they were looking for someone with experience with WordPress, not someone who has heard of it, which sounds like your situation.




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