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No response to callback thank you notes = ding?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:54 am

Had callback 2 days ago and wrote thank you notes to each of my interviewers. None of them replied. Bad sign?

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Re: No response to callback thank you notes = ding?

Postby john titor » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:57 am

in my experience, yes.

good luck!

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Re: No response to callback thank you notes = ding?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:01 am

john titor wrote:in my experience, yes.

good luck!


for those that did response, how long did it usually take for them to do so?

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Re: No response to callback thank you notes = ding?

Postby john titor » Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:03 am

I wish I could answer that, but none of them did. I went on a few callbacks when I was in school but didn't get any jobs from them, or responses to my thank you notes.

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Re: No response to callback thank you notes = ding?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:19 pm

are you hand writing them, ior emailing them??? I have heard hand writing them is preferred, but sometimes it doesnt make it in time before they make a decisoin...

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Re: No response to callback thank you notes = ding?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:are you hand writing them, ior emailing them??? I have heard hand writing them is preferred, but sometimes it doesnt make it in time before they make a decisoin...


I emailed. This is not 1997 anymore.

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Re: No response to callback thank you notes = ding?

Postby azlawlady » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:26 pm

john titor wrote:in my experience, yes.

good luck!

I'm curious as to why you said yes. I'm not in LS, but just because someone doesn't email back it doesn't automatically mean that its a ding. These guys are probably super busy interviewing and everything that goes along with that, so even if they did like you and are planning on calling you back, why would they take the time to send an email back? OP, I say just 'cause they didn't respond, it doesn't mean you're screwed.

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Re: No response to callback thank you notes = ding?

Postby AmicusCuriae » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:27 pm

Your interviewers are busy people; they may not have time to reply. I wouldn't worry too much about it.

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Re: No response to callback thank you notes = ding?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:are you hand writing them, ior emailing them??? I have heard hand writing them is preferred, but sometimes it doesnt make it in time before they make a decisoin...


I emailed. This is not 1997 anymore.



Ok, but i have heard that hand written letters really make a good impression.

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Re: No response to callback thank you notes = ding?

Postby mr.undroppable » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:40 pm

Are you guys out of your minds with the thank you notes?

Send one email to the head hiring partner who is your contact or anyone else you made a legitimate connection with. Hand written notes to everyone is a waste of time. They won't be read before your decision is made and even if they are they will certainly not be the deciding factor in whether or not you get an offer.

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Re: No response to callback thank you notes = ding?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:49 pm

While I don't do separate thank yous to each interviewer, I do one to the legal recruiting coordinator or someone who escorted you throughout the day and mention each of my interviewers within that same thank you letter.

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Re: No response to callback thank you notes = ding?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:56 am

someone i know who got a firm job as a 1L didn't get a response from anyone she e-mailed thanks to

i would think a short response = slight slight positive, a warm response = positive, none = neutral

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Re: No response to callback thank you notes = ding?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:46 am

They don't respond, so no response is normal.

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Re: No response to callback thank you notes = ding?

Postby john titor » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:15 am

azlawlady wrote:
john titor wrote:in my experience, yes.

good luck!

I'm curious as to why you said yes. I'm not in LS, but just because someone doesn't email back it doesn't automatically mean that its a ding. These guys are probably super busy interviewing and everything that goes along with that, so even if they did like you and are planning on calling you back, why would they take the time to send an email back? OP, I say just 'cause they didn't respond, it doesn't mean you're screwed.


well, I said yes because in my experience, I've never gotten a job where they didnt respond to my thank you notes.

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Re: No response to callback thank you notes = ding?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:55 am

Why does a thank you require a return thank you?

But regardless, i've sent the email usually with no response. I still got a few CBs

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Re: No response to callback thank you notes = ding?

Postby nativedelta » Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:01 am

My law school explicitly says NOT to hand write notes and not to do email. They want us to mail a thank you note that looks more like a business letter to me.

Either way--email or snail mail, thank you cards are not meant to be responded to. It's not a two-way conversation. It is your expression of thanks and should not elicit a response. I would not expect any response to a thank you note.

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Re: No response to callback thank you notes = ding?

Postby 3rdYrLitigator » Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:25 pm

mr.undroppable wrote:Are you guys out of your minds with the thank you notes?

Send one email to the head hiring partner who is your contact or anyone else you made a legitimate connection with. Hand written notes to everyone is a waste of time. They won't be read before your decision is made and even if they are they will certainly not be the deciding factor in whether or not you get an offer.


I'm just going to say that when I went through OCI everyone hand wrote thank you notes (and that wasn't so long ago). And if you send notes the next day (as we all were told to do) it will not get there after a decision is made. Most attorneys will not care, but I can assure you some partners will care. It's something that used to be common courtesy, and some older partners are sticklers to tradition. I can absolutely see it making a difference to older, more traditional partners.




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