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How bad is this?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:59 am

Just got my thank you emails mixed up and sent one to the wrong attorney. Have I screwed up my chances for what was otherwise a great set of interviews?

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Re: How bad is this?

Postby GoneSouth » Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:06 am

We should save this thread as Exhibit A for why you shouldn't send thank you emails.

As for the substance of the question, it's not a good look, but hopefully they already submitted their evaluation of you.

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Re: How bad is this?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:28 am

OP, I did the exact same thing after I had an interview. Person didnt care; i sent a follow-up after i noticed saying ''I realize i misaddressed you, my apologies''. Got a Callback.

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Re: How bad is this?

Postby rpupkin » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:15 am

GoneSouth wrote:We should save this thread as Exhibit A for why you shouldn't send thank you emails.

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Re: How bad is this?

Postby Genius » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:32 am

rpupkin wrote:
GoneSouth wrote:We should save this thread as Exhibit A for why you shouldn't send thank you emails.

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Re: How bad is this?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:34 am

For God's sake people stop sending thank you emails. Everyone I've interviewed so far has sent one, but the only one I remember is the guy who misspelled the firm name.

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Re: How bad is this?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:33 am

I have not sent a single thank you (and have even been told by some of my interviewers not to send one for the listed reason), but I find it odd when an attorney provides their business card at the close of an interview. It seems like they are indicating that they would like a thank-you note.

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Re: How bad is this?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:35 am

Anonymous User wrote:I have not sent a single thank you (and have even been told by some of my interviewers not to send one for the listed reason), but I find it odd when an attorney provides their business card at the close of an interview. It seems like they are indicating that they would like a thank-you note.


No. No they arent. They just want to get to give out business cards.

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Re: How bad is this?

Postby RaceJudicata » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:06 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have not sent a single thank you (and have even been told by some of my interviewers not to send one for the listed reason), but I find it odd when an attorney provides their business card at the close of an interview. It seems like they are indicating that they would like a thank-you note.


No. No they arent. They just want to get to give out business cards.


Yeah, most are tired of looking at the box(es) of them sitting on their desk.

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Re: How bad is this?

Postby malibustacy » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:20 am

Anonymous User wrote:I have not sent a single thank you (and have even been told by some of my interviewers not to send one for the listed reason), but I find it odd when an attorney provides their business card at the close of an interview. It seems like they are indicating that they would like a thank-you note.


Or they just want to keep in touch. Some lawyers genuinely like keeping in touch with candidates they really liked, and are open to taking questions.

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Re: How bad is this?

Postby thegrayman » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:32 pm

Genius wrote:
rpupkin wrote:
GoneSouth wrote:We should save this thread as Exhibit A for why you shouldn't send thank you emails.

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Re: How bad is this?

Postby gk101 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have not sent a single thank you (and have even been told by some of my interviewers not to send one for the listed reason), but I find it odd when an attorney provides their business card at the close of an interview. It seems like they are indicating that they would like a thank-you note.

definitely not the case. I hand them out because what else am I going to do with those fucking things. Only other use is dropping a bunch in those business-card drawings at restaurants (won a $200 dinner once)

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Re: How bad is this?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:54 pm

gk101 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have not sent a single thank you (and have even been told by some of my interviewers not to send one for the listed reason), but I find it odd when an attorney provides their business card at the close of an interview. It seems like they are indicating that they would like a thank-you note.

definitely not the case. I hand them out because what else am I going to do with those fucking things. Only other use is dropping a bunch in those business-card drawings at restaurants (won a $200 dinner once)

Would you ding a candidate who messed up your name with someone else's on the email?

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Re: How bad is this?

Postby run26.2 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Just got my thank you emails mixed up and sent one to the wrong attorney. Have I screwed up my chances for what was otherwise a great set of interviews?

Depends on a couple of things. Here are some ways it could play out. If the person was an associate, there is a good chance they already filled out the evaluation. In that case, probably NBD.

If a partner, they may bring it back up in a discussion of whether you should be hired. If they really liked you, it will be overlooked. If you are borderline, you're probably done.

ETA: I think business cards are generally handed out as a way to say if you WANT to follow-up, i.e., have a genuine question, then you can. I don't think they are a sign that the attorney wants a thank you note. I personally got offers with and without sending notes. For the firm at which I work (which was my first choice), I did not send them.

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Re: How bad is this?

Postby gk101 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:59 pm

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gk101 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have not sent a single thank you (and have even been told by some of my interviewers not to send one for the listed reason), but I find it odd when an attorney provides their business card at the close of an interview. It seems like they are indicating that they would like a thank-you note.

definitely not the case. I hand them out because what else am I going to do with those fucking things. Only other use is dropping a bunch in those business-card drawings at restaurants (won a $200 dinner once)

Would you ding a candidate who messed up your name with someone else's on the email?

the decision to offer someone a callback or not is usually made really quickly and generally before I get the thank-you note. I probably wouldn't make the effort to go back and change my recommendation over a mistake like that.

That being said, one guy sent a thank you note to another associate here (who had a non-traditional way of spelling his name) and spelled the name the traditional way and added that the associate's name was spelled incorrectly on the business card. Don't do that

eta: I would never change a no to a yes based off of a thank you note. They really have zero upside

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Re: How bad is this?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:02 pm

gk101 wrote:That being said, one guy sent a thank you note to another associate here (who had a non-traditional way of spelling his name) and spelled the name the traditional way and added that the associate's name was spelled incorrectly on the business card. Don't do that.

Dear god what is wrong with this world.

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Re: How bad is this?

Postby landshoes » Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:06 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:
gk101 wrote:That being said, one guy sent a thank you note to another associate here (who had a non-traditional way of spelling his name) and spelled the name the traditional way and added that the associate's name was spelled incorrectly on the business card. Don't do that.

Dear god what is wrong with this world.


I just...wow.

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Re: How bad is this?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:26 pm

landshoes wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:
gk101 wrote:That being said, one guy sent a thank you note to another associate here (who had a non-traditional way of spelling his name) and spelled the name the traditional way and added that the associate's name was spelled incorrectly on the business card. Don't do that.

Dear god what is wrong with this world.


I just...wow.


How did that guy even get to the callback stage?

Anyway, OP here. Hoping that I didn't destroy my chances, but haven't received a response from the attorney/ :(

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Re: How bad is this?

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:11 pm

malibustacy wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have not sent a single thank you (and have even been told by some of my interviewers not to send one for the listed reason), but I find it odd when an attorney provides their business card at the close of an interview. It seems like they are indicating that they would like a thank-you note.


Or they just want to keep in touch. Some lawyers genuinely like keeping in touch with candidates they really liked, and are open to taking questions.

Yes. I even do this for people who I don't particularly like. It's just courtesy. But if I liked the person and am fairly confident they will get an offer, I will try to make it clear that I am genuinely happy to answer any questions they may have.

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Re: How bad is this?

Postby gk101 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
landshoes wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:
gk101 wrote:That being said, one guy sent a thank you note to another associate here (who had a non-traditional way of spelling his name) and spelled the name the traditional way and added that the associate's name was spelled incorrectly on the business card. Don't do that.

Dear god what is wrong with this world.


I just...wow.


How did that guy even get to the callback stage?

Anyway, OP here. Hoping that I didn't destroy my chances, but haven't received a response from the attorney/ :(

the "thank you" note was after the screener. It's almost always unnecessary and occasionally harmful.



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