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Desperation Calling

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From the ever entertaining Smoking Gun comes this story of desperation as a Tulane law student takes a creative approach to finding a job at a firm. We’ll see if I still think it’s desperate in a couple of years when I’m in Toll’s position.

Last month, he sent 20-30 law firms his resume and a five-page interview request drafted to resemble a legal filing (below you’ll find the copy of Toll’s pitch letter that went to the New Jersey firm Wolff & Samson). Noting that, “I am VERY hungry right now,” Toll promised prospective employers that, “If my mother’s funeral was the day of a key deposition, I would do the eulogy via teleconference after the deposition.”

See a copy of the letter

I don’t think I want to know if this tactic worked. I’m afraid it might have been just what some prospective employers were looking for.

Update: It did.

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