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Off-Topic Area => Politics and Law-Related News => Topic started by: gar598 on September 25, 2003, 02:12:49 PM

Title: Law student's unique pitch for job interview
Post by: gar598 on September 25, 2003, 02:12:49 PM
lhttp://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/mstoll1.htm

Matthew Toll is about to graduate from law school and he'd like to snag a
$70,000 job. So he prepared a rather unique pitch for an interview and just
sent it to about 30 firms. This kid is going places:
Title: Re: Law student's unique pitch for job interview
Post by: Ivy_Hopeful on September 25, 2003, 07:29:02 PM
very unique...  :)
Title: Re: Law student's unique pitch for job interview
Post by: jgruber on March 03, 2004, 11:13:55 AM
Would you hire him?
Title: Re: Law student's unique pitch for job interview
Post by: Revenant on April 01, 2004, 10:33:56 PM
I wouldn't.

In particular, he must have taken all of ONE intro-level Operations and Information Management course considering all he can draw out of the experience is learning computer skills and building an *extremely* basic website.  If he had taken some of the more advanced classes in that particular concentration, then perhaps I'd be impressed, but the level of emphasis he seemed to place on having taken that course leads me to question the quality of the other courses he took while in undergrad.

Then again, this coming from a techie and not a law firm. :)
Title: Re: Law student's unique pitch for job interview
Post by: hollywoodude on April 01, 2004, 10:55:22 PM
Its cute and everything but its too long. Uniqueness still needs to be filtered through conciseness.

Stuff about mother's funeral and the wedding; thats a real amateurish way to put the point across. I'd be weary of someone who would tries to come off soooo hungry that he would want to put work before mandatory human duties.
Title: Re: Law student's unique pitch for job interview
Post by: hollywoodude on April 01, 2004, 10:57:58 PM
someone who would tries to come off soooo hungry that he would want to put work before mandatory human duties.

Excuse my typo: I know kids are getting real judgemental these days. Figured i'd do it before somebody else relished in pointing my mistake. 
Title: Re: Law student's unique pitch for job interview
Post by: blizzard of ozz on April 03, 2004, 10:42:52 AM
i saw that while ago. i think it's funny as hell, but too long. the kid's got chutzpah and that's worth something. he'll probably get auto-dinged though from lots of stuffy firms.

let's face it, law firms are out to make a buck and want someone that is willing to do those things but they want lawyers to claim they provide a unique and valuable service. why not just call it like it is? the guy wants to make money, so does the law firm, that's their only end.
Title: Re: Law student's unique pitch for job interview
Post by: nathanielmark on April 05, 2004, 06:59:21 AM
he sounds like a jackass to me.  im sure he will wind up wherever he belongs.  i doubt most employers have the time or the inclination to read all that crap he put together.  i also think it reflects poorly on him that he would brag about doing his mothers eulogy by teleconference.

to me that says "i am disloyal to those who have provided me with the most in life" and "my ethics and values are for sale"
Title: Re: Law student's unique pitch for job interview
Post by: xrayspec on April 05, 2004, 07:30:55 AM
Desperation, wrapped in a stupid gimmick, still smells like desperation.
Title: Re: Law student's unique pitch for job interview
Post by: nathanielmark on April 05, 2004, 07:42:38 AM
Right, i bet he is doing all of this stuff because he can't stand on the merits of his performance in school.  my read would be he is in the bottom half of his class.
Title: Re: Law student's unique pitch for job interview
Post by: dnw2007 on April 05, 2004, 08:01:40 AM
His approach is unique.  But, like it or not, many firms want that kind of person- who even puts work before burying their own mother.  He will definitely land a job. 
Title: Re: Law student's unique pitch for job interview
Post by: Revenant on April 05, 2004, 04:48:10 PM
His approach is unique.  But, like it or not, many firms want that kind of person- who even puts work before burying their own mother.  He will definitely land a job. 

What happens if he fails to deliver? ;)
Title: Re: Law student's unique pitch for job interview
Post by: hollywoodude on April 06, 2004, 10:26:02 PM
What happens if he fails to deliver?

..well, i guess that would give him time to go to his own funeral.
Title: Re: Law student's unique pitch for job interview
Post by: Ivy_Hopeful on April 14, 2004, 09:46:05 AM
...and bury himself!
Title: Re: Law student's unique pitch for job interview
Post by: wolfman1977 on April 14, 2004, 09:59:00 PM
Maybe he's the coolest guy in the world, but he comes off as a real tool in that article.  I bet that's a turn-off to every firm he sends that to.  Crap like filing a brief for an interview is pathetic enough in the admissions process, to send it to a firm is borderline idiotic.