Still no-response from a lot of Direct Send

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nylaw23
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Still no-response from a lot of Direct Send

Postby nylaw23 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:54 am

Just wondering what people's experience has been with your direct send mailing campaign? I sent out mine at the end of July and have heard from only 20 of the 60 (all very thoughtful rejections). Is that the normal response rate for right now? Do you think they will send out a mass rejection once they fill up their summer class? Anyone from last year that had experience dealing with direct send, please share.

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Re: Still no-response from a lot of Direct Send

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:25 pm

nylaw23 wrote:Just wondering what people's experience has been with your direct send mailing campaign? I sent out mine at the end of July and have heard from only 20 of the 60 (all very thoughtful rejections). Is that the normal response rate for right now? Do you think they will send out a mass rejection once they fill up their summer class? Anyone from last year that had experience dealing with direct send, please share.


I sent around 25 anywhere from 2-6 weeks ago. About 6 had the courtesy to tell me they weren't interested, 4 scheduled screening interviews or just straight to the call-back interview, and I've heard nothing from around 15. I did my best to target the letters, but a lot was just inserting firm name X into the blanks.

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Re: Still no-response from a lot of Direct Send

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
nylaw23 wrote:Just wondering what people's experience has been with your direct send mailing campaign? I sent out mine at the end of July and have heard from only 20 of the 60 (all very thoughtful rejections). Is that the normal response rate for right now? Do you think they will send out a mass rejection once they fill up their summer class? Anyone from last year that had experience dealing with direct send, please share.


I sent around 25 anywhere from 2-6 weeks ago. About 6 had the courtesy to tell me they weren't interested, 4 scheduled screening interviews or just straight to the call-back interview, and I've heard nothing from around 15. I did my best to target the letters, but a lot was just inserting firm name X into the blanks.


I direct-mailed 24, got 4 rejections, 2 interviews, the rest were silent. Not sure if they're waiting until callbacks are over before calling/rejecting, or if they're just not bothering to respond.

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Re: Still no-response from a lot of Direct Send

Postby amped » Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
nylaw23 wrote:Just wondering what people's experience has been with your direct send mailing campaign? I sent out mine at the end of July and have heard from only 20 of the 60 (all very thoughtful rejections). Is that the normal response rate for right now? Do you think they will send out a mass rejection once they fill up their summer class? Anyone from last year that had experience dealing with direct send, please share.


I sent around 25 anywhere from 2-6 weeks ago. About 6 had the courtesy to tell me they weren't interested, 4 scheduled screening interviews or just straight to the call-back interview, and I've heard nothing from around 15. I did my best to target the letters, but a lot was just inserting firm name X into the blanks.


I direct-mailed 24, got 4 rejections, 2 interviews, the rest were silent. Not sure if they're waiting until callbacks are over before calling/rejecting, or if they're just not bothering to respond.


I had a similar result, although maybe a higher proportion of rejections. I'm not sure why you haven't called to follow up. I followed up on all mine about 2 weeks after I sent them. Employers won't get mad if you call to check the status of your application and make sure it was received. Granted, I think this process just speeds up the rejections/gets you an actual rejection letter. If firms are really interested, they will call you.

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Re: Still no-response from a lot of Direct Send

Postby laborday » Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:08 pm

When you "direct send", do you use email or regular mail? And do you send to the recruiter or the hiring attorney? Thanks!

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Re: Still no-response from a lot of Direct Send

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:02 pm

laborday wrote:When you "direct send", do you use email or regular mail? And do you send to the recruiter or the hiring attorney? Thanks!


I use regular mail unless the firm website directs you to email it. Send to the recruiter




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